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Although Buddy Holly
, The Big Bopper
and Ritchie Valens
have all been killed in a plane crash at Clear Lake, Iowa, USA, the Winter Dance Party Tour with Dion carries on, to play at the Armoury, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.
releases a new single, Teenage Heaven, on Liberty Records in the USA.
The Kingston Trio
record I Bawled, Corey Corey, All My Sorrows, The Long Black Rifle and The Seine, at Capitol Recording Studios, 46th Street, New York City, USA.
releases a new single, Crackin' Up, on Checker Records in the USA.
Jazz clarinetist, composer and bandleader Jimmy Grier
dies in Los Angeles, California, USA.
's Jazz Band plays at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
Flamboyant US pianist Liberace
wins '8,000 damages in the High Court, London, against UK newspaper the Daily Mirror, which had published an article implying that he was homosexual.
plays the second of two nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Also on this day, Billboard
magazine reports that with 50% of the Billboard
Hot 100 singles chart taken up with rock'n'roll singles, this new youth-orientated format is remaining popular with record buyers, and not failing as many critics had predicted it would.
plays the fourth night of a week of shows at the Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
plays at the Big D Jamboree, Dallas, Texas, USA.
files court papers in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Keen Records
, claiming that the company owes him $30,000 in back royalties.
Teen heart-throb Fabian
plays in Seattle, Washington, USA.
and Gil Evans record a version of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez at Columbia Records
30th Street Studios, New York City, USA. This is not, however, the version which will appear on the album Sketches Of Spain
records Teenage Sonata at his first recording session for his new label, RCA Victor
, in the USA.