Daily Events - 1962

January 1 

       The Twisters appear on the New Year's edition of American Bandstand.

January 2  

       Joey Dee and the Starliters are at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles for three weeks.

January 4  

       Ray Charles' trial for heroin possesion is set to begin in Indianapolis.  Charles' attorney moves to have the charges dropped. The case is bound over till January

January 6  

       Bobby Vee hosts a March of Dimes benefit show in Houston, Texas.

Early January
  The Marcels open at the Gateway theater in their hometown of Pittsburgh.

January 12  

       Brook Benton starts a week at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

January 13  

        Bobby Vee hosts a March of Dimes benefit performance in Corpus Christi, Texas.

January 15  

       The Shirelles sing "Baby It's You" on American Bandstand.


The Drifters are at the Nichigek Theater in Tokyo, Japan. The Ronettes are appearing at the Peppermint Lounge In Miami. Micky Baker, of Mickey and Sylvia, leaves to live in Paris where he plans to start a music school.

January 16  

       Gene Pitney sings "Town Without Pity" on American Bandstand.

January 17  

       Brenda Lee is in Belgium.

January 21  

       Jackie Wilson performs "My Heart Belongs To Only You" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

January 27         

       Chubby Checker is the headliner at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Also on the bill are Jan and Dean, Bobby Freeman, Dick and DeeDee and the
       Untouchables.  An estimated 15,000 attend and the show grosses $44,800.

January 28  

       Johnny Tillotson leaves to tour the Far East.  Del Shannon begins a two week tour of Japan.

January 30  

       In Indianapolis all charges against Ray Charles are dropped.   The judge ruled the search of Charles' hotel room violated his Constitutional rights. The action
       took five minutes.

Late January 

Bobby Vee begins a two month European tour.

February 1  

       Don and Juan visit American Bandstand and sing "What's Your Name."

February 2  

        LaVern Baker begins a seventeen day tour of U.S. military bases in Europe.

February 4  

       Gene Pitney appears on the British variety television program Thank Your Lucky Stars. Afterwards Pitney begins his first tour of England.

Early February 

Lloyd Price opens a bowling alley in Inkster, Michigan.

February 8  

       The Angels sing "Cry, Baby Cry" on American Bandstand.

February 12  

       Brenda Lee performs "Break It To Me Gently" on American Bandstand.  Aretha Franklin opens at the Showboat Bar in Philadelphia.

February 13  

       Don Everly marries Venetia Stevenson in the Chapel at Camp Pendleton.


Chubby Checker leaves to England. Otis Redding joins Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers.  Brenda Lee spends ten days in a Nashville hospital recuperating from a neck strain.

February 16  

       Paul Anka begins his first World Tour.

February 18  

       Dressed in Marine Uniforms, the Everly Brothers use a leave to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and sing "Crying In the Rain."

February 19  

       Chuck Bery begins a three year sentence for violation of the Mann Act.  For the first two months he is kept at the Federal Penal Institution near Terre Haute,

February 20  

       Joey Dee and the Starliters guest on American Bandstand and sing "Peppermint Twist" and "Hey, Let's Twist."

February 23  

       Brenda Lee is a subject of a one hour show on the Canadian Broadcasting System.

February  26  
       Joey Dee and the Starliters are at Sciolla's Supper Club in Philadelphia.  Chubby Checker is at the Twin River Inn near Syracuse, New York.

March 1  

       Donnie Brooks opens at the Mapes Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

March 2  

       Jackie Wilson starts a week at Chicago's Tivoli Theater.

March 4  

       Fats Domino and Tommy Sands are on The Ed Sullivan Show.

March 5  

       The Marvelettes sing "Twistin' Mr. Postman" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

March 7  

       Clyde McPhatter sings "Lover Please" on American Bandstand.

Early March  

Johnny Tillotson joins the Air Force. 
Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin are touring the South.

March 8 

       Rick Nelson sings "Young World" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

March 9  

       Gary U.S. Bonds and the Chantels are featured at the Regal theater in Chicago.  Lloyd Price is headling at the Apollo in New York.

March 12  

       Bobby Rydelll ends his three month tour of Australia. 

       Jimmy Soul performs "Twistin' Matilda" on American Bandstand.

March 15  

       Dee Dee Sharp sings "Mashed Potato Time" on American Bandstand.


Frankie Ford is at the La Concha in San Juan, Puerto Rico. J oey Dee tapes a public service message for the United Community Fund drive.  

Brenda Lee is the opening act for Jack Carter in the Cassandra Room at the Deauville Hotel in Miami.

March 18  

       Gary U.S. Bonds is a guest on The Ed Sullivan Show.

March 19  

       Barbara George sings "I Know" on American Bandstand.

March 23  

        Back from Australia, Joey Dee and the Starliters open at the Rainbow Room in Asbury Park, New Jersey. 

        Jerry Butler headlines the Apollo Theater.   Sam Cooke is featured at the Howard Theater in Washington, DC. 

        Aretha Franklin headlines at Chicago's Regal theater.  Bill Haley and His Comets are at the Lemon Twist Club in Hallendale, Florida for three weeks.

March 25  

        Bobby Rydell does a one nighter at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

March 26  

        Ronnie and the Hi-Lites perform "I Wish I Was Married" on American Bandstand.

March 30   

        Sam Cooke is at Baltimore's Royal Theater.

April 1 

        Jackie Wilson is on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Mary Wells guests on American Bandstand and sings "The One That Really Loves You."

April 5  

       Chubby Checker is guest of honor at a party thrown by the Philadelphia Variety Club. Checker's latest movie Don't Knock the Twist is previewed.

April 6  

        Ray Charles headlines the Apollo. 

        Jay and the Americans make their national television debut on American Bandstand. They sing "She Cried."

April 7  

        Bobby Rydell is at Columbia Studios in Hollywood screen testing for a role in the movie Bye bye Birdie.  He did not get the role.

Early April 

Lloyd Price is at Pep's Musical Bar in Philadelphia.

April 8 

        Dick Clark emcees two Philadelphia Academy of Music shows to benefit the widow and orphans of Joe Kuhn, a Philadelphia songwriter-arranger-conducter.
       Appearing are Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, Linda Scott, Danny and the Juniors, Del Shannon and the Orlons. 

       Bill Haley and His Comets are at the Terrazzo Cafe in Mexico City.

April 10  

       Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent perform at St. Andrews Hall in Glasgow.

April 13  

       Donnie Brooks guests on The Ed Sullivan Show.


Wanda Jackson is at the Commercial Hotel in Elko, Nevada. 

Billy Ward and His Dominoes are playing the Carnival Club in Phoenix, Arizona.

April 18    

        Jay and the Americans open at the Camelot in New York City.

April 19  

        Jackie Wilsom makes his debut at the Copacabana in New York City.

April 20  

        Neil Sedaka plays the London Palladium.

April 21  

         The Rock 'n' Twist - USA package, Johnny Burnette, Gary U.S. Bonds and Gene McDaniels Begin tour of the British Isles with a show tonight at St.

         Andrews Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Upsetters are booked at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City.

April 22   

        Jerry Lee Lewis' three year old son, Steve Allen Lewis, accidentally drowns in the swimming pool at the family home in Hernando, Mississippi.  

        In Kansas, Chuck Berry is transferred to Leavenworth Federal Prison.

April 26  

        Neil Sedaka opens at the Forty Thieves Lounge in Bermuda.  

        Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in London to begin a tour of England.  It has been four years since Lewis fled England because of the disclosure that he was married to
        his thirteen year old cousin.  Lewis will perform thirty-two times and gross nearly $50,000.

April 28  

       Ray Charles plays the 3,450 seat Donnelly Memorial Theater and brings in $18,000 for two performances.

May 3  

       The Platters begin ten days in Spain. 

       Yvonne Baker and the Sensations perform "Let Me In" on American Bandstand.

May 5  

       Bobby Rydell is signed for the role of Hugo in the up coming film Bye, Bye Birdie.

May 6  

       Neil Sedaka is at the Holiday House in Pittsburgh.

Early May  

Chuck Berry is moved to the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri where he he will spend the remaider of his sentence for violating the Mann Act.

May 11  

       Top rated deejay at WAMO in Pittsburgh, Porky Chadwick produces a rock and roll show at the Civic Arena. Performers include Jackie Wilson, the Drifters,
       the Coasters, the Castelles, Jerry Butler, the Flamingos, the Angels, the Blue-Belles, the Skyliners, the Marvelettes, the Jive Five, the Carousels, Bobby Vinton,
       Gene Pitney, Kitty Lester and Big Maybelle. 13,000 fans atttending with a $35,000 gross.  Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, the Creats and Nathaniel Mayer
       are at the Tivoli Theater in Chicago.

May 12  

       The Biggest Show of Stars for 1962 ia at the Forum in Whitcita, Kansas. The headerliners are Brook Benton, Fats Domino, Bruce Channel and Gene
       Chandler. Tickets are $2.00 - $3.00

May 13 

       Johnny Burnette, Gary U.S. Bonds, Gene McDaniel British tour close today at the Walthamstow Granada Cinema in London.

May 14  

       Jerry Lee Lewis is at the Majestic Theater in Mitchum, England.  

       Hank Ballard and the Midnighters and Dale Hawkins are at the Roundtable Club in New York City.

May 15  

       Joey Dee and the Starliters are at the Town and Country Club in Brooklyn.  Ray Charles and the Raeletts begin an European Tour.


JoAnn Campbell is touring the Far East.  Fabian is touring South America. 

The Orchids are at the Roundtable Club in New York.  

Chubby Checker is touring England.

May 19  

       Tony Orlando is in Hartford, Connecticut doing a benefit for Buddhist victims of leprosy in Burma.

May 21  

       Chubby Checker begins a record breaking engagment at Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia. 

        Bobby Rydell begins a record breaking week at the Holiday House in Monroeville, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh.

May 24  

       The Everly Brothers are discharged from the Marines.

May 27 

        Jackie Wilson is on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

        Ray Charles wins the Best R&B Recording at the Grammys Award ceremony for "Hit the Road Jack."  Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" is named Best
        Rock and Roll Recording.

Late May  

Candix Records has financial problems as distributors are slow to pay for copies of "Surfin" by the Beach Boys that they had ordered.  With four songs ready for release, Candix attempts to sell the group to Decca and Liberty with no luck. Finally late in May a deal is struck with Capitol. 

Bill Haley and His Comets are at the Lagoon in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 6  

       Frankie Avalon is at the Palumbo's Supper Club. 

       Neil Sedaka is at the International Club in New York City. 

       Dee Dee Sharp sings "Gravy" on American Bandstand. 

       Rick Nelson sings "Gypsy Woman" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Hariet.

June 7  

       Dion opens at the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

Early June  

Roy Orbison flies to London to look for venues for a possible tour. While there he and a pick-up band perform for free in the Mount Vernon Room of the Westbury Hotel in the London suburb of Mayfair.

June 8  

       Sam Cooke is at the Royal Theater in Baltimore.

June 11  

        James Brown and the Famous Flames appear on American Bandstand.

June 12 

       While performing at the Latin Casino in the New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia, Brenda Lee dislocates her neck while performing. The last six days of her
       engagment there are cancelled and she spends the remainder of the week in Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

June 13  

       Linda Scott leaves for a tour of New Zealand..

June 14  

       While in the hospital in Camden, New Jersey,  Brenda Lee appears on American Bandstand via videotape.

June 15  

       Patti LaBelle and the Blue-Belles are headling the Apollo Theater.  

       Joey Dee is at the Town and Country Club in Brooklyn.  Sam Cooke is headling the Howard Theater in Washington, DC. 

       The Five Satins are on American Bandstand.


Boby Rydell is an unannounced guest at a high school graduation party in San Gabriel, California.

June 18  

       Steve Alaimo opens at the Roundtable Club in New York City.

June 19  

        Shelley Fabares sings "Johnny Angel" on American Bandstand.

June 21  

        The Beatles open for Bruce Channel when he appears at the Liverpool's Tower Ballroom. 

        Bobby Vinton makes his national television debut on American Bandstand and sings "Rose Are Red My Love."

June 22  

        The Blue-Belles are at the Royal Theater in Baltimore for a week.

June 23  

        The Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida,  plays host to a rock and roll show featuring hometown boy Johnny Tillotson.

June 25  

        Jerry Butler sings "Make It Easy On Yourself" on American Bandstand.

June 28  

        Neil Sedaka starts his South American tour with a concert in Lima, Peru.

June 29 

         Donnie Brooks is at the Cal-Nev Hotel and Casino on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. 

        Chubby Checker is at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. 

        The Blue-Belles are at the Howard Theater in Washington, DC.

Late June  

Rick Nelson opens the summer season at Pleasure Island Resort in Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

Ike and Tina Turner, along with Mary Wells help WILD radio celebrate its tenth anniversity with a big show in the Boston area. 

Bobby Vee is at Kenwood Park in Duquense, Pennsylvannia near Oittsburgh.

July 1

         Gene Vincent is at the Cavern Club in Liverpool England. The house band is the the Beatles.

July 2  

        Barbara Lynn debuts on American Bandstand singing "You'll Lose a Good Thing."

July  3          

Ruth Brown sings "Shake a Hand" on American Bandstand.

July 5  

        Bill Haley and His Comets are at the El Cortez Club in Las Vegas for three weeks. 

        Little Eva sings "Loco-Motion" on American Bandstand."

July 6  

        Solomon Burke is at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit for ten days.

Early July  

Jerry Lee Lewis is booked for ten days at the Shamrock Club in the resort city of Keansburg near Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

In Point Pleasant Beach, another New Jersey resort town, the newly renamed Four Seasons are booked for the summer at Martell's Sea Breeze Club. 

Fabian is  performing with the summer stock company of John Loves Mary

A one nighter in Philadelphia features Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, Dee Dee Sharp, the Orlons, the Olympics, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, the Five Satins, the Skyliners and Little Joey and the Flips.

July 8 

        Brenda Lee is performing at the Pleasure Island Amusement Park in Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

        Joey Dee and the Starliters are touring Army And Air Force bases in Germany, Italy and France.

July 11  

        Fats Domino is on American Bandstand.

July 12  

        Ray Charles sets a record during his week-end stay at the Regal Theater in Chicago by taking in $62,500.

July 13  

        Duane Eddy begins eight weeks at the Beachcomber Club in Wildwood, New Jersey.

July  15 

        Chubby Checker begins a week at the 1200 seat Frolics Club in Salisbury, New Jersey.


As "Surfin' Safari" takes off, the Beach Boys begin their first tour. It will be of the Upper Mid-West.

July 16  

        Dick Clark gets his first vacation since American Bandstand went national. Ten different entertainers will host with Freddy Cannon being the first.

July 17  

        Bryan Hyland is the second guest host and sings "Sealed With a Kiss."

July 18  

        Johnny Crawford plays  host on American Bandstand and performs "Cindy's Birthday."

July 19  

        Neil Sedaka's tour of Italy starts. 

        Duane Eddy is guest host on American Bandstand and plays "The Ballad of Paladin."

July 20  

        Johnny Tillotson hosts American Bandstand and performs "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'."

July 22 

        T he Everly Brothers are at the Holiday House in Pittsburgh. 

        Ray Charles does an integrated show at the 10000 seat Dallas Memorial Auditorium without incident.

July 23  

        The second week of Dick Clark's vacation finds James Darren hosting.  Darren sings "Mary's Little Lamb."

July 24  

         Chubby Checker hosts American Bandstand and sings "Dancin' Party."

July 25  

        Gene Pitney headlines the Galaxy of Stars tour.  Its first perfomance is tonight in Syracuse, New York. 

        Dion hosts American Bandstand nd sings "Lovers Who Wander."

July 26  

        Joey and the Starliters are in the British West Indies. 

        Jimmy Dean hosts American Bandstand.

July 27  

        Sam Cooke backed by the Upsetters opens for a week at the Reagal Theater in Chicago. 

        Linda Scott is the final guest host on American Bandstand.

July 28  

       Dick Clark hosts an afternoon concert as part of the first annual International Sound Fair at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

July 29  

       Jackie Wilson is on the Ed Sullivan Show.

July 31  

        Jack Scott appears on American Bandstand.

Late July  

Paul Anka compose the theme song for the epic war movie The Longest Day. Duane Eddy is touring the East coast.

August 1  

       Chubby Checker opens at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

August 2  

       Aretha Franklin makes her national television debut on American Bandstand and sings "Try a Little Tenderness."

August 4  

        Bobby Rydell videotapes a segement for Tennessee Ernie Ford's ABC-TV variety show in San Francisco.

August 7  

        Neil Sedaka ends his tour of Italy and is off to Great Britain to promote the English release of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."

Early August  

Brenda Lee is at the Concord Hotel at the Catskil Mountains resort of Lake Kaimesha, New York.

August 8  

        The Ray Charles Show with seventeen piece orchestra is in Vancouver, British Columbia.  4500 attend and the show grosses $11000. 

        Joey Dee and the Starliters are on American Bandstand and sing "What Kind of Love Is This."

August 10  

         Dick Clark is the host for tonights entertainment at the Illinois State Fair in Chicago. 
         The Flamingos begin a week at the Hialeah Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

August 12  

        The Everly Brothers are at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.  

        Dion is a guest on CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show.

August 13  

        Tommy Roe Sings "Sheila" on American Bandstand.

August 14  

        The Duprees appear on American Bandstand and perform "You Belong To Me."


A rumor begun two weeks earlier in Los Angeles is now nationwide: Sam Cooke is suffering from an incurable disease.  Eventually the major papers, especially those aimed at the Negro market, did their homework.  Cooke did not have leukemia as reported and the rumor slowly fades away. 

Johnny Tillotson is discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves.  He now is now to start touring the Mid-West beginning in Michigan. 

Bill Haley and His Comets are off on a tour of South America. Their first stop is Caracas, Venezuela.

August 16  

        Lloyd Price is at the Peppermint Lounge West in Pittsburgh through August 25.  

        Dick Clasrk brings Gene Pitney, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Lewis and the Bachelors to the Wisconsin State Fair for the next two days.  

        LaVern Baker is at the Harlem Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

August 17  

        Sam Cooke attends the annual meeting of the Rhythm and Blue Association at the Shreaton-Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis. 

        A rock and roll show at the Boston Arena featuring Gary U.S. Bonds, a riot breaks out for undisclosed reasons.

August 18  

        Roy Orbison is touring the South. 

       Bobby Vee ends his Midwestern tour with a show and dance in Hastings, Nebraska.

       T he Flamingos are at Carr's Beach in Annapolis, Maryland.

August 20  

        The Everly Brothers are Freedomland Park in the Bronx, New York.

August 22  

        Frankie Avalon is on American Bandstand.

August 23  

        Dion begins a tour of South America. 

        Jerry Lee Lewis sings "Sweet Little Sixteen" on American Bandstand. This is Lewis' first appearance on the show in four years, since the problems with the
        press over his marriage.  Cozy Cole is at Cincinnati's Living Room Lounge.

August 24  

        Dave "Baby" Cortez plays "Riny Dink" on American Bandstand. 

        Roy Orbison is appearing for three nights in Detroit.  

        Johnny Tillotson is at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit.

August 25  

        Ray Charles sells out the 22,00 seat stadium at the Randall's Island Music Festival.

August 27  

        Elvis begins shooting for It Happened at the World's Fair.

August 30 

        Fabian is a guest star at a benefit at the Boston Gardens hosted by Danny Thomas.

Auust 31  

       Murray the K hosts the annual Labor Day rock and roll show at the Brooklyn Fox Theater.  Appearing are Ben E. King, the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson, the
       Ronettes, Bobby Vinton, the Dovells, Dee Dee Sharp, the Capris, Tommy Roe, the Marvelettes,  the Del Satins, the Majors, Little Eva and Tony Orlando. 
       The show will run for ten days.  Fabian is paid $2500 for one performance at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

       Jocko's Rocketship Revue at the Apollo theater is headlined by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Gardner.  Other artists include Gary U.S. Bonds, the Countors, the
       Impressions, Barbara Lynn and the Dreamlovers.

September 3  

       Chubby Checker starts his tour of Great Britain. 

       Ray Charles plays the Memphis City Auditorium. 4500 fans purchase $12000 of tickets.

September 6  

       The Isley Brothers are at the Peppermint Lounge.

September 7  

       Rick Nelson is at the World's Fair of Music and Sound at McCormick Place in Chicago. 

       Bobby Rydell headlines the Hero Scholarship Funs at the Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia.  The Hero Scholarships are given to children of police and fire
       personnel who were killed in the line of duty. 

       Joey Dee and the Starliters are at the Erie Social Club in Philadelphia.

Early September 

Dick Clark and Johnny Tillotson are at the New Jersey State Fair in Trenton.

Ben E. King is at Spider Kelly's Club in Philadelphia.

September 8 

       Dion begins his tour of England.

Sept ember10

       The Zanzibar, a new nightclub in Philadelphia, opens with the Coasters, the Counters and Aretha Franklin performing for two weeks.

September 11  

       The Majors perform "Wonderful Dream" on American Bandstand.

September 12  

       Ray Charles is at the Pittsburgh Civic Auditorium.

September 13  

       Lloyd Price opens at Sciolla's Club in Pittsburgh.

Septembert 14  

       Ben E. King opens his tour of the Caribbean with a show in the Dominican Republic.


Bill Haley and His Comets begin a five week tour of France, Italy and Germany.

September 18  

       Dicky Lee sings "Patches" on American Bandstand.

September 20  

        Bobby Darin is paid $16000 for four nights at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Los Angeles.

September 22 

       The Four Seasons stop by American Bandstand to receive a gold record for "Sherry."

September 24  

       The Sensations, Etta James and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are this week's entertainment at the Zanzibar Club in Pittsburgh

September 25  

       Linda Scott sings "I Left My Heart in the Balcony" on American Bandstand.

September 27  

       Mary Wells sings "I Beat You To the Punch" on American Bandstand.

October 2  

       NBC-TV launches The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson. The opening music, "Johnny's Theme" is composed by Paul Anka.

October 3  

      Wanda Jackson is at the Chestnut Inn in Kansas City.

October 4  

       Ray Charles and the Raeletts are at the Cincinnati Music Hall.

October 5 

       Dave "Baby" Cortez headlines the Rocketship Revue are the Apollo Theater in New York  Other artists are Marvin Gaye, the Marvelettes, Martha and the
       Vandellas, the Radiants, the Fiestas and Jackie and the Starlites.

October 6  

        Little Richard arrived in England having sailed aboard the USS Rotterdam.  He choose sailing because of his fear of flying caused by an in flight incident in
        1957 during an Australian tour.  The earlier incident so tramitized Richard that he gave up his rock and roll career for the comfort of religion.

Octtober 7  

       Aretha Franklin and Ike and Tina Turner play the Castle Farms Club in Cincinnati. 

       Little Richard appears on the British variey televison program Thank Your Lucky Stars.

Early October   

Carl Perkins is playing to sold out clubs through out West Germany.

October 8  

        Little Richard begins his first tour of Great Britain with Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent serving as MC.

October 9  

        Brenda Lee appears on CBS-TV's Red Skelton Show. 

        Rick Nelson sings "Fools Rush In" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

October 10  

       Chris Montez makes his national television debut singing "Let's Dance" on American Bandstand.

October 11  

       The Everly Brothers are scheduled to arrive in England, but only Phil makes the Flight.  Don arrives the next dasy, but it is apparent to all that he is not
       physically well.

October 12  

       Don Everly collapses at a rehearsal at the Prince of Wales Theater in London and is rushed to the Charring Cross Hospital.  A few hours later he checks
       himself out.

October 13 

       Don Everly is admitted to the Middlesex Hospital.  Plans are made for him to return immediately to New York. The Press is informed he apparently had a
       reaction to medication he was taking. The tour does open tonight  at the Rince of Wales Theater with with Everly Brother's guitarist Joey Page filling in for Don.


T he Beach Boys appear at Hollywood's Pandora Box, a club designed exclusively for teens.

October 15  

       The Flamingos are at the Peppermint Lounge West.

October 16  

       Twelve year old Stevie Wonder makes his club debut at the Latin Quarter in Detroit.

October 19  

       James Brown and his revue are at the Apollo Theater in New York.

October 20  

       Roy Orbison is performing in Houston, Texas.

October 21 

       The Everly Brothers are at London's Palladium Theater.  England's Cliff Richard is on The Ed Sullivan Show.

October 22  

       Marvin Gaye makes his national television debut on American Bandstand. Gaye sings "Stubborn Kind of Fellow."

October 25  

       Ray Peterson sings "My Dad" on ABC-TV's Donna Reed Show" of which he is a regular cast member.

October 26 

       The First Motor Town Revue takes to the road for six weeks.  Unlike other rock and roll revues, the Motor Town Revue consists only of acts that record for
       various Motown labels.  Headlined by Mary Wells it features Martha and the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, the Countours, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder,
       the Supremes the Temptations and Sammy Ward.  The opening stop is the Howard Theater in Washington, DC.  Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are
       headling the Apollo Theater.  Boby Rydell is at the annual Miss Teenage American pageant in Dallas, Texas to crown the winner for the second year in a row. 
       Neil Sedaka is playing the Peppermint Lounge in Peoria, Illinois.

October 28  

        Little Richard may be listed as the headliner tonight at the Empire Theater in Liverpool

October 29  

        Jerry Lee Lewis is at the Peppermint Lounge West in Pittsburgh.

November 1  

        Little Richard and the Beatles go to Hamburg, but this is considered the Beatles first major concert in West Germany where they with appear for two weeks at
        the Star Club.

November 2  

       The Motor Town Revue begins five weeks of one nighters.  Chubby Checker demonstrates the "Limbo Rock" on American Bandstand.

November 5  

       Ray Charles and the Raeletts are at the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

November 9         

       Aretha Franklin Headlines the Reagal Theater in Chicago. 

        Dion sings "Love Came To Me" on American Bandstand.

November 11  

       Wanda Jackson is appearing this evening in San Antonio, Texas.  

       The Champs close their West coast tour in Seattle.

       Linda Scott is at Blinstrub's Supper Club in Boston.

November 13 

       England's Cliff Richard is on American Bandstand.

November 14  

       Cozy Cole leaves for a twenty week goodwill tour of Africa which is sponsored by the United State's State Department.  His performances will be in Senegal
       and Niger.


Freddy Cannon and Johnny Tillotson fly to London to film their cameo parts for the upcoming British film  Just For Fun.  

B. Bumble and the Stingers begin a British tour with a show tonight in Liverpool.

November 17  

       The Olympics, the Innocents and the Marketts perform at Morgan Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.

November 18  

       The Motor Town Revue is appearing tonight at the Capitol Arena in Washington, DC.

November 19 

       The Champs are at the Hi-Fi Club in Topeka, Kansas.

November 21 

       Porky Chadwick, Pittsburgh deejay, has another spectacular rock and roll show at the Syria Mosque Theater in Pittsburgh.  Appearing are Hank Ballard and
       the Midnighters, the Coasters, Jerry Butler, the Isley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Hughie Smith and the Clowns, the Majors, Shep and the Limelites, Maxine Brown,         the Olympics, Lou Christie, the Clovers, the Drifters and the Flamingos. 

       Gene Vincent begins another tour of England.

November 26  

       Ray Petersen sings "My Dad" on American Bandstand.  

       The Platters are on the late night Steve Allen Show.

November 29 

       Ray  Charles is at the Latin Casino in New Jersy.

November 30  

       Ben E. King is at the Town Hall in Brooklyn, New York. 

       Gene McDaniels is at the Twenty Grand Club in Detroit.

Late November  

Gene Chandler is in Chicago making appearances at record hops at Kevin Park School and Marshall High School. 

Bill Haley and His Comets return to Mexico for a three week tour.

December 1  

       The Motor Town Revue is playing the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis today.


        4   Bobby Rydell has a comedy role during his appearances tonight on the CBS-TV's Red Skelton Show.

December 7  

       The first Motor Town Revuse ends its tour with ten days at the Apollo Theater.

December 8  

       Bobby Fuller is at the McGhee Park Auditorium in Farmington, Texas.

December 10  

       Johnny Tillotson makes his debut as a nightclub performer at Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia.

December 14  

       Jerry Wallace is on American Bandstand today.

"Frogman" Henry is currently touring New Zealand.

December 16  

       Bob Dylan begins his first international tour in London.

December 17

       The Motor Town Revue makes its final stop in Pittsburgh.  

       Solomon Burke is at the Club Zanzibar in Pittsburgh.        

       LaVern Baker begins an engagment at the 40 Thieves Club in Bermuda.


The payola scandal comes to a quiet close as former New York deejay Alan Freed is only fined $300 and given a six month suspended sentence.  The orginal action from two years earlier listed twenty five individual counts of accepting bribes up to $2500.  Freed claims he is broke and the fine isn't paid until mid-Masrch 1963 when Freed reports that he has ben hired to assist Time Records as a A&R man.

December 18  

       Johnny and the Hurricanes are at the Star Club near Hamburg, Germany. Also appearing are the Beatles.

December 19  

       Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans sing "Zip-A-Do-Dah" on American Bandstand. 

       Dion is at the Diplomat Hotel in Miami Beach.

December 21  

       The Cookies sing "Chains" on American Bandstand.

December 23  

       The Brooklyn Fox Christmas show is headlined by Joey Dee and the Starliters.

December 26

      Ray Charles is at the Shrine Auditorium in :os Angeles. T he SRO crowd of 6.522 pays $26,300 to see him perform.

December 28  

       Mary Wells performs "Two Lovers" on American Bandstand.

December 30  

       The Ike and Tina Turner Revue is at the Coconut Grove Ballroom in Sacromento, California. 

       Fire destroys the $37,500 home of Brenda Lee and her parents in Nashville.  Brenda is slighty hurt attempting to rescue her poodle Cee Cee. The cause is
       attributed to faulty wiring.

December 31

       Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, the Counters, Mary Wells, the Miracles, the Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder are at the Michigan State Fair this
       New Year's Eve.