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Emile Ford And The Checkmates play at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Jimmy Lloyd, The Fordettes, Bobby Deacon, The Hunters and Patti Brook And The Diamonds.
James Brown records Night Train, Shout And Shimmy and other tracks in King Studios , Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, USA.
Connie Stevens makes a promotional appearance at The Fairfield Camera Company Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sheppards perform Feel Like Lovin' on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Frankie Lymon also appears on the same edition of the show.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play a show for black audiences only in The Alhambra Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa. Box office receipts go to local charities.
Buddy Jewell, a country singer popular in the 90s, is born in Osceola, Arkansas, USA.
Aretha Franklin, with The Ray Bryant Combo, releases a new single, Are You Sure, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sir Edward Lewis, Chairman of Decca Records in the UK, is in hospital for an operation.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Rome, Georgia, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at M.I.T., Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the fifth of seven nights at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Lefty Frizzell and Freddie Hart play a gig together in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After the show, a midnight party is held for Garland at Cafe De Paris.
Gene Vincent begins a brief tour of South Africa.
Cliff Richard records The Young Ones, When The Girl In Your Arms and Gotta Funny Feeling at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chubby Checker is headlining a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and The Unforgettables.
Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra record Ten Trumpets Have I, Guitarsville and other tracks for the Mercury Records album Ten Trumpets And Two Guitars at Studio A, United Recording Corp., Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Blues guitarist/pianist/vocalist Pete Franklin records Black Gal, Prison Bound and other tracks in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, for Bluesville Records.
Jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy plays at The Five Spot, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin records White Gardenia, God Bless The Child and other tracks in New York City, USA, for his Riverside Records album White Gardenia.
Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA.
The Oscar Peterson Trio play at London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis plays the third of eight nights at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The teen-oriented movie, Teen-Age Millionaire, featuring Chubby Checker, Dion, Marv Johnson, Bill Black's Combo, Jimmy Clanton, Vicki Spencer and Jack Larson, has its premiere in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, prior to opening in 18,000 theatres worldwide.
Jim Reeves plays the second of two nights in Malone, New York State, USA.
Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney, Freddy Cannon and Ral Donner are among a host of stars appearings at the KQV Radio Appreciation Day Show, in Western Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The show draws a crowd of 60,000 fans.
The Jive Five perform My True Story on popular tv show American Bandstand in W-Fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Murray The K's Boss Holiday Show, with Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Belmonts, The Chantels, Tony Orlando and others, plays the eighth day of two weeks at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Frankie And Johnny by Brook Benton, entering at No62.
George Hamilton IV plays a live show in Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the fourth of eight nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Jim Reeves records (How Can I Write On Paper) What I Feel In My Heart and Losing Your Love during a midday session at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Shane Fenton And The Fentones, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen with Clinton Ford, Peter Elliott and Lorie Mann and perform live on BBC Light Programme Radio Show Easy Beat, hosted by Brian Matthew.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the first of three nights in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Mark Wynter.
Hal Willis, with producer Shelby Singleton, records I Love You (Around The World) and Bayou Pierre, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band for the session features guitarists Jerry Kennedy and Kelso Herston, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Ray Stevens.
Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
The Beatles play at The Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Folk duo Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor provide a musical entertainment on the BBC-tv current affairs magazine show Tonight, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Kay Starr records I'm Alone Because I Love You, which will appear on her Capitol Records album I Cry By Night.
Lita Roza and The Honeys, with James Moody (piano) Judd Proctor (guitar) and Tim Bell (double-bass), perform on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Workers' Playtime, broadcast live from a meat products factory at Willesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Miracles, The Vibrations, The Blue Notes and Joe Tex come to the end of two weeks at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dennis Lotis, Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra with Ronnie Price at the piano, Judd Proctor And The Plainsmen and The Ivor Raymonde Singers are heard performing live in the BBC Light Programme radio show Swingsong in London, England, UK, Europe.
Having recently completed filming in Hollywood, California, USA, of his latest movie, Kid Galahad, Elvis Presley travels to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he books into The Sahara Hotel for the Christmas period.