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's two-week long Rock'n'Roll Holiday Jubilee comes to an end at the Academy of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Joe Williams and the Count Basie
Orchestra, Lavern Baker
, Teddy Randazzo
And the Three Chuckles, Richard Barrett and the Valentines, Boyd Bennett And The Rockets
, Earl Carroll And The Cadillacs, The Bonnie Sisters, Gloria Mann, James Sheppard And The Heartbeats, The Wrens and Don Cherry
Returning to the UK after a tour of the USA, popular bandleader and recording artist Ted Heath confidently predicts that, "Rock'n'roll is mainly performed by coloured artists for coloured people and is therefore unlikely to prove popular here."
is born in Milan, Italy, Europe. In the 1980s, he will become one of the most successful and respected promoters of live music in Italy, widely regarded as having been a pioneer in transforming the formerly chaotic Italian live music scene into a healthy, functioning business.
Ninth day of deejay Alan Freed
's ten-day-long Christmas Rock'n'Roll Spectacular, at Lowe's Theater, New York City, USA. starring Bo Diddley
, Chuck Berry
, Eddie Cochran
, Jackie Wilson
, The Everly Brothers
, Johnnie Ray
, Frankie Avalon
and The Moonglows
plays at The Drill Hall, Congleton, England, UK, Europe.
plays the final night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
King Of The Surf Guitar Dick Dale
and The Del-Tones make their last appearance at The Rendezvous Ballroom
, Balboa, California, USA, which has been their regular gig throughout this summer.
marries model Susan Butterfield in New York City, USA. After the wedding, the pair fly off to honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America.
records My First Day Without You and Slippin'.
The Everly Brothers
spend the first of two days recording songs, including Warum, in German at the Teldec Studio in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, with producer Wolf Kabitzky.
makes a guest appearance as an animated character named Ann-Margrock on the ABC-TV animated series The Flintstones.
end a brief Scottish tour with a show at Caird Hall
, Scotland, UK, Europe, then stay overnight at the Salutation Hotel
. Also on the tour are The Caravelles, Malcolm Clarke and The Cresters, Johnny Hudson and The Teenbeats with Tony Vincent [formerly Tony Vincent and The Giants] Houston Wells and His Marksmen, The Overlanders
, and Andy Ross And His Showband
The Top 5 Singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania
, on this date are as follows :
1. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS
2. Deep Purple - Nino Tempo And April Stevens
3. Dominique - The Singing Nun
4. Do You Love Me - Brian Poole And The Tremeloes
5. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
The Top Five singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania
, on this day are as follows :
1. DEEP PURPLE
- NINO TEMPO AND APRIL STEVENS
2. Dominique - The Singing Nun
3. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
4. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry And The Pacemakers
5. I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale And Grace
When The Beach Boys
play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA, the show is recorded by Capitol Records
and will be released as the band's first live concert LP.
, The Lively Set and Jerry Naylor appear on syndicated tv pop show Shivaree
, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Colonel Tom Parker renegotiates Elvis Presley
's deal with RCA Records in the USA. Presley commits to the label for one extra year, through 1972, in exchange for an increase in his annual guaranteed payment from $200,000 to $300,000.
When The Kingsmen
play at Amvets Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USA, the show is recorded and will, eventually, be released as the album Live In Tacoma.
continues with his comeback season of concerts at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
, USA, with Kris Kristofferson
, Tom Wopat, Little Richard
, Nicolette Larson, Alabama, Ted Nugent
, Bill Medley, Lacy J. Dalton, Gail Davies, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris
, Amy Grant and others.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XI at The Municipal Auditorium,
Crazy Cavan plays at The Tunnel Club, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe.
, Frenzy, Turnpike Cruisers, and The Surfadelics play at The Klub Foot, Clarendon Hotel, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Country Club's Christmas Concert, presented by Wally Whyton
on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, features Tammy Cline and Southern Comfort, Lome Gibson, The Hillsiders, Pete Stanley and Brian Golbey.
plays at The Greenbelt Arts Festival, Castle Ashby Park, England, UK, Europe.
British pop star Heinz (Heinz Burt
) dies, aged 57, following a stroke, in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe. He had long suffered from motor neurone disease, but performed live from a wheelchair at a social club just two weeks before his death.