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The Elvin Jones Sextet records Lady Luck, Buzz-at and You Are So Beautiful, in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Doctor Feelgood and the Interns release a new single, Doctor Feel-Good, on Okeh Records in the USA.
Jazz drummer Max Roach and his band record It's Time and Living Room for Impulse! Records in New York City, USA.
Duane Eddy records Deep In The Heart Of Texas, his first single for RCA Records.
Elvis Presley has a second day of location filming in Hawaii for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller records Cabin In The Sky, Do What You Wanna Do and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Impulse! Records.
Jet Harris, a former member of UK hitmaking instrumental band The Shadows, records his solo debut single, Besame Mucho, in London, UK.
Neil Sedaka plays the fourth of seven nights at The Forty Thieves Lounge, Bermuda.
Etta Jones records Trav'lin' Light, My Gentleman Friend and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Twistival, featuring Bobby Vee, The Ventures and Jo Ann Campbell, plays the sixth of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Brenda Lee has the first of three recording sessions in the USA, working on tracks which will appear on her album Brenda, That's All.
Bobby Darin plays the eighteenth of twenty nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Singer-songwriter Andy White is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Just A Little Love by Karl Denver enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No11 during an eight week stay.
Carl Perkins plays the first of fifteen nights at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans], play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by The Merseybeats.
The Konrads play at Bromley Technical High School, Bromley, UK. One member of the group, David Bowie, will go on to international success as a solo artist.
Timi Yuro plays the first of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Timi Yuro plays the third of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans records Lily Of The Valley, Roses Of Picardy, Winin' Boy, Listen To The Mocking Bird, Down By The Riverside and Blues for Atlantic Records in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes play at the Assembly Hall, Melksham,.
The USA detonates three large nuclear devices at heights of sixty and several hundred kilometers with the intention of modifying the Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belt. These atomic tests produce some serious effects, knocking out a number of satellites and substantially changing the intensity and orientation of the Van Allen Belt. Popular folk singer Malvina Reynolds will write and record her song Leave My Van Allen Belt Alone as a protest against this activity.
The Wilburn Brothers record Hiding Alone, Day After Day, I Crossed My Heart, Roll Muddy River and The Sound Of Your Footsteps with producer Owen Bradley in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Beach Boys, having already released one single on the label, now formally sign a recording contract with Capitol Records, at The Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the eighteenth night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Marcels record Blue Heartaches, Lollipop Baby and Friendly Loans in New York City, USA, for Colpix Records.
John Coltrane plays the last of six nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A tv special, The Story Of Trad, is transmitted on tv in the UK, featuring Kenny Ball, The Storyville Jazzmen and George Melly.
In weekly UK music paper NME (New Musical Express), writer Nat Hentoff describes Bob Dylan as "the most exciting talent in years."
Patsy Cline releases a new album, Sentimentally Yours, in the USA on Decca Records.
Michael Weikath, guitarist of heavy rock band Helloween is born in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Things by Bobby Darin peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Chris Montez enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA for the first time with Let's Dance.
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Marvin Gaye records Pride And Joy for Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Vocalist Nancy Harrow records Song For The Dreamer, Why Are You Blue? And other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Karen Dalton plays at The Attic, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
50s UK pop idol Marty Wilde scores his last hit single when Ever Since You Said Goodbye peaks at No31.
The album This Is Sinatra by Frank Sinatra is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Little Richard and The Beatles play the eleventh night of a two-week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Neil Sedaka enters the UK pop singles chart with Next Door To An Angel, which will peak at No29 during a four-week run.
Charlie Benante, drummer of heavy metal rock band Anthrax is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr play the fifth of eight nights at the mafia-owned Villa Venice nightclub, Wheeling, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Adam Faith and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Maidstone, England, UK, Europe.
At The Wetherby Arms, Chelsea, London, UK, William Perks auditions for the job of bass-player with The Rolling Stones. He gets the gig, and changes his name to Bill Wyman.
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Bob Dylan releases his debut single, Mixed Up Confusion/Corrina Corrina, on Columbia Records in the USA, but it is withdrawn soon after.
Gerry Mulligan and The Concert Jazz Band record Bridgehampton South in New York City, USA.
The Top Ten Singles at K/MEN Radio, San Bernardino, California, USA, for the week ending on this day is as follows :
1. Lonnie Russ - My Wife Can't Cook
2. The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
3. Dick Dale And The Del-Tones - Surf Beat/Peppermint Man
4. Dobie Gray - Look At Me
5. Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
6. Duane Eddy - [Dance With The] Guitar Man
7. Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
8. Rick Nelson - It's Up To You
9. Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
10. The Excellents - Coney Island Baby
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