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The Temperance Seven play at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Les McCann and Lou Rawls release the album Stormy Monday on Blue Note Records in the USA.
While in London, UK, on a week-long trip seeking a recording deal for The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein transacts several other deals, including instrument sponsorships with Vox and Ludwig.
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Ray Smith releases a new single, Candy Doll / Hey Boss Man, on Sun Records in the USA.
Carl Butler And Pearl record Don't Let Me Cross Over, Wonder Drug, I'll Cry Again Tomorrow and You Don't Love Me for Columbia Records at Bradley Film And Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on these tracks includes guitarist Grady Martin and steel guitarist Pete Drake.
Elvis Presley buys clothes at the fashionable Lansky's men's store, 126 Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The album Sentimental Sing Along With Mitch by Mitch Miller And The Gang is awarded a GoldDisc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Hard bop jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan copyrights his composition, Tellin' The Truth, in the USA but it will not be recorded.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets play at The Southern Methodist University Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Gospel Redeemers record Walk With The Saviour, I'll Be So Glad and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
Bobby Darin plays at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
King Curtis reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA and No17 on the popchart with Soul Twist.
A new Stephen Sondheim-composed stage musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 964 performances.
Folk music's elder statesman Pete Seeger is acquitted, on appeal, of the guilty verdict for contempt of Congress found against him in April 1961. The guilty verdict was in relation to Seeger's testimony to the Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives in Washington DC, USA - popularly known as the McCarthyite Communist Witch Hunt.
Doo-wop/r'n'b band The Del-Rios record Just Across The Street and There's A Love for Stax Records. The group includes William Bell. The recording location is unconfirmed but probably Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
David Moody of Grammy-nominated bluegrass group The Moody Brothers is born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
Billy Fury releases a new EP, Play It Cool, in the UK on Decca Records. (1962)
Chubby Checker plays the first of five nights at The Rainbow Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eighth night of two weeks at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Chubby Checker releases a new single, Dancin' Party, on Parkway Recordsin the USA.
I'll Bring It On Home To You by Carla Thomas reaches No9 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA. The track is an answer song to Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home To Me.
Little Richard records Hole In The Wall, You'll Never Walk Alone, Eliger Rock, Jericho and If You Can't Take It, You Can't Make It at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
My Real Name by Fats Domino on Imperial Records enters the Billboard R'n'B Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No22 during a run of two weeks.
Liverpool, UK, newspaper The Liverpool Echo reports that, at a recent party to celebrate the birthday of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, John Lennon punched local Cavern Club deejay Bob Wooler in the face after Wooler proclaimed that Lennon and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein were lovers.
Marty Robbins records Hawaiian Wedding Song and Hawaiian Bells, at Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Chet Atkins records A House In New Orleans [aka House Of The Rising Sun], Alexander's Ragtime Band and Goodnight Irene at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duane Eddy begins a lengthy season at The Beachcomber Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Darin, with The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra, records Shenandoah and Scarlet Ribbons in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The front page of UK pop weekly Melody Maker reports that at least 25 top American performers will be visiting the UK in the coming weeks, including Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Jim Reeves, Bobby Rydell, Vic Damone and Freddy Cannon.
Marvin Gaye releases Stubborn Kind Of Fellow, which will become his first hit single, in the USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana, USA.
The Big Three play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Four Seasons release a new single, Sherry, on Vee-Jay Records in the USA.
Rick Nelson releases a new single, Teenage Idol, on Imperial Records, in the USA.
Dixie Dregs violinist Mark O'Connor is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Beatles support Johnny Kidd And The Pirates on another Riverboat Shuffle aboard the MV Royal Iris, sailing down The Mersey, Liverpool, UK.
UK teen idol Billy Fury becomes a registered member of the UK Songwriters' Guild.
Nina Simone gives birth to a daughter, Lisa Celeste. Lisa's father, Andy Stroud, a New York City police department detective, had married Nina in December '61.
Peggy Lee appears in the Disneyland tv special Cavalcade Of Song, in the USA.
Dion, Del Shannon and Joe Brown's UK tour plays in Brighton.
R'n'b vocal group The Flamingos play the fourth of thirteen nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Phil Everly heads the bill on a package tour at The ABC, Huddersfield, 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.
A package tour starring Adam Faith with Gene Vincent, The Roulettes, Chance Gordon, The Trebletones and Peter Gordeno plays at The Granada, Edmonton, UK.
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates appear on Westward TV show Spinalong, in the UK.
The Michel Legrand Big Band records the Richard Rodgers melodies It Might As Well Be Spring, There's A Small Hotel, Bali Hai and Falling In Love With Love for Philips Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on the LP The Michel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers.
The Echoes play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.