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Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the twentieth night of a six-week season at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sarah Vaughan records What's The Use, Wallflower Waltz and True Believer, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Roulette Records.
Pauline Henry, vocalist for UK pop-soul combo The Chimes, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, re-shooting the ending of Wild In The Country, because pre-release screening audiences did not like the original ending in which Hope Lange committed suicide.
The Stan Getz Quartet records Evening In Paris for Verve Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in The Coliseum Ballroom, Oelwein, Iowa, USA.
The Modern Jazz Disciples play at Mother's, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Hide Away by blues guitarist Freddie King enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5. [The song is named after Mel's Hide Away Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, USA.]
Bobby Rydell's album Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones, is mastered in Cameo Records' studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the sixth night of a week at The New Lotus Club, Washington DC, USA.
Chubby Checker, The Drifters, Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson play the last night of a week at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet records Cross Breeding, Harlem's Manhattan and other tracks in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Nat King Cole records The Sand And The Sea, A Blossom Fell and Nature Boy in Capitol Recording Studios, 151 West 46th Street, New York City, USA.
Brook Benton plays the sixth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Edith Piaf releases a new album, Recital 1961, on Pathe Records in Canada.
Brenda Lee plays live in Elmendorf Air Base, Alaska, USA.
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen plus Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the fifth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Fats Domino plays a live show in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the eleventh night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry plays the first night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Velaires release a cover of the Chuck Berry song Roll Over Beethoven, onJamie Records in the USA.
Troy Shondell releases a new single, This Time, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Paul Anka continues with a week-long engagement at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Max Roach And His Orchestra record Man From South Africa at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse Records.
Popular close-harmony vocal group The Hi-Lo's record The Very Thought Of You, More Than You Know, On The Alamo and Let Me Love You, for Columbia Records in the USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Troubadours play at Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Malibu Shore Club, Lido Beach, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jesse Powell records Jumpin' Salty, When You're Smiling, Malaguena and Feelin' No Pain at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. They will appear on the album It's Party Time.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis co-headline a show at Rocklyn Palace, New York, USA, supported by Ruth Brown, The Coasters, The Vibrations and Chris Kenner.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away opens at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 167 performances.
Andy Williams acts as emcee of the United Fund Show at The Civic Auditorium, Pittsburgh, pennsylvania, USA, with Andy Griffith as the star of the show.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Shirley Bassey is staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Popular vocalist Jo Stafford is the guest on tv's Garry Moore Show in the USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Essoldo, Huddersfield, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Bob Beckham, with producer Owen Bradley, records 10,000 Teardrops, The Sound Of A Breaking Heart, Ivory Tower and Just Friends in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans) play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee, The Ames Brothers and Pearl Bailey are musical guests on the CBS-tv variety series The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Vocal group Tommy And The Twisters record Hucklebuck Twist, Blue River Twist and other twist-themed tracks for Savoy Records in the USA. They will appear on the Regent Records album Tommy And The Twisters.
The Sundowners Steelband, The US Navy Steelband and The Invaders Steel Orchestra of Woodbrook play in The Steelband Jamboree, an all-day festival of steelbands at the US Naval Base in Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Caribbean.
Nat King Cole, with George Shearing on piano, records Serenata, The Game Of Love, Fly Me To The Moon (In other Words) and Guess I'll Go Back Home in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Billy Byers, conducting the Quincy Jones Orchestra, records the Duke Ellington compositions Mood Indigo, Solitude and other tracks for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Bill Anderson is playing in Ottumwa, Iowa, USA.
Earl Bostic is playing at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Jolly Jack III.