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plays at the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Hollywood leading man and popular singer Dick Powell
dies of cancer, aged 59, in West Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys
begin an eight day tour of cities on the East Coast of the USA.
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.
records Sit Down Servant, How About You, Death Comin' Back After You and other tracks for Mercury Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays the sixth of what is planned as fourteen nights at The Latin Casino
, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA. She will, however dislocate her neck on the 12th, necessitating cancellation of the remaining dates.
Tennessee Ernie Ford
releases the album We Gather Together, in the USA on Capitol Records
. The album was recorded on location at San Quentin prison in California, and features the prison choir.
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.
Music trade magazine
plays a concert at Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
plays at Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC, USA.
begins a season at the Golden Key Club, 641 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, which will last for nineteen days.
The Emergency Civil Liberties Committee sends out a letter to all attendees of the recent dinner at which Bob Dylan
was, controversially, given The Tom Paine Award by for his work to advance civil rights. The letter defends the Committee's decision to confer the award on Dylan.
Journalist Al Aronowitz introduces Bob Dylan
to beat poet Allen Ginsberg
in New York City. They will form a lasting friendship.