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George Hamilton IV plays in Grandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Fred Carter Jr., a revered country music session guitarist, joins the musicians union, Local 257, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Aretha Franklin records Blue Holiday and Nobody Like You at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
When Bob Dylan visits the home of his friends Eve and Mac MacKenzie in New York City, USA, they tape him singing San Francisco Bay Blues, Hard Times In New York Town and The Death Of Emmett Till.
Gene Pitney appears on weekly UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Art Blakey plays at The City Theater, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Tommy Hunt, The Ronettes, The Vibrations, The Capris, The Flamingos and Bobby Lewis play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the fourth of nine days at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Red Foley records Mountain Boy, Fiddles And Guitars and The Taste Of Life, at Bradley Film And Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with producer Owen Bradley.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Willie Nelson releases a new single, Willingly, on Liberty Records in the USA. The song, a duet with Shirley Collie, will provide Nelson with his first Top Ten Single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the USA. Nelson's career, blossoming after this hit, will inspire jazz trumpet virtuoso Miles Davis to compose and record a track entitled Willie Nelson in 1970. The two artists were longtime fans of each other's music.
Solomon Burke performs Cry To Me on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
John Kennedy, President of the United States, stays at the home of Bing Crosby in Palm Springs, California, USA. It is said that Kennedy may have met up with his lover, Marylin Monroe, during thisvisit.
Barbra Streisand appears as a guest on syndicated tv show PM, in New York City, USA.
Shannon Powell is born in in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will become a world-famous jazz drummer, working with Wynton Marsalis, The Harry Connick, Jr. Trio, Diana Krall, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and others.
Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent play at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that The Shadows have become the first British instrumental group to earn a gold disc, for one million sales of their hit single, Apache.
Helen Shapiro and The Brook Brothers play the first of two nights at The Winter Gardens, Margate, UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis returns to the UK for the first time since the infamous 1958 visit, when his marriage to a very young girl had caused moral outrage. The first night of his tour, supported by The Viscounts and Johnny Kidd And The Pirates is at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
The Twistival, featuring Bobby Vee, The Ventures and Jo Ann Campbell, plays the second of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines.
Neil Sedaka plays the second of fifteen nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the third night of a week at The Holiday House, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chubby Checker plays the first of five nights at The Rainbow Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Rick Nelson sings Gypsy Woman, I Will Follow You and That's All, in a special edition of tv series The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet in the USA.
Elvis Presley's girlfriend, Priscilla Beaulieu, arrives from Germany, Europe, to spend some time with him in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shelly Fabares performs Johnny Angel on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Crickets enter the UK singles chart with Don't Ever Change, which will peak at No5 during an eleven-week stay. The song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Popular British MOR vocalist Michael Ball is born near Stratford On Avon, UK.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the nineteenth night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The movie The Continental Twist, (aka Twist All Night) is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe. The movie stars Louis Prima and Sam Butera And The Witnesses.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra play in The Queensbury Hotel, Glen Falls, New York State, USA.
Gilby Clarke, who will replace Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist in Guns N'Roses, is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The two-day long Philadelphia Folk Festival begins on The Wilson Estate, Paoli, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include the Rev. Gary Davis, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mike Seeger And Sonny Miller, Pete Seeger, Bonnie Dobson, Keith And Rooney and Tossi Aaron.
Blues star Howlin' Wolf records Tail Dragger in the USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brook Benton plays the third of fourteen nights at The 40 Thieves Club, Bermuda.
The Milt Jackson Sextet records Stella By Starlight, Invitation and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Girl group The Tammys record Egyptian Shumbaand What's So Sweet About Sweet Sixteen in New York City, USA, for United Artists Records.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single It'll Be Me by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
The Main Attraction by Pat Boone enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No12 during an eleven week stay.
Jazz organist Milt Buckner records Misty, Take Five and other tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for Bethlehem Records.
Duke Ellington records Chant Of The Weed, One O'Clock Jump and other tracks at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Charles plays the sixth of fourteen nights at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
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