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And His Orchestra record Magic, Shiny Stockings, What Am I Here For? and Midgets, at Fine Sound
Studios, New York City, USA.
On a bill that also includes George Jones
, Elvis Presley
plays in the Louisiana Hayride tv show in the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
records You Make Me Feel So Young, Memories Of You and other tracks in KHJ Studios, Los Angeles, California.
In UK pop newspaper the NME
[New Musical Express], Geoffrey Everitt reviews Elvis Presley
's Heartbreak Hotel
with the words '... if you appreciate good singing, I don't suppose you'll manage to hear this all the way through.'
And The Teen Kings record Ooby Dooby
plus Trying To Get To You and other tracks at Norman Petty's Studio, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, for Je-Wel Records.
Composer, performer, saxophonist and guitar player Roberto Musci
is born in Milan, Italy, Europe.
US music trade magazine Billboard
reports that the new Fats Domino
single, I'm In Love Again
, "has paydirt written all over it. This is a simple tune with a flavoursome medium tempo swing to which the singer adds his telling vocal job in a traditional bluesy pattern."
The Ink Spots
arrive in the UK to begin a tour.
appears in the BBC tv show This Is Show Business, in the UK.
plays at The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
Twenty-five fans are hospitalised after fights break out at a rock'n'roll concert by Frankie Lymon
And The Teenagers in The Convention Center, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
plays at the Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
appears on the ATV show Round About Ten, in the UK.
The Prestige All-Stars, with Al Cohn, John Coltrane
, Hank Mobley
, Zoot Sims
(tenor saxes), Red Garland
(piano), Paul Chambers
(bass), and Art Taylor
(drums), record How Deep Is The Ocean and other tracks for the album Tenor Conclave, at Van Gelder Studios
, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
In The Still Of The Night
by legendary doo-wop R'n'B band The Five Satins
enters the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No24. Nevertheless, it will go on to become a genre classic, and eventually achieve multi-platinum sales.
Western Swing vocalist and musician Buddy Jones
, who had worked with Jimmie Davis
, Moon Mullican
and others, dies when he has a heart attack while driving which causes his car to crash in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
R'n'b/doo-wop combo The Orioles
record Live It Up, For All We Know and other tracks, for Vee-Jay Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jokers, an aspiring rock'n'roll trio featuring Bob Zimmerman on vocals and piano, record a 78rpm acetate at Terlinde Music in Duluth, Minnesota. Zimmerman will find greater fame as Bob Dylan