Daily Events - 1962

Jan 1  The Twisters appear on the New Year's edition of American Bandstand.

Jan 2   Joey Dee and the Starliters are at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles for three weeks.

Jan 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 30.

Jan 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.

Jan 12   Brook Benton starts a week at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

Jan 13   Bobby Vee hosts a March of Dimes benefit performance in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jan 15   The Shirelles sing "Baby It's You" on American Bandstand.

Mid-January   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.

Jan 16   Gene Pitney sings "Town Without Pity" on American Bandstand.

Jan 17   Brenda Lee is in Belgium.

Jan 21   Jackie Wilson performs "My Heart Belongs To Only You" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Jan 27   Chubby Checker is the headeliner 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.

Jan 28   Johnny Tillotson leaves to tour the Far East.  Del Shannon begins a two week tour of Japan.

Jan 30   In Indianapolis all charges against Ray Charles are dropped.   The judge ruled the search of Charles' hotel room violated his Constitutional rights. T he action took five minutes.

Late January  Bobby Vee begins a two month European tour.

Feb 1   Don and Juan visit American Bandstand and sing "What's Your Name."

Feb 2   LaVern Baker begins a seventeen day tour of U.S. military bases in Europe.

Feb 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.

Feb 8   The Angels sing "Cry, Baby Cry" on American Bandstand.

Feb 12   Brenda Lee performs "Break It To Me Gently" on American Bandstand.  Aretha Franklin opens at the Showboat Bar in Philadelphia.

Feb 13   Don Everly marries Venetia Stevenson in the Chapel at Camp Pendleton.

Mid-February   Chuby 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.

Feb 16   Paul Anka begins his first World Tour.

Feb 18   Dressed in Marine Uniforms, the Everly Brothers use a leave to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and sing "Crying In the Rain."

Feb 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, Indiana.

Feb 20   Joey Dee and the Starliters guest on American Bandstand and sing "Peppermint Twist" and "Hey, Let's Twist."

Feb 23   Brenda Lee is a subject of a one hour show on the Canadian Broadcasting System.

Feb 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.

Mar 1   Donnie Brooks opens at the Mapes Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

March 2   Jackie Wilson starts aweek 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.

Mid-March   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.

Mid-April  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.

Mid-May   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  J ackie 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.

Jun 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 Ozie 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 13   Linda Scott leaves for a tour of New Zealand..

June 14   While in the hospital in Camden, New Jersey,  Brenda Le 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.

Mid-June   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.

Jun 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.

June 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."

Jul 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.

Mid-July   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."

Mid-August   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 20   The Everly Brothers are Freedomland Park in the Bronx, New York.

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 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. J ocko'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.

Sept 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.

Sept 8  Dion begins his tour of England.

Sept 10 The Zanzibar, a new nightclub in Philadelphia, opens with the Coasters, the Counters and Aretha Franklin performing for two weeks.

Sept 11   The Majors perform "Wonderful Dream" on American Bandstand.

Sep 12   Ray Charles is at the Pittsburgh Civic Auditorium.

Sept 13   Lloyd Price opens at Sciolla's Club in Pittsburgh.

Sept 14   Ben E. King opens his tour of the Caribbean with a show in the Dominican Republic.

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

Sept 18   Dicky Lee sings "Patches" on American Bandstand.

Sept 20   Bobby Darin is paid $16000 for four nights at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Los Angeles.

Sept 22  The Four Seasons stop by American Bandstand to receive a gold record for "Sherry."

Sept 24   The Sensations, Etta James and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are this week's entertainment at the Zanzibar Club in Pittsburgh

Sept 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.

Oct 2   NBC-TV launches The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson. The opening music, "Johnny's Theme" is composed by Paul Anka.

Oct 3   Wanda Jackson is at the Chestnut Inn in Kansas City.

Oct 4   Ray Charles and the Raeletts are at the Cincinnati Music Hall.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 8   Little Richard begins his first tour of Great Britain with Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent serving as MC.

Oct 9   Brenda Lee appears on CBS-TV's Red Skelton Show.  Rick Nelson sings "Fools Rush In" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Oct 10   Chris Montez makes his national television debut singing "Let's Dance" on American Bandstand.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

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

Oct 15   The Flamingos are at the Peppermint Lounge West.

Oct 16   Twelve year old Stevie Wonder makes his club debut at the Latin Quarter in Detroit.

Oct 19   James Brown and his revue are at the Apollo Theater in New York.

Oct 20   Roy Orbison is performing in Houston, Texas.

Oct 21  The Everly Brothers are at London's Palladium Theater.  England's Cliff Richard is on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Oct 22   Marvin Gaye makes his national television debut on American Bandstand. Gaye sings "Stubborn Kind of Fellow."

Oct 25   Ray Peterson sings "My Dad" on ABC-TV's Donna Reed Show" of which he is a regular cast member.

Oct 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.

Oct 28   Little Richard may be listed as the headliner tonight at the Empire Theater in Liverpool

Oct 29   Jerry Lee Lewis is at the Peppermint Lounge West in Pittsburgh.

Nov 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.

Nov 2   The Motor Town Revue begins five weeks of one nighters.  Chubby Checker demonstrates the "Limbo Rock" on American Bandstand.

Nov 5   Ray Charles and the Raeletts are at the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Nov 9   Aretha Franklin Headlines the Reagal Theater in Chicago.  Dion sings "Love Came To Me" on American Bandstand.

Nov 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.

Nov 13  England's Cliff Richard is on American Bandstand.

Nov 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.

Mid-November   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.

Nov 17   The Olympics, the Innocents and the Marketts perform at Morgan Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.

Nov 18   The Motor Town Revue is appearing tonight at the Capitol Arena in Washington, DC.

Nov 19  The Champs are at the Hi-Fi Club in Topeka, Kansas.

Nov 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.

Nov 26   Ray Petersen sings "My Dad" on American Bandstand.   The Platters are on the late night Steve Allen Show.

Nov 29  Ray  Charles is at the Latin Casino in New Jersy.

Nov 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.

Dec 1   The Motor Town Revue is playing the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis today.

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

Dec 7   The first Motor Town Revuse ends its tour with ten days at the Apollo Theater.

Dec 8   Bobby Fuller is at the McGhee Park Auditorium in Farmington, Texas.

Dec 10   Johnny Tillotson makes his debut as a nightclub performer at Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia.

Dec 14   Jerry Wallace is on American Bandstand today.

Mid-December  The Tokens on their way to Rome stop in London to do several television appearances.  Bo Diddley is at the Cadillac Club In Memphis.  Also in Memphis, the annual Christmas charity benefit features Bil Black's Combo, Charlie Rich and Willie Mitchell.  Clarence "Frogman" Henry is currently touring New Zealand.

Dec 16   Bob Dylan begins his first international tour in London.

Dec 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.

Mid-Dec  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.

Dec 18   Johnny and the Hurricanes are at the Star Club near Hamburg, Germany.  Also appearing are the Beatles.

Dec 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.

Dec 21   The Cookies sing "Chains" on American Bandstand.

Dec 23   The Brooklyn Fox Christmas show is headlined by Joey Dee and the Starliters.

Dec 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.

Dec 28   Mary Wells performs "Two Lovers" on American Bandstand.

Dec 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.

Dec 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.