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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.
Duane Eddy makes another of his numerous appearances on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This time he's plugging his current single, The Lonely One.
The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson), who died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly three days earlier, is buried in Beaumont, Texas, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at The Odeon, Leeds, UK.
Cliff Richard plays at The Granada, Mansfield, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles is recording tracks, including Just For A Thrill, for his album The Genius Of Ray Charles during the first of two sessions at 6 West Recording in New York City, USA, using an Ampex 3 track recorder.
The Count Basie Orchestra, with Billy Eckstine on vocals, records Lonesome Lover Blues, Jelly Jelly and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Robert Zimmerman [later to find fame as Bob Dylan] leaves Hibbing High School, Minnesota, USA, noting in the school yearbook that he intends "to follow Little Richard".
Robert Zimmerman [later to find fame as Bob Dylan] leaves Hibbing High School, Minnesota, noting in the yearbook that he intends "to follow Little Richard".
Back In The USA by Chuck Berry enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No37.
The Coasters and The Falcons begin a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the sixth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry on the Cashbox singles chart in the USA, entering at No34. It also enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No43.
The Swan Silvertones play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
UK tv pop show Oh Boy! broadcasts its first edition in the USA on ABC-tv, featuring Cliff Richard, Lord Rockingham's XI and the John Barry Seven.
Eddie Cochran releases a new single, Somethin' Else, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Connie Francis plays the last of four nights at the Bolero Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record Shout Parts 1 and 2, for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Broken Hearted Melody by Sarah Vaughan peaks at No4 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Big Maybelle, Arthur Prysock and The Four Tops play at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Ricky Nelson plays at Santa Clara County Fair, San Jose, California, USA.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour sets off to tour the USA with acts including Paul Anka, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Billed as 'Newport Jazz Festival', The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Dizzie Gillespie Quintet, The Buck Clayton All-Stars and The Vic Ash Quintet play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Carl Perkins continues a two-week season of shows at the Casino Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Canton, Ohio, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Brook Benton, Ruth Brown, The Falcons and The Pips, play at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Baby Washington, Bobby Freeman, The Miracles and Gene And Eunice play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Marty Robbins releases a new single, El Paso, in the USA. It will peak at No1 in the Billboard singles chart.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows enjoy their second consecutive UK No1 with Travellin' Light.
Jerry Gray And His Orchestra play in Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Danleers record If You Don't Care for Epic Records in the USA.
Music From Schubert Alley, a one hour tv special featuring Andy Williams, is broadcast by NBC-tv in the USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra with Joe Williams on vocals plays at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mr Blue by The Fleetwoods reaches No1 on the Billboard magazine Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Happy In Love, on Specialty Records in the USA.
The Coasters release a new single, Run Red Run, in the USA on Atco Records.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK, supported by the Don Rendell Jazz Six.
British rock'n'roller Tommy Steele signals his descent into MOR mediocrity by releasing his novelty single Little White Bull.
At the second Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, USA, Bobby Darin collects two Grammies. One is for Best New Artist of the Year and the other is Record of the Year with Mack The Knife.
Marty Robbins plays at The State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
While performing at The Chase Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, The Kingston Trio meet Dr Tom Dooley, a philanthropist often mistakenly assumed to be the subject of their hit Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley.
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra plays at Green Mill Garden, Findlay, Ohio, USA.
While serving with the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley has his first karate lessons with 'The Father of German Karate' Jurgen Seydel.
Future chart-toppers The Tokens skip school in New York City, USA, in order to practice singing their version of A Teenager In Love by Dion.
The Kingston Trio record El Matador and Raspberries Strawberries, for Capitol Records in the USA.
The Louvin Brothers play the first of eleven nights at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Where Or When by Dion And The Belmonts is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine pop singles chart in the USA, entering at No66.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, Let It Be Me, in the USA on Cadence Records.
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