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Burl Ives records Ninety Nine, Call Me Mr. In-Between, In Foggy Old London, Mother Wouldn't Do That and other tracks at Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Noteable session players on the tracks include Grady Martin [guitar], Hank Garland [guitar], Harold Bradley [guitar], Floyd Cramer [piano], Bob Moore [bass] and Buddy Harman [drums].
The John Barry Seven play at King's Hall, Bradford, UK.
Jim Reeves records I'll Fly Away, Where Do I Go From Here, This World Is Not Home and other tracks with Chet Atkins as producer, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brook Benton, Maxine Brown, The Marcels and Shep And The Limelites play the final night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Twistin' The Night Away by Sam Cooke is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No86.
Jack Scott appears on US tv show American Bandstand performing Steps 1 And 2.
Aretha Franklin plays the first of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Fuller releases a new single, Guess we'll Fall In Love/You're In Love, on Yucca Records in the USA.
Clare Grogan of Scottish 80s hitmakers Altered Images is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record Everytime, Part 1, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
Rita Faye records No Matter How Long It Takes, Any Doggone Thing, That's What They Say and You're Cool, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bobby 'Blue' Bland records The Feeling Is Gone, 36-22-36, Call On Me and That's The Way Love Is in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Duke Records.
Bill Haley And His Comets continue with their three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Having recently completed location filming in Hawaii for his upcoming movie Girls! Girls! Girls!, Elvis Presley now begins studio filming at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nat Adderley Sextet records In The Bag, Mozart-in', New Arrival and other tracks for Jazzland Records in New York City, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the fourth of fifteen nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Kingston Trio play at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet record a live appearance for US tv show Jazz Casual, in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles releases a ground-breaking new album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, in the USA.
Frankie Lymon, Timi Yuro, Eden Kane and The Continentals play the first of six nights at The 3 Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
The first British rhythm and blues album, R'n'B From The Marquee by Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, is recorded, not in The Marquee as it name suggests, but in Decca Records' West Hampstead Studios, London, UK.
The Beatles play at The Casbah, West Derby, Liverpool, UK. After this gig, the club closes down.
Bing Crosby and Teresa Brewer are the musical guests on the 14th Anniversary edition of tv show Toast Of The Town, recorded live in New York City, USA, with Ed Sullivan as host.
Perry Como, accompanied by the Ray Charles Singers, records Can't Help Falling In Love, What's New? and Somebody Cares in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Records.
Ray Charles reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with I Can't Stop Loving You.
The Beatles play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Young Swindon musician Justin Hayward, later to join The Moody Blues, plays on the same bill, but misses The Beatles' set!
Folk singer Larry Older opens for a week at The Cosmic Coffee House, Lake George, New York State, USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the sixteenth night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bill Justis records The Stripper, Calcutta, Stranger On the Shore, Take Five, Sleep Walk and other tracks with producer Shelby Singleton in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gene Pitney, Brian Hyland and Bobby Vinton play the first of two nightsat The State Fair, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the tenth night in two weeks of appearances in the musical Bye Bye Birdie at The Starlight Theater, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the fifth night of a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Isley Brothers play the fourth of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the last of four nights at The Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Phil Everly heads the bill on a package tour at The ABC, Lincoln, UK. The show is supposed to star The Everly Brothers, but Don Everly collapsed after a suicide attempt in London's Savoy Hotel. Other acts on the bill include Frank Ifield, Ketty Lester and The Vernons Girls.
Chad Smith, drummer of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The film soundtrack album Breakfast At Tiffany's by Henry Mancini is certified by the R.I.A.A. as a Gold Disc in the USA.
The Detours, featuring future leader of The Who, Pete Townshend, begin a regular weekly residency at The Grand Ballroom, Broadstairs, Kent, UK.
Charlie Benante, drummer of heavy metal rock band Anthrax is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
Jazz vocalist Betty Carter records Heart And Soul, Round Midnight and other tracks for her Atco-Atlantic Records album Round Midnight.
Duke Ellington records Tuxedo Junction at Fine Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Priscilla Beaulieu flies from Germany, Europe, to Idlewild Airport, New York State, USA, from where she travels on to Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to spend Christmas with Elvis Presley.