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In his UK tv show On The Braden Beat, presenter Bernard Braden attacks the BBC's Black And White Minstrel Show for depicting black people in an offensive and patronising way.
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He's Sure The Boy I Love by The Crystals is the highest new entry in Cash Box Magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No74.
Dizzy Gillespie records tracks for the album, Dizzy For President, in the USA.
Sam Cooke plays at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
Odetta plays during two weeks of shows at The Prince Charles Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Darin records Please Help Me I'm Falling, Release Me, Be Honest With Me and Here I Am in Capitol Recording Studios, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues By Six play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK. Their drummer is Charlie Watts, who will shortly join The Rolling Stones.
Brett Dallas is born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He will find success as lead guitarist in The Dallas Cowboys, a popular country and western group led by his father Rex Dallas.
Country Joe McDonald and The Sweets Mill Mountain Boys play at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Lloyd Price, La Vern Baker, Little Eva, The Orlons and Marvin Gaye play the first night of a week at The Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Dance On by guitar instrumental group The Shadows, reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
Hey Paula by Paul And Paula reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Four Seasons release a new single, Walk Like A Man, in the USA.
Diamonds, the debut single by Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, a UK instrumental duo formed by ex-members of The Shadows, reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
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The Paris Sisters appear on the Red Skelton Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
The Rolling Stones spend a fifth day of recording demo versions of r'n'b classics in IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Barbra Streisand plays at The Frolic, Revera, Massachusetts, USA.
The Detours play at The White Hart Hotel, Acton, London, England, UK, Europe. Members of the group will find greater success when they evolve into The Who in 1964.
A live BBC session by The Beatles is broadcast from the Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, for radio show Parade Of The Pops, followed by a show at the Swimming Baths, Doncaster.
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The Beatles play at The Oa sis, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Duke Ellington spends the first of two days producing the album Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio, at Barclay Studios in Paris, France, Europe, for Reprise Records.
Duke Ellington spends the second of two days producing the album Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio, at Barclay Studios in Paris, France, for Reprise Records.
Bobby Darin plays the sixth of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California, USA.
The first two programmes of a new folk music oriented ABC-tv show, Hootennany, are recorded at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
The Travellers play in "a Folk Song Fest" at The Campus Residence Auditorium, University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Brook Brothers play at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe.
Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Brook Brothers play at The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Big Pete Deuchar's Country Blues play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK, supported by Blues By Six.
Billy Fury, Mark Wynter and Acker Bilk appear in the 'Top Of The Pops' concert at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Brook Brothers play at The Casino Ballroom, Leigh, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
Bob Dylan plays in a Hootenanny at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Duffy Power, backed by The Graham Bond Quartet, releases a new single, I Saw Her Standing There, on Parlophone Records in the UK. The song is composed by upcoming young songwriters John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Animals continue with a two-month stint at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany.
The Beatles record She Loves You and I'll Get You at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Peter, Paul And Mary release a Bob Dylan-penned single, Blowin' In the Wind, in the USA. Its success on the pop charts will bring Dylan's name to many new fans.
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The Roosters play at St John's Ambulance Hall, Reading, UK. Their guitarist is a young man called Eric Clapton.
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Jan And Dean perform Surf City on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, 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, 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.
Barbra Streisand play a benefit concert for mayoral candidate John F. Shelley at the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Gene Pitney releases a new single, 24 Hours From Tulsa, in the USA on Musicor Records. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
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The Searchers release a new single, Sugar And Spice, in the UK on Pye Records. The song is credited to Fred Nightingale, to hide the identity of hit songwriter Tony Hatch.
The Rolling Stones play at The Assembly Rooms, Tamworth, UK.
Rolf Harris appears as a mystery guest on tv game show To Tell The Truth in the USA.
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