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Buck Owens releases a new single, Foolin' Around, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, with The Johnny Griffin Quintet, plays at Minton's Playhouse, New York City, USA.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, vocalist Chris Kenner records his classic single, I Like It Like That, for Valiant Records.
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A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Man Of Mystery by The Shadows.
Marty Robbins headlines a WVOK Shower Of Stars show at Birmingham Armory, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, supported by Tompall And The Glaser Brothers.
Marilyn Monroe, actress and sometime singer, is admitted to Payne-Whitney psychiatric clinic in Manhattan, New York City, USA, and placed in the ward for the most seriously disturbed.
Bobby Darin is playing during a three week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Miracles release a new single, Ain't It Baby, on Tamla Records in the USA.
The Beatles play three shows in one day. First is a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, followed by an early evening show at The Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, and finally a late show at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool.
B.B. King and Joe Turner play at The Pacific Ballroom, San Diego, California, USA.
Jazz pianist and recording artist Jon Weber is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Frankie Vaughan plays at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Ternent And His Full Orchestra, Tony Fayne and comedian Harry Worth.
The Larks and Chuck Jackson appear on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tony Bennett records Toot Toot Tootsie, Close Your Eyes and It Never Was You at Columbia Records studio, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
Stan Kenton and his band complete recording of the album Stan Kenton's West Side Story at Goldwyn Soundstage 5, Hollywood, California, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band play at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the ninth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Miles Davis Quintet plays the second of two nights at The Blackhawk, in San Francisco, California, USA. The concert is recorded and will be released as the albums In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk and In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk [Vol. 2].
The Flamingos, Jerry Butler, The Miracles, Maxine Brown, The Vibrations, and Shep And The Limelites play the second of seven nights at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul Anka plays the sixth of seven nights at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Fats Domino plays the second of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the second night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No3 in a seventeen week run. Hello MaryLou is written by Gene Pitney.
Bobby Rydell plays the thirteenth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Barbra Streisand plays the eighth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Paul Anka plays the fourth night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Duane Eddy plays the fifth night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton, The Drifters and Betty Carter play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No4 during a twelve-week run.
A new UK pop idol, Shane Fenton, is launched with a press reception at the Centre of Sound, Archer Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, England, UK, Europe. (Fenton will enjoy a second, even more successful, career under the name Alvin Stardust
Feathertop, a Halloween-based musical starring Jane Powell and Hugh O'Brian, airs on ABC-tv in the USA.
Johnny Cash releases his tenth album, Now Here's Johnny Cash, on Sun Records in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Arena, Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers headline the evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Dowell, with Shelby Singleton as producer, records (I Wonder) Who's Spending Christmas With You, A Kiss For Christmas and The Sound Of Sadness, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenues South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
John Coltrane plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade Singles Chart in New Zealand, Oceania
Billy Walker, with producer Don Law, records Charlie's Shoes, Wild Colonial Boy, I'm Lying and The Next Voice You Hear in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd and Harold Bradley, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell.
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 Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Stan Getz is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Belafonte is playing at The Riviera, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by George Kirby.
Anita Harris, Carole Carr, Bunny Lewis and Sid James are the panel on BBC-tv's record-rating show Juke Box Jury, presented by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Al Johnson's Orchestra is playing for the New Year dance at Lakeview, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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