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The Platters, Bobby Darin and Thurston Harris play the first of four nights in The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Marvin Rainwater plays at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Mose Allison Trio begins alternating with The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet at Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Johnny Horton records The Battle Of New Orleans during an evening session at the Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison and the rest of the cast re-record the score of the stage musical My Fair Lady in stereo for the original London cast album, to be released by Columbia Records.
Package tour the Biggest Show Of Stars for '59, featuring Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, The Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Little Anthony And The Imperials, The Kalin Twins and The Crests, plays in Charlotte, Carolina, USA.
Connie Francis is the musical guest on tonight's edition of US tv's Perry Como Show.
In the Mobile Post, critic Jake Bodine reviews the new Dusty Carr album C'mon Everybody, Get Happy! With the words, "about as inspiring as attending a mass burial. Get happy? Are you kidding? This collection of fourteen dirge-like songs should be named Music To Slit Your Wrists By. Let's look at a few song titles: I Cut My Lips On Your Love. Growing Fatigue. Valley Of Death. A Sudden Movement From The Shadows. Point made. Carr needs a few years of intense therapy, not a recording contract."
The Larry Young Trio records Autumn Leaves, Absotively Posalutely and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Long-running package tour the Biggest Show of Stars for '59 plays in Richmond, Virginia, USA, with a line-up featuring The Coasters, Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter, Bo Diddley, The Crests, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Little Anthony and The Imperials.
The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record Turn To Me, Not One Minute More and I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door, for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Ian McCulloch [later to form Echo and the Bunnymen] is born in Liverpool, UK.
Neil Sedaka releases a new single, You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm And Blues on RCA Records in the USA.
Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
The Count Basie Orchestra, with Billy Eckstine on vocals, records Stormy Monday Blues, I Want A Little Girl (arranged by Quincy Jones), Drifting and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Little Walter plays at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Bo Diddley releases the album Go Bo Diddley, on Chess Records in the USA.
Brook Benton and The Crests begin a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Swan Silvertones play the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Shirelles enter the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No97 with Dedicated To The One I Love.
Here Comes Summer by Jerry Keller enters the Billboard Top 40 in the USA. Although it stalls at No14 in America, it will go on to No1 in the UK.
Bill Doggett plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Everly Brothers play in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Tommy Sands plays at the Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Let It Rock and other tracks.
The Spaniels record I Like It Like That, You're Gonna Cry and Lucinda at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee Jay Records.
The Paul Martell Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Red Nichols And His 5 Pennies play the second of two nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Herbie Hancock records Succotash, Triangle, Jack Rabbit, Mimosa and A Jump Ahead, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Blue Note Records.
Only Sixteen reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. The position is achieved by amalgamating sales of versions of the song by Sam Cooke and Craig Douglas.
Nina Simone performs her first major concert, at The Town Hall, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Granada tv in the UK launches Boy Meets Girls, a new series featuring the talents of pop idol Marty Wilde and singer/guitarist Joe Brown.
Ray Charles plays the third day in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Bob Zimmerman, one day to become Bob Dylan, moves into a Jewish fraternity house, Sigma Alpha Mu, at the University Of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Marty Robbins performs live on US tv show The Town Hall Party, recorded in Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shirley Bassey plus the Eric Winstone Orchestra with Alan Black, plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
Nat 'King' Cole plays at the Copacabana, New York City.
Paul Anka is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
R'n'b keyboardist Bill Doggett plays the third of five nights at The Copa Club, Newport, Kentucky, USA.
The Kingston Trio releases a new single, Coo-Coo-U, in the USA on Capitol Records.
The Rodgers And Hammerstein musical The Sound Of Music opens at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, USA, where it will run for 1,443 performances.
John Coltrane records Little Old Lady and I'll Wait And Pray in Atlantic Records Studios, New York City, USA.
Steve Rotheray, guitarist of UK prog-rock band Marillion, is born in Brampton, UK.
Chuck Berry and Janice Norine Escalanti - a fourteen year old Apache Indian girl who he picked up after a concert in El Paso - arrive in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Duke Ellington plays the final night of a four-week season at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Cash records The Rebel - Johnny Yuma, for Columbia Records in the USA.
James Marshall Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix, rehearses at home in Seattle, Washington, USA, playing guitar with his friend James Williams.
Ray Eberle And His Orchestra play in Syracuse, New York State, USA.