Daily Events - 1960

Jan 1  Alan Freed's "Big Beat" Christmas revenue ends.Gene Vincent is touring American Air Force bases. Connie Francis at the Deaville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida

Jan 2   ABC's Dick Clark Show with Jack Scott, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Larry Hall

Jan 3   Platters in Madrid Spain in the middle of European tour. Charlie Gracie opens at the Erie Social Club in Erie, PA.

Jan 4   Fireballs perform on American Bandstand.

Early January Drifters are appearing at the Michigan State Fair.

Jan 8   On American Bandstand Dick Clark receives a Trans-Atlantic call from Elvis Presley on his 25th birthday.

Jan 10  Ray Charles and the Raeletts appear at the Hollywood Palladium

Jan 11   Little Joe appears on American Bandstand.

Jan 12   Fabian appears on Dean Martin's NBC-TV show. Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran appear together on the British TV variety show Boy Meets Girl

Jan 13   The Platters appear in Sheffield, England.

Jan 14   Blue Notes on American Bandstand.  Bobby Darin appears at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach

Jan 15   Ray Charles appears at City Auditorium in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mid-January  Everly Brothers making personal appearances in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore.

Jan 16   Bobby Rydell, Paul Evans, Dale Hawkins and the Knockouts appear on the Dick Clark Show.

Jan 18   British rocker Cliff Richards arrives in NY for recording dates for ABC-Paramount.

Jan 19   Ray Smith appears an American Bandstand.

Jan 20   Connie Francis starts two week engagement at Cloisters Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Jan 21   Frankie Ford appears on American Bandstand.

Jan 22   Sam Cooke begins three day appearance at Shell House in Long Island, New York.

Jan 23    Mark Dining, Rod Lauren, Jack Scott, Robin Luke, Jimmy Jones and the Everly Brothers appear on ABC-TVs The Dick Clark Show.  Cliff Richard appears on ABC-TVs The Pat Boone Show.

Jan 25   Chuck Berry is indicted for the violation of the Mann Act in connection with an incident in Kansas in 1958. Berry is already under December 1959 indictment for another violation of the Mann Act. His personal appearances drop from 20+ a month to three February and zero in March.

Jan 26   Duane Eddy, Santo and Johnny and the Diamonds begin an Australian tour.

Jan 27   Carl Perkins and Warren Smith join Johnny Cash who is currently touring middle-America.

Jan 29   Brook Benton headlines the Apollo Theatre for a week.

Jan 30   Dee Clark, Chuck, Berry, the Passions and the Fireballs appear on The Dick Clark Show.

Feb 1   Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran appear at Empire Theatre in Glasgow, UK

Feb 4   Johnny Burnette appears on American Bandstand.

Feb 5   The Biggest Show of Stars for 1960 starts touring with headliners Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Clyde McPhatter.

Feb 6   Jessie Belvin is killed in an auto accident near Hope, Arkansas.   Johnny Preston starts six week tour in Tucson, Arizona.  Billy Haley and the Comets appear at the Coliseum in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Sandy Nelson appears on The Dick Clark Show.

Early February  Fats Domino is booked around his hometown of New Orleans so he can supervise the building of his new house. Bobby Darin and Connie Francis are chosen the King and Queen of Hearts by the American Heart Association for its annual-fund raising drive.

Feb 10   Champs perform "To Much Tequila" on ABC-TVs American Bandstand

Feb 12   Chuck Berry headlines the Apollo Theatre with Little Anthony and the Imperials, Baby Washington and the Mello-Kings.

Feb 15   Paul Anka begins a week long engagement at the New Lotus Club in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 16   Annette appears on American Bandstand to sing "O Dio Mio"

Feb 19    Dr. Jive's Rhythm and Blues Revenue opens at the Apollo featuring Johnny Nash, The Flamingos, Tiny Topsy, Nappy Brown, the Hollywood Flames and Barrett Strong.

Feb 20   Bill Haley and His Comets, Frankie Ford, Ray Smith and Johnny Tillotson appear on Saturday evening's Dick Clark Show.

Feb 24   Carl Dobkins currently serving six month hitch with the Ohio National Guard performs live from Fort Dixon on NBC-TVs The Perry Como Show.  Ray Peterson begins a five week booking at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Feb 26    Lenny Welch performs "You Don't Know Me" on American Bandstand

Feb 29    Bobby Darin and Connie Francis appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Mar 1     Red Prysock appears at the Surf Club in Baltimore.

Mar 2   Jack Scott sings "Burning Bridges" and What In the World's Come Over You" on American Bandstand.

Mar 3   Elvis Presley is back in the U.S. for his official discharge from the Army on March 5.  Duane Eddy winds up a month long term in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.

Mar 5   Jackie Wilson headlines a three day Alan Freed production at the State Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mar 9   The Mystics sing "Hushabye" on American Bandstand.

Mar 11  Jimmy Jones begins a week at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.   The Flamingos play two days at the Lindenwood Inn in Philadelphia.

Mar 12   Fabian, Jackie Wilson, Freddy Cannon and Santo and Johnny appear on the Dick Clark Show.

Mar 13   Chuck Berry's trial for the violation of the Mann Act begins. Two weeks later Berry is found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison and fined $5,000. Berry immediately appeals.

Mar 14   In England, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran begin a week at the Empire Theatre with British rockers Billy Fury, Georgie Fame and Tony Sheridan.  Sam Cooke begins a tour of the Caribbean with a performance at Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Mid-March  As a result of the payola investigations, Washington calls on record companies to stop sending free promotional records to radio stations.

Mar 17   The Platters open for a week at the Olympia in Paris.

Mar 18   New York deejay Doug "Jocko" Henderson produces the Rocket Ship Reeve featuring the Coasters, Dave "Baby" Cortez, the Isley Brothers and Luther Bond at the Apollo.  Wilbert Harrison is booked for three days at the Lindenwold Inn in Philadelphia.

Mar 19   Bobby Darin, Freddy Cannon, Dorsey Burnette and the Contours appear on the Dick Clark Show.  Brook Benton and the Coasters break the house record during their week at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Mar 22   The Playmates appear on American Bandstand and sing "Beep Beep."

Mar 24    Jimmie Rodgers appears an ABC-TV's The Pat Boone Show.

Mar 25   The Temptations sing "Barbara" on American Bandstand.   Ray Charles headlines at the Opera House in Chicago, Illinois.  Jerry Butler, the Spaniels, Big Maybelle, Etta James appear at Chicago's Regal Theatre.

Mar 26   Elvis Presley appears on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show. This is Presley's first live performance since being discharged from the Army.  Frankie Avalon headlines the Dick Clark Show.

Mar 28   The Drifters begin a Southern tour.

Mar 30   The Olympics sing "Big Boy Pete" and "Baby, Hully Gully" on American Bandstand.

Mar 31   Paul Anka headlines the Chase in St. Louis, Missouri.

Late March  Little Richard's former back-up band The Upsetters are on the road with Little Willie John. Lloyd Price is at Pep's Lounge in Philadelphia.

April 1   Carl Dobkins is released from the Ohio National Guard.  Louis Jordan, the Four Tops and Lenny Welch are at the Apollo Theatre for a week.

April 3   The  Everly Brothers begin a three weeks in England with a concert at the New Victoria Theatre in London.

April 4   Jimmie Rodgers begins two weeks at the Cave Supper Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Early April  Bill Haley and His Comets are on a four week tour of Mexico.

April 8   Lenny Welch begins two days at the Safari Club in Long Island, New York.  Brook Benton opens at the Regal in Chicago.

April 9   Dion and the Belmonts sing "Where and When" and "When You Wish Upon a Star' on The Dick Clark Show.

April 10  The Everly Brothers appear on ATV program Sunday Night at the Palladium in London, England.

April 12   Jackie Wilson appears at the Fountainbleau in Miami Beach, Florida.

April 13  Johnny Tillotson sings "Earth Angel" and "Pledging My Love" on American Bandstand.  Bobby Darin appears for a week at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach. Tickets are $3.50 to $5.00

Aril 15  The annual Easter Revue begins at the Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York  Limiting it to the more polished acts,  Dr. Jive's Rhythm and Blues Revue opens across town at the Apollo with hot acts.

Mid-April  Johnny and the Hurricanes are touring theMidwest. The movie Because Their Your with Dick Clark starring as a high school teacher is released.

April 16  The latest edition of The Biggest Show of Stars for 60 first stop is at the Municipal Auditorium in Norfolk, Virginia. Bill Black's Combo performing "White Silver Sands" appears on the Dick Clark Show along with Jack Scott, Jan and Dean and Bobby Rydell.

April 17  Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran end their twelve week tour of the British Isles with a week at the Hippodrome Theatre in Bristol. While riding in a taxi after the show an accident occurs and Cochran sustains head and internal injuries. He dies sixteen hours later

April 18  Bobby Rydell appears on CBS-TV's "Father Knows Best.

April 22  The Skyliners are at The Spatz Show Lounge in Hamilton, Ohio.  Ray Charles is at the Apollo for a week.

Aprl 23  Dion and the Belmonts are performing at the Armory in Newark, New Jersey.   Paul Anka headlines the Dick Clark Show. Also appearing are Billy Bland and Billy and Lilly.

April 25  Eddie Cochran is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery

April 26  Elvis Presley begins filming G.I. Blues.

April 27  Sam Cooke opens for a week at the Apollo.

May 3  Charlie Rich sings "Lonely Weekends" on American Bandstand.

May 4  This afternoon on American Bandstand, Dick Clark visits Bobby Rydell at home.  Ricky Nelson sings "Young Emotions" and "Right By My Side" on this evenings episode of ABC-TV's "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

May 6  Sam Cooke is at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. for a week.   The Platters open for two weeks at Fack's No. 2 Club in San Francisco.

Early May  Neil Sedaka ends tour of Japan and begins a tour of the Philippines.

May 9  Everly Brothers tour Australia for a week. Paul Anka begins a week at Blinstrub's in Boston.  Frankie Avalon is appearing at the Twin Coaches Supper Club in Philadelphia.

May 10  Jimmy Clanton and Roy Orbison begin their tour at the Jolla Club in Tucson. Arizona.  Wanda Jackson begins six days in Las Vegas.

May 11  Gene Vincent returns to England to resume tour cut short by the taxi accident. Ricky Nelson sings "Ain't Nothing But Love" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Jerry Butler is a special guest on American Bandstand.

Mid-May  Billy Ward has reformed the Dominoes and the are playing the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. Fabian is in Hollywood finishing his latest film High Time and then will start North To Alaska with John Wayne. Frankie Avalon is appearing at the Casino Royale in Washington. Carl Perkins is booked for a week into the Flame Theater in Minneapolis.

May 16  Alan Freed moves from WCBS in New York to KDAY in Los Angeles. His six day a week show will earn him $25,000

May 17  Fats Domino is in Dallas at the Memorial Auditorium. Bobby Freeman appears on American Bandstand.

May 19  Annette appears at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

May 20  Sam Cooke is at the Tivoli Theater in Chicago along with the Flamingos and the Crests.

May 21  Mark Dinning, Jimmy Clanton, Neil Sedaka and the Sentimentals appear ABC-TV's The Dick Clark Show.

May 23  The Biggest Show of Stars for 1960 plays the Greystone Ballroom in Detroit.

May 25  Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones are American Bandstand's musical guests.   Ricky Nelson sings "Ain't Nothing But Love" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

May 26  Bobby Vee sings "What Do you Want" on American Bandstand.

May 27  Jackie Wilson headlines the Apollo Theater for the coming week.

May 28  Gene McDaniels performs at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium  near Los Angeles.  LaVern Baker sings " Shadows Of Love" on The Dick Clark Show.

May 29  Brenda Lee makes a personal appearance in Huntington, West Virginia.

May 31  Johnny and the Hurricanes perform "Way Down Youder" and Preston Epps "Bongo, Bongo, Bongo on American Bandstand.

Jun 1  Ray Charles headlines the Hitmakers of 1960. Also appearing are the Drifters, Marv Johnson, Ruth Brown, Ray Bryant, Ron Holden, Billy Bland and Preston Epps.

June 2   Bobby Darin appears for three weeks at the Copacabana in New York.   Chuck Berry is found not guilty for Violation of the Mann Act for the one concerning a female in Topeka, Kansas.

June 5  Johnny and the Hurricanes begin tour of England.

June 6  Jimmy Charles arrives in Philadelphia to promote "A Million To One."  Jamie Coe appears on American Bandstand.

June 7  Bobby Darin appears on George Burns' NBC-TV show.

June 8  Gene Vincent and Freddy Cannon for a week at the Empire Theater in Glasgow, Scotland.

June 10  Dion and the Belmonts appear for two nights at the Safari Club in Long Island, New York.

June 11  The Dick Clark show broadcasts from Pittsburgh rather than its home base Philadelphia

June 13  Clyde McPhatter leaves the Drifters and Atlantic Records to go solo with Mercury Records.

June 14  Dante and the Evergreens sing their version of "Alley Oop" on American Bandstand.

June 16  The Platters with Tony William's replacement Sonny Turner begin a week at the Lotus Club in Philadelphia.

June 18  ABC-TV's The Dick Clark Show broadcasts from Hollywood. Guests are Jimmy Rodgers, the Hollywood Argyles and the Safaris.

June 21  Louis Jordan opens a five day stay at the Ember's Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

June 23  Paul Anka becomes the youngest performer to ever play the Copacabana.

June 24  Brenda Lee and the Casuals appear at Springlake Park in Oklahoma City.   Jackie Wilson begins a week at the Regal Theater in Chicago along with Elmore James, the Vibrations and Dion and the Belmonts.  Tommy "Dr. Jive" Smalls produces a revue at the Apollo that features Marv Johnson, the Flamingos, Sonny Boy Williamson and the Five Satins.

Jun 25  The Dick Clark Show is broadcasted from Treasure Island Naval Base near San Francisco. Guests are the Olympics singing "Big Boy Pete," Jan and Dean" performing "Baby Talk" and Dorsey Burnette performing "Hey Little One."

June 27  ABC-TV $400,000 Coke Time special features Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Edd Brynes and Anita Bryant.  Cozy Cole starts a week at the Chateau Lounge in Pittsburgh.

June 29  Wanda Jackson starts an East Coast tour.

June 30  Dion and the Belmonts are at the Regal in Chicago.  Jimmie Rogers is at the Riverside Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

July 1  Jocko's Rocket Ship Revue at the Apollo features Ruth Brown along with Dante and the Evergreens, the Olympics, Ben E. King and Jimmy Jones. Ricky Nelson is at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The Dick Clark Show from Chicago has Brenda Lee, Jack Scott and Freddy Cannon.

July 4  Jimmy Charles sings "A Million To One" on American Bandstand.

July 8  Booby Darin is the opening act for George Burns at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The cover charge is $4.00.  The Platters are at the Town House in Pittsburgh.  Ray Charles is at the Regal Theater in Chicago along with the Raeletts, Betty Carter and the Coasters.

July 9  The Dick Clark Show broadcasts from Hollywood. Guests are Everly Brothers, Brian Hyland and Deane Hawley.

Jul 12  Frankie Lymon appears on American Bandstand for the first time since 1958 and sings "Little Bitty Pretty One."

July 14  Paul Anka begins an engagement at Riverside Hotel and Casino in Reno Nevada. Cover charge is $3.00

July 15  Lloyd Price begins a week at The Beachcomber Club in Wildwood, New Jersey.  Little Willie John headlines at the Apollo Theater.

Mid-July  Jackie Wilson is touring the South.

July 16  Bobby Rydell is on the Dick Clark Show.

July 19  Bryan Hyland performs "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" on American Bandstand.

July 21  Ray Smith sings "Rockin' Little Angel on American Bandstand.

July 22  Ben E. King, the Five Satins, Joe Turner, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Faye Adams, Nappy Brown and Ann Laurie are at the Regal Theater.

July 23  Roy Orbison is on The Dick Clark Show along with Donnie Brooks and the Crests.

July 27  Ray Charles for a week at the Cloisters Hotel in Hollywood.

July 28  Bobby Rydell begins a tour of colleges with the Buddy Morrow Orchestra in Michigan, Iowa, Ohio and Illinois

July 29  Marv Johnson, the Miracles and Barret Strong are at Washington's Howard Theater.

Late July  Elvis Presley begins filming "Flaming Star."

August 3  Jan and Dean perform "We Go Together" on American Bandstand.

August 6  Conway Twitty headlines The Dick Clark show. Others appearing include Ray Peterson, Billy Bland, the Ivy Three, and Chubby Checker.

August 7  Brenda Lee brings her tour to the Tower Theater in Atlanta.

August 10  Bobby Darin opens at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles for two weeks.

August 18  The Platters begin nine days at the Basin street East in New York.   Ray Charles at the Hollywood Palladium for a week.

August 19  After a three week renovation, the Apollo Theater re-opens with the Coasters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bo Diddley, Big Maybelle and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Bobby Vee sings "Devil Or Angel" and "Since I Met You Baby" on American Bandstand.

August 22  Wanda Jackson opens at the Flame Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota for six days.

August 23  The Flamingos sing "Mio Amore" on American Bandstand.

August 26  Clyde McPhatter appears with the Drifters at the Apollo.

August 27  The Dick Clark Show feature Fabian along with Lloyd Price, Jamie Horton and the Ventures.

September 1 Fabian and Duane Eddy are at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

September 2  Ricky Nelson begins Australian tour.  Johnny and the Hurricanes open at the Rainbow Lounge in Wildwood, New Jersey.  Jocko's Rocket Ship Revenue at the Apollo features Bobby Freeman, Jimmy Charles, the Spaniels and Danny and the Juniors.   Clyde McPatter and the Drifters appear at the Howard Theater for a week.

September 3  The Platters sing "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes on The Dick Clark Show. Others guests are Danny and the Juniors singing "Twistin' U.S.A., Mark Dinning "Teen Angel, the Viscounts playing "Night Train," and Jo Ann Campbell singing "Kookie Little Paradise."

September 4  Brenda Lee begins three days at the Indiana Fair in Indianapolis.

Sep 5  James Brown and the Fabulous Flames are Meadow Acres Ballroom in Topeka, Kansas. Bob Luman sings "Let's Think About Loving" on American Bandstand.

Sept 6  Johnny and the Hurricanes are on American Bandstand.  Sam Cooke and his wife Bobby have a seven pound two ounce girl, Tracy Sam Cooke, in Los Angeles.

September 7  Wanda Jackson is at the Indianapolis State Fair.

September 9  Brenda Lee and Johnny and the Hurricanes are at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit. Bobby Freeman sings " (I Do the) Shimmy Shimmy" on American Bandstand.

Mid-September  Joey Dee and the Starliters become the house band at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City. Frankie Lymon is touring South America.

September 16  Sam Cooke opens at the Town Hill Club in Brooklyn

Sep 21  Dorsey Burnette sings "Hey Little One" on American Bandstand. Wanda Jackson performs in Cleveland.

Set 22  American Bandstand viewers get a tour of Annette's home in Encino, California.  Back in the Philadelphia studio Johnny Tillotson sings "Poetry In Motion."

September 23  Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are at the Apollo.

Sept 25  Jimmy Clanton closes his tour in New Orleans..

Sep 28  Ricky Nelson sings "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" as the new season of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet begins.

Sep 29  Chubby Checker sings "The Twist" on American Bandstand.

Sep 30  Ricky Nelson appears at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis. His four shows gross $1000,000 with tickets priced at $2.00

Oct 3  Bobby Darin is on NBC-TV's Bob Hope Show.  Ike and Tina Turner make their national debut on American Bandstand.

Oct 5  Frankie Avalon is on NBC-TV's Perry Como Show.

Oct 6  Wanda Jackson is at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.

Oct 7  Ruth Brown, the Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials are at Chicago's Tivoli Theater.

Oct 11  Aretha Franklin is at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, New York.   Jack Scott sings "Patsy" on American Bandstand.  Bobby Rydell is on the Perry Como Show.

Oct 14  Brook Benton and the Drifters are at the Apollo.

Oct 15  The Saturday Prom, a half-hour variety show aimed at teens is launched. It is hosted by Merv Griffin and begins at 5:30 P.M. (EST).  It's guest are Conway Twitty and Johnny and the Hurricanes.

Mid-October  Clyde McPhatter is touring the Southwest. Johnny and the Hurricanes begin a ten day tour of Canada. Neil Sedaka is at the Smart Spot in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Oct 19  The Shirelles sing "Tonight's the Night" on American Bandstand

Oct 22  Lloyd Price and his band  perform in Alberquerque, New Mexico.   Fats Domino, Joanie Summers and Dante and the Evergreens appear on NBC-TV's Saturday Prom.

Oct 25  Fats Domino sings "Walking to New Orleans" and "My Girl Josephine" on American Bandstand.

Oct 28  A riot breaks out following a rock and roll concert at the Milwaukee Theater.

Oct 29  Neil Sedaka, Brook Benton and Santo and Johnny are on Saturday Prom.

Oct 31  Duane Eddy is on American Bandstand.

Late October  Sam Coke begins a West coast tour.

Nov 2  Damita Jo performs "I'll Save the Last Dance For You," the answer to the current Drifters hit, on American Bandstand.

Nov 3  Johnny Burnette sings "Your Sixteen" on American Bandstand.

Nov 5  Johnny Horton following a show at the Skyline Club in Austin, Texas is killed in an automobile accident.  JoAnn Campbell, Brian Hyland and Dion guests on Saturday Prom.

Nov 6  The Biggest Show of Stars 60 closes in Richmond, Virginia.

Nov 7  Elvis Presley begins filming Wild in the Country.  Sam Cooke is at the Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia.

Nov 8  Johnny and the Huricanes are at Rand's night club in Washington.

Nov 11  Little Willie John headlines Chicago's Regal Theater. Santo and Johnny are on American Bandstand playing "Twistin' Bells."

Nov 12  Sam Cooke and Bil Black's Combo are on Saturday Prom.

Nov 18  Jackie Wilson headlines at the Apollo.  Johnny Tillotson headlines the "Show of Stars" at the Memorial Auditorium in in Utica, New York.

Nov 19  Larry Verne, Jimmy Clanton and Paul Evans are on Saturday Prom.

Nov 21  Neil Sedaka performs "Calendar Girl" on American Bandstand.

Nov 26  Johnny Burnette and the Viscounts appear on Saturday Prom.

Nov 29  Bobby Vee sings "Rubber Ball' on American Bandstand.

Nov 30  Brenda Lee, Chubby Checker and the Casuals begin a tour of Hawaii in Maui.   Bobby Rydell appears on CBS-TV's Red Skeleton Show.

Late November  Sam Coke is at the Twin Coaches Lounge in Pittsburgh.

Dec 1  Bobby Darin marries Sandra Dee.  Ray Peterson starts six weeks at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas.

Dec 3  Boby Vee, Bob Crewe and Damita Joe are on Saturday Prom.

Dec 4  Fats Domino is performing at the El Rancho in Philadelphia.

Dec 7  Annette and the Edsels are on American Bandstand.

Early December  Fabian inks a seven year non-exclusive contract with 20th Century Fox Studios. The Flamigos are at the Townhouse in Pittsburgh. The Platters are touring Mexico for the second time.

Dec 10  Saturday Prom is broadcasts in color with guests Jack Scott, the Kalin Twins and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters.

Dec 12  Dante and the Evergreens sing "Alley Oop" on American Bandstand. Also appearing is Jo Ann Campbell.

Dec 13  Bobby Darin co-hosts with Dick Clark on American Bandstand.

Dec 14  Brook Benton appears on The Perry Como Show.  Jimmy Clanton is on American Bandstand.

Dec 15  The Safaris appear on American Bandstand. Wanda Jackson begins six weeks at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas

Mid--December  Johnny and the Huricanes begin a Mexican tour. Bill Haley and His Comets are touring South America.

Dec 16  Fabian sings "Kissin' and Twistin'" on American Bandstand.

Dec 17  Dodie Stevens and Maurice and the Zodiacs guests on Saturday Prom.

Dec 23  Bobby Rydell headlines the first three days of the Brooklyn Paramont's annual Christmas Revue. Following Rydell as headliners is Brenda Lee and Ray Charles each for three days too.  Dec 24 The Christmas Eve edition of Saturday Prom features Kathy Young and the Innocents.

Dec  Connie Francis appears on the Perry Como Show.

Dec  James Brown is at the Apollo.