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Daily tv pop music show American Bandstand features a telephone interview with Elvis Presley.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Happy In Love/I Need You Now, in the UK.
Cliff Richard appears on UK tv show Saturday Spectacular.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fourth of six nights at The Empire, Newcastle, UK.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the eleventh night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Four Preps appear on American Bandstand, singing their upcoming single Got A Girl.
Teddy Randazzo plays at The Town And Country, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and organist Shirley Scott record the album Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis With Shirley Scott, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Sam Cooke, Abbey Lincoln, Clay Tyson, The Wanderers and Bobby Ephriam play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Darryl Hunt, bass guitarist of The Pogues is born in Nottingham, UK.
Rockabilly artist Ersel Hickey records Stardust Brought Me You, during his last recording session for Epic Records.
The stage musical Christine, with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, closes at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It has run for a total of just twelve performances.
The Platters play the third night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
George Formby records Happy Go Lucky Me and Banjo Boy for Pye Records in London, UK.
The Mystics, with Jay Traynor singing lead, record White Cliffs Of Dover, Blue Star and Over The Rainbow at RCA Studios, New York City, USA. for Laurie Records.
Marlene Dietrich plays at The Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
When Will I Be Loved by The Everly Brothers enters the Cash Box chart of the best-selling singles in the USA. It will peak at No9.
Matti Fagerholm is born in Helsinki, Finland. After a name change to Michael Monroe he will find fame as vocalist of glam-metal band Hanoi Rocks.
Roy Orbison earns his first Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA entry with Only The Lonely, which will peak at No2.
Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Pat Boone are the stars of ABC-tv's Coke Time teen music special in the USA.
Muddy Waters plays at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, USA.
Lil Son Jackson records the album Blues Come To Texas for Arhoolie Records in Dallas, Texas, USA.
UK pop idol Craig Douglas begins a season at The Essoldo, Brighton, UK, in the variety show SummerMasquerade.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the final night of a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Red Garland Trio records Soul Burnin', Blues In The Night and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Frankie Avalon begins five days at The Frolics, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Carl Mann records Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes and Ubangi Stomp, for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Nash plays the second night of a two week season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Muddy Waters releases a new single, Tiger In Your Tank, on Chess Records in the USA.
Connie Francis plays the thirteenth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jackie Wilson releases a new single, Alone At Last/Am I The Man, on Brunswick Records in the USA.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz saxophonist James Clay records the album A Double Dose Of Soul, for Riverside Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Bennett records Follow Me, Ramona, and other tracks for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
G.I. Blues, Elvis Presley's first film since leaving the army, is released in the USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays the seventh of eight nights at The Shubert Theater, Detroit,Michigan, USA. Her musical director on these shows is Burt Bacharach.
Nancy Harrow releases the album Wild Women Don't Have The Blues, in the USA, on Candid Records.
US pro-censorship organisation The League Of Decency criticises the latest Elvis Presley movie, G.I. Blues, for glamourizing what it sees as"immoral behaviour".
The Rockin' Stockings featuring Billy Lee Riley release a novelty Christmas single, Yulesville USA, on Sun Records in the USA.
Johnny Burnette appears on tv show Saturday Prom in the USA, for a fee of $750.
Brenda Lee and Chubby Checker play in Maui, Hawaii, USA.
I Love You by Cliff Richard And The Shadows enters the UK Top Ten singles chart. It will peak at No1.
Ray Peterson plays the fourth night of a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Latin Jazz Quintet records Summertime, Blue Moon and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA is Rubber Ball by Bobby Vee entering at No63.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of a four-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Coleman Hawkins Quartet with Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis records Night Hawk, In A Mellow Tone and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
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