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plays at The Orchid Room, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Winter Dance Party Tour, featuring Dion and Bobby Vee
, plays at the Les Buzz Ballroom, Spring Valley, Illinois, USA.
The Fleetwoods release Come Softly To Me, which will prove to be their biggest hit, in the USA.
, Lonnie Donegan, Max Bygraves
, Shirley Bassey
, Alma Cogan
, Humphrey Lyttelton
and others appear in the Record Star Show, the first live music concert to take place at Wembley Empire Pool (later re-named Wembley Arena)
, London, UK. The event, sponsored by Vera Lynn
's Stars Organisation for Spastics and the Daily Express newspaper, attracts an audience of 8,000 people.
Country singer Wynn Stewart records the Harlan Howard song Above And Beyond for Challenge Records in Nashville, Tennessee
Lisa Dal Bello is born in Weston, Toronto, Canada. Shge will find success as recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and voice actress Dalbello
And The Original Memphis Five play at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, their performance is recorded and will be released as an LP.
, one of the most recorded guitarists in history, is born in in Van Wert, Ohio, USA. Discovered by Chet Atkins
, Mason can be heard on tracks by George Strait
, Alan Jackson
, Shania Twain
, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, and Blake Shelton
Vernon Taylor releases a new single, Sweet And Easy To Love/Mystery Train, on Sun Records
in the USA.
A future member of The Beatles
, John Lennon
is dismissed from his holiday job at Barton's Water Works, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK, on the grounds that he is 'unsuitable?.
The first Dick Clark Caravan
Of Stars package tour plays in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, with acts including Paul Anka
, The Drifters
, Duane Eddy
, Lloyd Price
, LaVern Baker
, Annette, The Coasters
, The Skyliners
and Bobby Rydell
The Saints Jazz Band
, Paul Beattie And The Beats and Paula Anders play in The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
plays the sixth night of a week of shows at the Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
The Jazz For Moderns concert tour, featuring Dave Brubeck
, sets off with a gig for the Chamber Of Commerce in El Paso, Texas, USA.
The US House of Representatives announces that a house subcommittee is probing commercial bribery in the promotion of music. This is the beginning of the 50s payola scandal
, which will destroy the career of controversial deejay Alan Freed
A busy day for Connie Francis
when she appears as the Cinderella Queen in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, USA, then spends the evening playing the fourth gig in a week of shows at the Faisan Bleu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
It is reported that UK jazz group The Johnny Dankworth
Orchestra has recruited a new pianist, a young Oxford University Bachelor of Music by the name of Dudley Moore
releases a new single, It's All Right, in the USA on Singular Records [owned by Artie Singer].
Neville Keighley is born in the UK. In the 1980s he will change his name to Belouis Some
and adopt outlandish garb, but even that won't make him much of a pop star.
and His Orchestra with Joe Williams on vocals, plays on the Bandstand USA tv broadcast, recorded live in Birdland
, New York City, USA.