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Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson And His Band play in The Drill Hall, Alfreton, UK.
Jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Myra Melford
is born in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. (1957)yrong>
The first UK press review of Little Richard
says "His dynamic personality should make him a big favourite."
Mickey Virtue of UB40
is born in Birmingham, UK.
Noah Kaminsky of Brooklyn, New York City, gets a brand new guitar for his sixteenth birthday. It will help him along the road to becoming Neil Diamond
The EP Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No18 during a five-week run.
Knee Deep In The Blues
by Tommy Steele
And The Steelmen enters the UK Singles Chart at No26. it will peak at No15 during a nine-week run on the chart. It will also become the first record ever bought by teenage Welshman Ian Kilmister, later to find fame as Lemmy of Motorhead
In today's edition of Newsweek magazine, Hank Saperstein, owner of merchandising company Special Products Inc., reveals that the first six months of his company's Elvis Presley
merchandise licensing deal has resulted in $26m worth of sales.
Adrian Frederick Smith is born in Hackney, East London, UK. he will find success as Adrian Smith
, guitarist and songwriter with Iron Maiden
Country singer and top recording star Johnny Horton
first meets with psychic J. Bernard Ricks of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. They begin a lifelong friendship during which Horton becomes convinced that he has developed his own psychic abilities. It is said that he eventually predicted, correctly, that his own death would be violent
The US-based RCA-Victor label is launched in the UK, as an associated label of Decca Records
by Max Bygraves
peaks at No14 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of eight weeks on the chart.
and His Comets are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan
show, recorded in New York City, USA.
is in Culver City, California, USA, preparing for his next MGM film, Jailhouse Rock.
of Chicago, Illinois, USA, continues with the process of moving in to its new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
And His Charms play at the Club Rendezvous, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
At Chess Studio
, Chicago, Illinois, USA, USA, Chuck Berry
records Rock'n'Roll Music, How You've Changed, Oh Baby Doll and other tracks.
Around The World
by Ronnie Hilton
enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No16 . It will peak at No4 during a run of eighteen weeks on the chart.
Lonnie Donegan plays at The Empire, Liverpool, UK. After the show, Donegan repairs to The Cavern Club
for a jam session.
plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Teen crooner Paul Anka
releases his first single, Diana, to radio stations in the USA.
The transatlantic liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Swedish vessel Stockholm in fog near Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts. On board the Andrea Doria is songwriter Mike Stoller of the famed Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller songwriting and record production partnership. Rescued by a freighter, he is taken to New York City.
Carol Decker, vocalist with 80s hitmakers T'Pau, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Teen crooner Paul Anka
reaches No1 in the Billboard
R'n'B Best Sellers in Stores Chart in the USA, with
his debut single, Diana
attends a fancy dress ball in Hollywood, California, USA, where he is confronted by Nat 'King' Cole dressed as Elvis, carrying a guitar and wearing long sideburns.
The horror film Night Of The Demon
is released to cinemas in the UK. In 1985, Kate Bush
will be inspired to use a line of dialogue sampled from this film - "It's in the trees! It's coming!" - as the opening of her song Hounds Of Love
Deejay Allen Brook of CKWS radio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, begins playing tracks from the new Elvis Presley
release, Elvis' Christmas Album
, and invites listeners to ring the station to register how they feel about a rock'n'roller singing religious songs. Of his first 800 callers 93% are in favour and just 7% object to the idea.