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Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers record Pardon Me Please, Blessed Are They, The Joke, Come Be My Love and Since The Beginning Of Time in Executive Sound Studios, Bronx, New York City, USA.
Brook Benton plays at the Smart Spot, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA.
Jimmy Charles, Jimmy Jones, The Vibrations, The Clovers, The Bobbettes and Marie Knight play the fifth night in a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
I Pity The Fool by Bobby Bland reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA.
Brook Benton plays the sixteenth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Stand By Me by Ben E. King enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
Gladys Knight And The Pips reach No1 in the Billboard r'n'b singles chart in the USA with Every Beat Of My Heart.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips and Big Maybelle play the second of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Unchain My Heart, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke records Twistin' The Night Away at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Earl Palmer (drums), Tommy Tedesco, Clifton White (guitar), Red Callender (bass), Ed Beal (piano), Jackie Kelso, John Ewing, Jewell Grant (saxophones) and Stuart Williamson (trumpet), most of whom were Wrecking Crew stalwarts.
The Marcels record My Melancholy Baby and Really Need Your Love in New York City, USA, for Colpix Records.
Bobby Vee, Joey Dee And The Starliters, Dee Dee Sharp and Jerry Lee Lewis play the second of two days at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Percells release a new single, Hully Gully Guitar, on ABC Paramount Records in the USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new album, Stevie At The Beach, on Tamla Records in the USA.
The Teardrops record Tonight I'm Gonna Fall In Love Again and That's Why I'll Get By, during their first recording session for Saxony Records at King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Dionne Warwick plays the sixth night in a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Supremes appear on tv show Shindig!, recorded in ABC-tv studios, New York City, USA, performing Baby Love and their new single, Come See About Me. The same show features The Righteous Brothers singing Little Latin Lupe Lu, and a young Leon Russell performing The Chuck Berry composition Roll Over Beethoven.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Palais, Wimbledon, UK.
B.B. King, The Drifters, Baby Washington and The Radiants play at The Royal Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at The ABC, Hull, UK.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin' Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at The ABC, Blackpool, UK.
The Four Tops enter the UK Top 30 singles chart at No22 with I Can't Help Myself. This is their first of many British hits. Their success and, in particular, the voice of their lead singer Levi Stubbs, will inspire British songwriter Billy Bragg to compose his song Levi Stubbs' Tears in 1986.
The Steam Packet play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Street, upper Edmonton, North London, England, UK. The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll.
A teen-oriented music movie The T.A.M.I. Show is released to theatres in Denmark, Europe, featuring live performances by Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Miracles, The Supremes, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Barbarians, The Blossoms, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Jan And Dean, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas.
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels play the fifth of ten nights at Ondine's, New York City, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
The Box Tops play at The Royal Victoria, Tonbridge, UK.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Daryl Hall And John Oates collect a platinum album from the R.I.A.A. in the USA, for Private Eyes.
The album She's Strange by Cameo is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Whitney Houston comes to the end of her Feels So Right tour, with a show at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tom Jones plays the last of three nights at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois, USA.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
On her Big Beautiful Tour, Jill Scott plays at The Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The White Stripes play at The Greek Theater, Berkeley, California, USA.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Grand Opera House, York, England, UK.
Joan Armatrading plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK.
Heaven 17 play an invite only concert at The Winter Garden, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
When Fishbone play at The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, singer Angelo Moore (aka Dr. Madd Vibe) does a stage dive which injures audience member Kimberley Myers, breaking her skull and collarbone. She will successfully sue the band, earning $1.35m in damages and compensation.
Music chart statisticians SoundScan report a mere 5.29m album sales in the last week in the USA - the lowest tally for any seven day cycle since SoundScan started quantifying data nineteen years earlier.
Ren Harvieu releases her debut album, Through The Night, on Island Records in the UK.
Nicki Minaj picks up the prize for best female hip-hop artist, at the BET Awards at The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA. Jay-Z is seen to have what appears to be a disagreement with his sister-in-law Solange Knowles just before Beyonce sings Partition.
Annie Lennox releases her new album, Nostalgia, as a CD, vinyl LP, DVD and digital download in the UK and France, Europe. The album consists of cover versions of classic songs.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at O2 World, Hamburg, Germany.
The Excitements release a new LP, Breaking The Rule, on Penniman records in the UK.