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Bobby Rydell is the musical guest on US tv's The Perry Como Show.
Buzz Clifford performs Baby Sittin' Boogie on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Ventures release a new single, Ram-Bunk-Shush, in the USA on Dolton Records.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Bert Weedon, The Kaye Sisters, Chas McDevitt and others plays a charity benefit show at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WRIT Radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
  1. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
  2. Exodus - Ferrante And Teicher
  3. Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
  4. Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
  5. Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
  6. Pepe - Duane Eddy
  7. Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
  8. Corrina, Corrina - Ray Peterson
  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
  10. Angel Baby - Rosie And The Originals
The Beatles perform at Alexandra Hall, Crosby, Liverpool, UK.
Country music singing star Patsy Cline gives birth to a son, Allen.
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Top Atlantic Records songwriting and production team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller announce plans to form two new record labels, Daisy and Tiger, which will provide finished masters for major labels to release and distribute.
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Dave Baynton-Power, drummer with James, is born in Kent, UK.
Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson play in Falkoner Centret Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Senator Lewis Taliaferro of Tennessee, USA, sends a letter to Elvis Presley regarding the passage of a Senate Joint Resolution, inviting Elvis to officially visit the Tennessee General Assembly.
Bill Doggett performs Honky Tonk on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Roy Hamilton, Etta James, The Vibrations, Arthur Prysock, The Chimes, The Shells and James Booker play the sixth of seven nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Klein releases a new single, U.T. Party Parts 1 And 2, on Sun Records in the 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.]
The Poni Tails are playing at The Holiday Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ernest Tubb plays in Hobbs, New Mexico, USA.
The Miles Davis Quintet and the Stan Getz Quartet play at The Shrine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Swingville All Stars, featuring Coleman Hawkins, record Love Me Or Leave Me, Cool Sunrise and other tracks for Swingville Records, atVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the fifth of seven nights at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Jim And Jesse and The Virginia Boys record My Empty Arms and Beautiful Moon Of Kentucky, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Napa, California, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week at The Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their current vocalist, Ocie Smith, will later find greater success as solo performer O.C. Smith.
Ray Charles is the musical guest on tonight's edition of tv's Perry Como's Music Hall in the USA. The show was pre-recorded in the UK by the BBC.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the fourth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the eleventh night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dum Dum, by Brenda Lee enters the UK pop singles chart at No20, its highest position. The song is written by Sharon Sheeley and Jackie De Shannon.
Bobby Rydell plays the twenty-first night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Barbra Streisand plays the seventeenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Chubby Checker plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The New Victoria Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Bob Dylan comes to the end of a two-week residency at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supporting the Greenbriar Boys.
Frank Sinatra's recently launched record label, Reprise, releases its first batch of albums in the UK, including Frank's own Sinatra Swings, and his Rat Pack buddy Sammy Davis Jr.'s The Wham Of Sam.
The Greater Delaware Valley High Fidelity Music Show, a three-day event, begins at The Franklin Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billboard magazine in the USA reports that sound effects records have unexpectedly become "a highly lucrative sales area" in the music business.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor appear on the topical magazine show Tonight on BBC-tv in the UK.
Marty Robbins, with producer Don Law, records The Bend On The River and When The Work's All Done This Fall in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on this session features guitarists Grady Martin and Jack Pruett, steel guitarist Jerry Byrd, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Louis Dunn and pianist William Pursell.
Matt Monro, Bob Miller And The Millermen and The Raindrops perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Parade Of The Pops, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
During her first Nashville recording session, Patti Page records Go On Home, Too Late To Cry, I Fall To Pieces, Walk On By and other songs at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Bob Dylan spends the first of three days recording his debut album, Bob Dylan, at Studio A, Columbia Records, Seventh St, New York City, USA. Total cost runs to $400. On this day, he records several takes of House Of The Rising Sun.
Helen Shapiro, with Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra, records Let's Talk About Love for Columbia Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Frank Sinatra album Come Fly With Me, originally released in mono in 1958, finally gets a stereo issue.
Ray Charles plays at Russ Auditorium, San Diego, California, USA.