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Little Anthony And The Imperials and Jack Scott appear on tv's Dick Clark Show, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bill Black's Combo reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA with the instrumental Smokie Part 2.
Eddie Cochran spends the second of two days rehearsing in London for UK tv show Boy Meets Girls.
Frankie Ford appears on tv show American Bandstand in the USA, performing Time After Time
Slim Harpo releases Buzz Me Babe on Excello Records in the USA.
Slide Hampton records 'Round Midnight, A Little Night Music, Just Squeeze Me and other tracks at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
As Elvis Presley prepares to leave the US army, the government of East Germany bans all of his records and films.
Buster Brown plays at The Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Today's edition of Billboard magazine reveals that Elvis Presley has now outstripped every artist in the history of recording, by selling a total of eighteen million singles.
Having lately returned to the US after competing his Army service, Elvis Presley travels overnight by train from Washington DC to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Buck Owens and Rose Maddox record We're The Talk Of The Town and Sweethearts In Heaven for Capitol Records. Both will be Top 20 Hits on the Billboard Country Music chart.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the fifth night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays the fifth of seven days at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Four Tops.
In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Elvis Presley records Are You Lonesome Tonight, It's Now Or Never and Fever for RCA Records.
Blues guitarist and singer Larry McCray is born in Magnolia, Arkansas, USA.
In an interview published in the New York Daily News, Peggy Lee declares that, "Rock'n'roll is fading; the ballads, fine jazz, the melodious standards - which have never died - are being played and sung more and more."
Charlie Rich appears on tv pop show American Bandstand singing Lonely Weekends. The show is broadcast live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elmore James records Calling All Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His band on this session features Earl Hooker [guitar], Junior Wells [harmonica], A.C. Reed [tenor sax], Johnny Walker [piano], Earnest Johnson [bass] and Harold Tidwell [drums].
In an interview in today's edition of UK rock weekly the NME [New Musical Express], Connie Francis declares, "People are forever claiming that rock is dead, but something far more pleasing and significant has happened. Rock is no longer a novelty - it's been completely accepted. And in years to come, future generations will regard it as the pop music of our day."
The Platters play the twelfth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Charles Mingus Nonet records Weird Nightmare, Eclipse and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Mercury Records.
Teddy Randazzo plays at The Mayfair Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Harold Land records So In Love, in New York City, USA.
Paul Anka plays at The Riverside Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Shadows enter the UK singles chart with Apache, which will peak at No1. This will prove to be the first of many instrumental hits for the group.
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
Carlton Ridenhour is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find fame as rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy.
Tommy Leonetti plays at The Town And Country Club, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards records Vintage '57, Sunset Eyes and other tracks for Pacific Jazz Records in Los Angeles, California,USA.
The Teddy Charles Group plays at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
Bob Luman begins recording sessions for his album, Let's Think About Livin', in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Drifters and Clyde McPhatter play the first night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The highest new entry in the NME UK singles charts for the week ended on this date is Walk - Don't Run by The Ventures, entering at No25.
Brenda Lee plays the last of three days at The State Fair in Detroit, Michigan, USA, along with Johnny And The Hurricanes.
The Wreck Of The John B by Jimmie Rodgers reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart. The song will become a hit again in 1966 for The Beach Boys under the name Sloop John B.
The Rune Ofwerman Trio records the EP Jack's Back for Gazell Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Biggest Show Of Stars Of '60, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Hank Ballard, Duane Eddy, The Olympics, Dion, Marv Johnson and The Bobbettes, plays at The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifteenth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
Perry Como records Gone Is My Love and Make Someone Happy at Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Records.
The album From The Hungry I by The Kingston Trio is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. The album was recorded live in The Hungry I nightclub, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Beatles play the twenty-second night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
James Marshall Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] drops out of Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jack Russell, vocalist of heavy rock band Great White is born in Montebello, California, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at the Theatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe.
Chris Barber's Jazz Band plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
Ray Peterson plays the fifteenth night of a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Connie Francis plays the final night of a four-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.