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The Holiday Show Of Stars, featuring Jerry Wallace, Freddy Cannon, Skip And Flip and others, plays at The Old Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Daily tv pop music show American Bandstand features a telephone interview with Elvis Presley.
Johnny Cash plays in Helena, Montana, USA.
Ray Charles and his Orchestra play at The City Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Running Bear by Johnny Preston reaches No1 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Warren Smith play in Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
A dance in Houston, Texas, USA, enters the record books when 16,500 people show up to bop the night away.
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Cliff Richard play at the New Musical Express Pollwinners concert, at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK.
During the ongoing US Congressional investigation of payola in the music industry, it is revealed that John Doerfer, Chairman of Federal Communications, took a six day trip to Florida, USA, funded by Storer Broadcasting.
Joe Brown And The Bruvvers release the single Darktown Strutters Ball in the UK.
Jazz and rock drummer Chad Wackerman is born in Long Beach, California, USA. He will work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Men At Work and many others.
Post-bop saxophonist Greg Osby is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Close harmony vocal group The Hi-Lo's record A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square, Autumn In New York, Sand In My Shoes and other tracks, for Columbia Records in the USA.
Simon Climie, keyboard player and singer with Climie Fisher, is born in Fulham, London, UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis headlines the WVOK Shower Of Stars show at Birmingham Armory, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a thirteen-week run.
Brook Benton, Dinah Washington and Dion And The Belmonts play at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Brook Benton, Dinah Washington and Dion And The Belmonts play the fourth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Sweet Nothins by Brenda Lee peaks at No4 in the Billboard Top 40 Chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Jazz pianist Horace Parlan records The Lady Is A Tramp, Come Rain Or Come Shine and other tracks for Blue Note Records, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Ben E. King is dumped by his manager, the former jazz trumpeter George Treadwell, for complaining about low wages.
Dean Martin records Ain't That A Kick In The Head, with accompaniment by Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra, for Capitol Records.
The Platters play the tenth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Cliff Richard releases a new single, Choppin' And Changin', in the USA on ABC-Paramount Records.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Simon Wright, who will play drums for AC/DC and Dio, is born in Oldham, Manchester, UK.
Jackie Wilson, supported by Dion And The Belmonts, Elmore James, and The Vibrations, plays the second of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tennesse Ernie Ford releases a new single, Joshua Fit The Battle, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Jazz pianist Horace Silver records Me And My Baby, Strollin' and other tracks, in New York City, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays at the Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band spends the first of three days of recording tracks for the Verve Records album The Concert Jazz Band, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frankie Avalon, LaVern Baker, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Royal Teens, The Hollywood Argyles, Skip And Flip and others play at The County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
At Conejo Movie Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA, Elvis Presley begins filming for his sixth movie, Flaming Lance. Before release, it wil be re-named Flaming Star.
Tell Laura I Love Her by UK teen idol Ricky Valance enters the British singles chart where it will peak at No1. [The songis a cover of a recently banned disc by Ray Peterson]
A Million To One by Jimmy Charles enters the Billboard R'n'B singles charts in the USA, where it will peak at No8. It will do better on the pop charts, reaching No5.
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison is the highest new entry into the Music Week UK Top Ten singles chart, rising from No13to No5.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin records the album Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party, for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
The Isley Brothers play the first of ten nights at The Baby Grand Club, New York City, USA.
The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Joe Tex and Donnie Elbert play the fourth night of a week at The Tivoli , Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bo Diddley plays at The Texas Prison Rodeo, Huntsville, Texas, USA.
Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters tops the Billboard US Singles Chart for the first of three weeks. On the same day, an American music paper reports that Dion and the Belmonts have 'ankled one another's scene'. In plain English, they have split up. Dion will replace The Belmonts with The Del-Satins.
Paul Anka plays the first of three nights at The City Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Six-year-old Ruby Bridges makes history as the first African-American child to attend a public school in Louisiana, USA. To enter the school, Ruby has to walk through a jeering crowd hurling racist insults with fists raised. Ruby's courageous walk will become a pivotal image marking the start of the desegregation of public schools in the USA. The song Ruby's Shoes, released in 2000 by Lori McKenna, is about Ruby Bridges.
The Ornette Coleman Octet records the completely improvised album, Free Jazz, at A + R Studios, New York City,USA.
Jazz vocalist Teri Thornton releases her debut album, Devil May Care, on Riverside Records in the USA.
Neil Sedaka, Dion, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Chubby Checker, Little Anthony, The Skyliners, Johnny Burnette, Bobby Vee and Dante And The Evergreens play the third of ten days in the Christmas Rock'n'Roll Show at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.