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Barend Fransen, saxophonist of popular European jazz duo Gare Du Nord
, is born in Helmond, Belgium.
Denise Katrina Matthews is born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. She will find fame under the name Vanity
, as a protege of Prince
and leader of the all-female group Vanity 6
Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday
is asked to attend Customs House in New York City, USA, because her former drug convictions have put her in violation of the 1956 Narcotics Control Act.
plays in White Plains, New York State, USA.
The first-ever Grammy Awards
ceremony is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Tequila by The Champs wins Best R'n'B Performance, Perry Como
is Best Male Vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald
is Best Female Vocalist. The Chipmunks, however, win two Grammys - for Best Comedy, Best Engineering and Best Children’s Recording.
At the Six Bells pub in Ruislip, UK, British pop quartet The Drifters
change their name to The Shadows
to avoid conflict with the more successful group already famed as The Drifters
in the USA.
Patricia Kotero is born in Santa Monica, California, USA. She will find success as vocalist Apollonia
- a protege of Prince
, in the 80s.
All four male members of The Platters
are arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for aiding and abetting prostitution. They are later acquitted but, even so, the scandal destroys the group's career.
plays at the Blue Eagle Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Benny Golson records My Blues House, Drum Boogie and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios
, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for New Jazz Records.
plays the fourth of five nights at The Spatz Show Bar, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
Entering at No67, We Got Love by Bobby Rydell
is the highest new entry in the Billboard
US Hot 100 Singles Chart.
America's most popular folk music group, The Kingston Trio
, plays in Reynolds Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Teen idol Fabian
Forte plays in Portland, Oregon, USA.
, arrested the night before on charges of accosting and soliciting, is released on bail in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (outlaw)
plays at The Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
plays the fourth of five nights at The Copa Club, Newport, Kentucky, USA.