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Helen Shapiro plays at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
Jazz alto saxophonist Jimmy Woods is recording tracks for his LP Awakening!, at Contemporary Records studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A son, John Mikael, is born to John Stewart of The Kingston Trio, and his wife Julie.
Joey Dee And The Starliters appear on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA, performing Peppermint Twist.
Bobby Vee, Tony Orlando and The Springfields play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, UK.
Louis Jordan plays at The Singapore Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Donnie Brooks opens at The Maples Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans][later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans], play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the ninth of ten nights at The Renaissance Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The cowboy movie Sergeants 3, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
EMI Records withdraws all 78 rpm records from its catalogue.
Leroy Van Dyke records Don't Forbid Me, I Almost Lost My Mind, Honeycomb, Party Doll and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton and features session players including guitarists Kelso Herston, Jerry Kennedy and Ray Edenton, plus Harold Bradley [bass gt], Bob Moore [bass], William Ackerman/Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus Robbins [piano] and The Merry Melody Singers.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the second night in a three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Cannock, UK.
Paul Anka plays the first of seven nights at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
The Platters play the fourth night of a week in Milan, Italy, Europe.
Cliff Richard releases a new double A-side single, I'm Looking Out The Window / Do You Wanna Dance, in the UK on Columbia Records. (1962)
Bob Dylan plays the sixth of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the ninth of fifteen nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming studio scenes for his next movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, USA.
The Everly Brothers are discharged from the US Marines.
The Ike Quebec Quintet records Sonny Boy, Born To Be Blue and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Dale Hawkins records Ookie Dookie for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA, but the track is never released.
Ronnie Dio And The Prophets play at The Forest Hotel, Syl Beach, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Terry And The Renegades.
Frankie Avalon plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
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.
Wilson Pickett releases a new single, My Heart Belongs To You, on Cub Records in the USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the fifteenth night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the sixth of eight nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Reminiscing by Buddy Holly and The Crickets is released as a single by Coral Records in the USA.
Sam Cooke records Nothing Can Change This Love and I'm Gonna Forget You, at RCA's Hollywood Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks are produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, and drums are played by Earl Palmer.
Gene Vincent plays the seventh night of a two-week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles, The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] and Mike Berry play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Gary 'US' Bonds, The Contours, The Impressions and Barbara Lynn play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at Newton Dancing School in the Village Hall, Thingwall Road, Irby, Cheshire, UK.
The Isley Brothers play the last of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul Anka makes a guest appearance on tv show I've Got A Secret in the USA.
The Rev. Cleophus Robinson records Waiting For Jesus, I Can't Help It and other tracks for Battle Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A new radio station, WFOL, begins broadcasting in stereo from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with an Easy Listening music format. WFOL bills itself as "Southwestern Ohio's only full-time stereo station".
The Oscar Peterson Trio record Baubles Bangles And Beads and other tracks for Verve Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A silver disc is awarded to the UK hit single Telstar by The Tornados.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. play a live concert at The Villa Venice Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, owned by the notorious mobster Sam Giancana.
The Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in The Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USA.
The Platters appear on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
Carl Perkins plays the nineteenth night of a month at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beatles play a live lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, and then return in the evening to play another set.
Liverpool-born Frankie Vaughan opens for a season in the pantomime Puss In Boots at The Palladium, London, UK.
Marvin Gaye, Martha And The Vandellas, The Contours, Mary Wells, The Miracles, The Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder play at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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