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Jazz trumpet virtuoso Kenny Dorham records Stella By Starlight, When Sunny Gets Blue and other tracks for Xanadu Records in New York City, USA.
The Platters continue with their UK tour.
Johnny Cash plays in Billings, Montana, USA.
Bobby Darin records Don't Get Around Much Anymore, How About Me and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Atco Records.
Pretty Blue Eyes by Craig Douglas enters the UK singles chart at No14.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet begins recording an album of music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles takes part in the last of four performances of Saint Joan, a school play at Liverpool Institute, Liverpool, UK. McCartney is cast in the role of 'Assessor'.
Jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson records Blue Jubilee in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
Jackie Wilson plays the first of three days at The State Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. The show is promoted by controversial deejay Alan Freed.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Heartbreaker, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
The Teenagers, now minus Frankie Lymon, record Crying and Tonight's The Night for End Records.
Nick Reynolds of The Kingston Trio and his wife Joan become the parents of a baby boy, Josh.
Josh White, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Derroll Adams play at St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
Radio show The WLS National Barn Dance transmits its final edition from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring Maggie Atcher, Johnny Frigo, Rusty Gill, Dolph Hewitt, Patsy Montana, Lee Morgan and Captain Stubby.
The album Warm by Johnny Mathis is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Sticks And Stones, in the USA.
Jazz saxophonist Leo Wright begins recording his debut album, Blues Shout, for Atlantic Records, in the USA.
Bobby Darin comes to the end of a week of shows at Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
He'll Have To Stay by Jeanne Black reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Connie Stevens releases a new single, Too Young To Go Steady, on Warner Brothers Records in the USA.
The Platters release a new single, Red Sails In The Sunset, in the USA.
The day after a riot has closed down The Newport Jazz Festival, in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, a group of country and jazz artists take part in a spontaneous jam session on the lawn ofa rented mansion nearby. Artists performing include Hank Garland and Chet Atkins (guitars), Gary Burton (Vibes), Brenton Banks (violin, piano), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums) and Boots Randolph (tenor sax). The results will be released as an album entitled After The Riot In Newport by The Nashville All-Stars.
Blues historian Paul Oliver records an interview with Will Shade, guitarist and vocalist of The Memphis Jug Band, which will appear on the LP Conversation With The Blues.
Because They're Young, by Duane Eddy enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2.
Cliff Richard's regular fifteen minute Sunday evening Radio Luxembourg series, Me And My Shadows, is broadcast in the UK.
The Harry James Orchestra and Jane Morgan are the musical guests on tonight's edition of the Ed Sullivan Sow, recorded in New York City, USA.
Ray Charles begins a week of shows at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brook Benton, LaVern Baker and Ben E. King play the third night in a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz drummer Max Roach and his group record tracks for the album We Insist! Freedom Now Suite at Nola Penthouse studio, New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
Bob Luman begins recording sessions for his album, Let's Think About Livin', in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley moves out of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, where he has been in residence during filming of his latest movie, Flaming Star. He now moves to a rented house at 525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single A Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley.
Chubby Checker hits No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with The Twist.
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The Isley Brothers play the last of ten nights at the Baby Grand Club, New York City, USA.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars For '60, featuring Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon and Bill Black's Combo, plays at The Shrine Mosque, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Jimmy Jones, Mark Wynter, Michael Cox and the Hunters, The Brook Brothers, Dean Rogers and the Marauders, Janet Richmond, Kenny Lynch and Johnny Wiltshire and The Trebletones play at the Gaumont, Bradford, UK.
Dizzy Gillespie spends the second of three days recording the Lalo Schifrin composition Gillespiana, in New York City.
Dann Huff of melodic rock band Giant is born.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Le Roy, Johnny Worth, Chris Carlsen and The Honeys play at the Essoldo, Keighley, UK.
The film Ocean's 11, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, opens in Finland, Europe.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Drifters release a new single, I Count The Tears , on Atlantic Records in the USA. The chorus melody will be 'borrowed' in 1967 by The Grass Roots for their hit song Let's Live For Today .
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Sweet And Easy To Love / Devil Doll, on Sun Records in the USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Granada, Mansfield, England, UK, Europe.
Nathaniel Best, who will join the O'Jays in 1993, is born.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the sixth night of a six-week season at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.