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and his Orchestra play at The City Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.
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.
During the ongoing US Congressional investigation of
And The Bruvvers release the single Darktown Strutters Ball in the UK.
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.
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.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson
plays in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Jazz pianist Horace Silver
records Me And My Baby, Strollin' and other tracks, in New York City, USA, for Blue Note
The John Coltrane
Quartet plays at the Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Isley Brothers
play the first of ten nights at The Baby Grand Club, New York City, USA.
plays at The Texas Prison Rodeo, Huntsville, Texas, USA.
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
, 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.