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Red Nichols And His Five Pennies play at The Sheridan West, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys record a surfing instrumental, Punchline, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jimmy Justice, Kathy Kirby, Bobby Sansom, Bill Suett, The Travellers, David Ede And The Rabin Band and Arthur Greenslade And The Gee Men appear on BBC Radio show Go Man Go, which is introduced by Alan Freeman.
The Tornados appear on BBC Radio show Go Man Go at the Playhouse Studio, London, UK.
Bob Dylan flies from London, UK, to Rome, Italy, where he meets up with folk singer Odetta. During his stay in Italy, he writes two new songs, Girl From The North Country and Boots Of Spanish Leather.
Gary U.S. Bonds files a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker. The charge is that Checker plagiarised Bonds' hit Quarter to Three and turned it into the song Dancin' Party. The case will be settled out of court.
Patsy Cline releases a new single, Leavin' on Your Mind, on Decca Records in the USA.
Jazz and r'n'b organist Brother Jack McDuff records Somethin' Slick for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell records Kenny's Sound, Saturday Night Blues, Wavy Gravy and other tracks for his Blue Note Records album Midnight Blue at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Joey Cee, just sixteen years old, starts his weekly Canadian Bandstand '63 dances in the Three Star Club Hall, Toronto, Canada. Headlining the first dance is little known singer Gordon Lightfoot. Cee will go on to become one of Canada's top promoters and Lightfoot will become a major international star.
The Rev. Charles Watkins Pentecostal Mass Choir records Good News, A Long Way To Go and other tracks for Savoy Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Marquee Club, London, UK, supporting the Cyril Davies All-Star R'n'B Group.
Vee-Jay Records sign a written agreement with Transglobal Music Co., Inc. which grants Vee-Jay the exclusive right to manufacture and sell phonograph records made from two of The Beatles' master tapes, Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.
The Rolling Stones play at The Ricky Tick Club, in The Star And Garter pub, Windsor, UK.
The Elvis Presley movie G.I.Blues is released in Turkey, Europe.
Dance On by guitar instrumental group The Shadows, reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
Joanie Sommers plays the sixth night of a two week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jimmy McCracklin, Bob And Earl, Lonnie Russ, The Four Rivers and Daisy Dial play at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs make the first of seven on-screen appearances in the CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, for which they provided the theme song. On this occasion, they introduce a new song, Pearl Pearl Pearl, addressed to the show's Pearl Bodine.
Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Brook Brothers play at The Granada, Mansfield, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play at The Manor House, London, England, UK, Europe.
Blues pianist and singer Robert Shaw records tracks for his Almanac Records album Texas Barrelhouse Piano in Austin, Texas, USA.
The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, later to become Manfred Mann, play at The Marquee Club, London, UK.
The Federals play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by The Crescendos featuring Joe E Martin.
The Beatles play at The Co-op Hall, Middleton, Manchester, UK, supported by local band Shaun And Sum People.
The Guy Lombardo Orchestra plays at The Port-O-Call Resort, Tierra Verde, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan duets with headliner Joan Baez, singing With God On Our Side, on the second day of the first Monterey Folk Festival in Monterey, California.
The Shadows release a new single, Atlantis, in the UK.
The Animals continue with a two-month stint at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany.
Lightnin' Hopkins records Business You're Doin', Little Sister's Boogie and other tracks for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, UK.
Surf City by Jan And Dean hits No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. The song is co-written by Jan Berry with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
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Louis Armstrong plays at the Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox, Massachusetts.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, UK.
Shane Fenton and The Fentones play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. supported by The Rebels. In the early 1970s, Shane Fenton will re-launch his career under the name Alvin Stardust.
Folk-blues singer and banjo player Karen Dalton and Richard Tucker play at Gerde's Folk City in New York City, USA.
A season of gigs by The Miles Davis Quintet at The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, California, USA, is brought to an end when police shut the club down for 'employing a minor' - the Quintet's drummer Tony Williams.
Massively popular UK singing trio The Springfields announce that they will shortly be going their separate ways. Vocalist Dusty Springfield will go on to become one of UK's best-loved solo vocalists.
Mahalia Jackson records We Shall Overcome and Altar Of Peace in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
Cilla Black makes her major concert debut, opening a show for Gerry and the Pacemakers at the Odeon, Lewisham, UK.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that The Howard Morrison Quartet has scored a major hit single in New Zealand, Oceania, with the controversial song The Wild(er) New Zealand Boy, a parody of the folk song The Wild Colonial Boy. The Morrison Quartet song celebrates the achievements of George Wilder, said to be New Zealand's greatest-ever prison escaper.
The Beatles record a BBC radio show appearance for the Ken Dodd Show, at the Paris Studio, London, UK. They perform She Loves You.
Carlo Buti, a popular singer of folk songs, known as 'The Golden Voice Of Italy', dies aged 61 at his home in Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy, Europe.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records several songs which will become the basis of his album My Home Is In The Delta.
The Rolling Stones play at the Floral Hall, Southport, UK.
Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, pop newspaper Merseybeat reveals a new Tricel pleated 'Beatles dress', manufactured exclusively for Littlewoods stores, which has been launched at The Cavern Club.
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