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Joanie Somers plays at the Diplomat Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Tim Hardin records a live concert for radio station WTBS-FM 88.1 of Boston, Massachusetts, 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.
Don Gibson records Just One Time and I May Never Get To Heaven in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Backing musicians include Chet Atkins [guitar], Hank Garland [guitar], Ray Edenton [guitar], Junior Huskey [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano] and The Jordanaires [backing vocals. Chet Atkins also produces the session.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Send Me Some Lovin', on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Oliver!, the most successful British musical yet to have crossed the Atlantic, opens at The Imperial Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 774 performances. The show's book, music and lyrics are written by Lionel Bart.
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.
Bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers record How's The World Treatin' You, Mule Skinner Blues and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Teen pop idol Tommy Sands appears in tv western series Wagon Train in the USA, as Davey Baxter, in an episode entitled The Davey Baxter Story.
Sam Cooke plays at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Beach Boys plays the second gig of an eight day tour of cities on the East Coast of the USA.
The Beach Boys plays the fourth gig of an eight day tour of cities on the East Coast of the USA.
Joanie Somers plays the first night of a two-week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Gerry Levene And The Avengers, including drummer Graeme Edge, later to find fame with The Moody Blues, play at Dudley Forum, Pensnett, Dudley, UK.
Dion releases a new single, Ruby Baby, in the UK on CBS Records.
The Beatles play at The Co-operative Hall, Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Brian Epstein signs a contract with Vee-Jay Records allowing them to release Beatles recordings in the USA.
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Granada, Walthamstow, England, UK, Europe
Joanie Sommers plays the eleventh night of a two week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Darin makes a guest appearance on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
The Cal Tjader Quintet records Insight and Manha De Carnaval at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on songs including Surfin' USA and Shut Down.
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Pop hitmaker Mike Sarne appears as a panel member on British tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury in London, England, UK, Europe.
Bryan Kei Mantia is born in Cupertino, California, USA. Under the stage name Brain, he will play drums with bands including Primus, Guns N'Roses, Praxis, and Godflesh, and with other performers such as Tom Waits, Serj Tankian, Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins and Buckethead.
Patsy Cline records Does Your Heart Beat For Me and Bill Bailey, for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Judy Garland is playing during a three-week engagement at the South Shore Room, Harrah's Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Judy Garland is playing during a three-week engagement at the South Shore Room, Harrah's Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Jazz Crusaders record Deacon Brown, Tough Talk, No name Samba, Lazy Canary and Brother Bernard in Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on their album Tough Talk.
John Herald and Ralph Rinzler (of The Greenbriar Boys) play the second of two nights at Club 47, Cambridge (near Boston), Massachusetts, USA.
The Charles River Valley Boys play at Club 47, Cambridge (near Boston), Massachusetts, USA.
The MGM movie Look In Any Window, starring Paul Anka as voyeuristic teenager Craig Fowler, is released in Finland, Europe.
Eight thousand fans see The Beatles at the NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK. Also on the bill are Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Adam Faith, Joe Brown, Frank Ifield and Gerry And The Pacemakers. The awards are handed out by actor Roger Moore.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco by Tony Bennett wins the Record Of The Year award at the fifth annual Grammy Awards.
Highlights of the first Monterey Folk Festival, which begins on this day in Monterey, California are sets from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Peter Paul & Mary.
The Animals continue with a two-month stint at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany.
The Rolling Stones release their debut single, a cover of the Chuck Berry song Come On, in the UK.
Ray Charles has a recording session at Capitol Studios, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan is seen performing two recently composed songs, Blowin' In the Wind and Only A Pawn In Their Game, when the tv programme Songs Of Freedom, is broadcast by WNEW-tv in New York City.
Sally Go 'Round the Roses by The Jaynetts peaks at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Beatles are in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, recording I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy. They also record their first Christmas disc for distribution to their fan club members.
In an interview published in the New York Daily News, Bob Dylan states, "The times cry for the truth ..... and people want to hear the truth, and that's just what they're hearing in good folk music today."
Bob Dylan has his sixth and final recording session for his third album, The Times They Are A-Changin', in New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Mosque Theater, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan is given The Tom Paine Award by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for his work to advance civil rights, at the Bill Of Rights Dinner in the Americana Hotel.
Joe Brown and the Bruvvers appear on UK tv show Christmas Crackerjack.
Inspired by the questions asked in Bob Dylan's song Blowin' In the Wind, Sam Cooke records A Change Is Gonna Come for RCA Victor Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.