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Johnny Preston releases a new single, Leave My Kitten Alone, in the USA on Mercury Records.
Film producer Hal Wallis sends a letter to Col Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, stressing the need for Elvis to remain fit and tanned before filming begins on his next movie, Blue Hawaii.
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra record a live album, The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones - Live!, in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, for Mercury Records.
And The Heavens Cried by Anthony Newley enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No8.
Surrender, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Patsy Montana is playing during a four-week stretch at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
According to some reports, The Beatles play at The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. According to others, the group was already on board a train heading for Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to begin a second season of live dates in the city.
Jim Reeves plays in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Folk singer Cisco Houston, dying of cancer, is interviewed by Leslie Claypool Jr. for KRHM-FM Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Bobby Rydell plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jimmy Rogers plays the last night of two weeks in the Camellia House Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis plays the ninth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Guitarist Reamann O'Gormain of That Petrol Emotion is born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, Dum Dum, on Decca Records in the USA.
Grandpa Jones plays a live show in Anderson, Indiana, USA.
Gene Vincent plays the second of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Johnnie Ray plays the eighteenth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dee Clark, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chuck Jackson, Shep And The Limelites and Baby Washington play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
British folk trio The Springfields, including Dusty Springfield, release their second single, Breakaway, in the UK, Europe.
The Detroit Spinners have their first taste of success when That's What Girls Are Made For hits No5 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA.
Multi-instrumentalist Norbert Stachel is born in California, USA. In an illustrious career as a session man, he will accompany Prince, Sheila "E", Les McCann, Roger Waters, Charlie Haden, Ray Obiedo, Diana Ross and Boz Scaggs, to name just a few.
Ernest Tubb plays in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Jazz and blues vocalist Alberta Hunter records the album Alberta Hunter With Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders for Riverside Records in Chicago, Illinois, 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.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
Dion, Freddy Cannon, Johnny And The Hurricanes, Little Anthony And The Imperials and The Regents play in York, Pennsylvania, USA, as part of the Dick Clark C aravan of Stars package tour.
Shirley Anne Field, Matt Monro and Pete Murray are the jurors of BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
The Oliver Nelson Orchestra records Emancipation Blues and other tracks for the Prestige Records album Afro-American Sketches, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
While on holiday in Paris, France, Europe, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles meet German photographer Jurgen Vollmer, who will become a good friend.
Otto Brandenburg with The Jorn Grauengards Orchestra records But I Do for Odeon Records in Denmark, Europe.
LaVern Baker, The Mar-Keys, The Halos, Little Caesar And The Romans, The Sims Twins, Johnnie And Joe, Wade Flemons, Rickey Allen and The Starlets are playing during a week-long engagement at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins is playing during six nights at The Flame Theatre-Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Singer and songwriter Hank Cochran, with Joe Allison as producer, records Has Anybody Seen Me Lately and Lonely Little Mansion at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Hargus Robbins.
Connie Francis records White Cliffs Of Dover and other songs in New York City, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Grantham, 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.
Having just been released on bail after his heroin-related arrest, Ray Charles plays at Evansville Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill is Gerry And The Pacemakers.
John Coltrane plays at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra records It Might As Well Be Spring, Misty and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Helen Shapiro, with Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra, records Let's Talk About Love for Columbia Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dinah Washington records Mad About The Boy, You're Crying and other tracks for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When The Kingston Trio play the second of two nights at The Student Union Building, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on the live album College Concert.
John Leyton, Al Saxon, Anita Harris, Carter-Lewis, The Ted Taylor Four with Jo Marney, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen and Gerry Brown's Jazzmen provide live music on the BBC Light Orogramme radio show Saturday Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
With surf music beginning to take off, The Mar-Kets (aka The Marketts) release a new single, Surfer's Stomp, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Johnny Burnette records Walk On By, Just Out Of Reach, The Girl Of My Best Friend, A Little Bitty Tear, You're The Reason and Moody River in United Recording Corporation, Studio A, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is spending the Christmas period at home with his parents in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA.
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