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Ella Fitzgerald releases the album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook, in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Granada, Walthamstow, England, UK, Europe
Carmen Cavallaro records Let's Face The Music And Dance, It's Magic, In The Still Of The Night and I Can Dream, Can't I?, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
George Hamilton IV plays in Independence, Iowa, USA.
Sheryl Suzanne Crow is born in Kennett, Missouri, USA. She will find success as rock singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow.
James Roberts is born in Hollis, Queens, New York City, USA. He will achieve success as Ed Lover, rapper, actor, musician, radio personality and MTV VJ.
Bobby Darin plays the first of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley pays a visit to a dentist in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to have two of his teeth crowned at a cost of $170.
Bobby Darin plays the tenth of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Tillotson plays the second night of a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles record live versions of the songs Misery, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Please Please Me for the BBC Radio show On The Scene at No1 Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Casablanca by Kenny Ball enters the UK pop singles chart at No25. It will peak at No17 in a six week run. The music is the theme to the Associated-Rediffusion series Crane, with Patrick Allen.
Little Eva plays the ninth night of two weeks at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Memorial Hall, Northwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Denny Curtis And The Renegades plus The Cruisers With Karl Terry.
The Beatles debut album, Please Please Me, hits the UK No1 spot.
Johnny Tillotson plays at The Pavilion, Bath, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles plays the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Detours, featuring three future members of The Who, [Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle] play at The Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, West London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Gibson plays the eleventh of twelve nights at The Blue Dog Cellar, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Lesley Gore records She's A Fool at A + R Studios, New York City, USA. The track is produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Klaus Ogerman.
Jerry Lee Lewis opens for a two-week season at The Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, for a fee reported to be $9,500 per week.
Surf City by Jan And Dean reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Julie Christie makes her breakthough as an actress when the film Billy Liar opens in the UK. Christie makes a significant impact in the role of Liz, one of Billy Liar's girlfriends. As well as appearing in many more movies, including Dr. Zhivago, Far From The Madding Crowd and The Go-Between. She will also inspire at least two songriters, appearing as Julie in The Kinks' song Waterloo Sunset (1967) and taking centre stage in Brian Eno's Julie With... (1977).
The Squires, a group including guitarist Neil Young, play at West End Memorial Community Club, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Charlie Ventura is playing at The Half Note, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones' second UK single, Poison Ivy / Fortune Teller, was scheduled for release on this date, but it was withdrawn.
Peter, Paul And Mary are awarded a Gold Disc in the USA from the R.I.A.A. for their Warner Brothers Records album Moving.
Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves record Perdido, Stardust, Theme From Lord Of The Flies and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The New York Times reports that folk singer Pete Seeger has refused to sign a contract to appear on the tv show Hootenanny, because it includes a clause which requires him to furnish "a sworn affidavit as to his past and present affiliations, if any, with the Communist Party, and/or with the Communist front organizations".
Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys peaks at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Darin registers copyright on two songs. First is Shirl Girl, co-written with Rudy Clark, and second is Dream Baby co-written with Arthur Resnick.
Bo Diddley, Freddie Cannon, The Big Three, Mike Berry, John Leyton and The Tornados appear on UK tv series Thank Your Lucky Stars, hosted by Brian Matthew.
A package tour featuring Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Dee Dee Sharp, The Shirelles, The Checkerboard Band and others plays in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Faron's Famingos play a lunchtime session at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Country music singer and recording artist Marion Worth plays in Bakersfield, California, USA.
Top British jazz artist Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his fourteenth film, Kissin' Cousins at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays in The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe. The film, based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell. TV show host Ed Sullivan appears as himself.
Stand-up comedian and recording artist Allan Sherman appears as a guest on tonight's edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on tv in the USA.
The Detours play at The Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will find much greater success after they evolve to become The Who.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the second of six nights at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Skeeter Davis plays in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
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