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Apr 21
1960

The album Heavenly by Johnny Mathis is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

The album More Sing Along With Mitch by Mitch Miller is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

The King Curtis Quintet records Little Brother Soul, In A Funky Groove, Da Du Dah and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

The Kingston Trio record Colorado Trail, Buddy Better Get On Down The Line and Coast Of California for Capitol Records in the USA. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

The Joe Harriott Quintet records Liggin', Southern Horizons, You Go To My Head and Tuesday Morning Swing for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Described as 'the single most influential person' in the pop music industry, Dick Clark testifies to the US Congressional Committee investigating payola. Despite admitting that he had a financial interest in many of the records he played on his tv show, American Bandstand, he is told by chairman Oren Harris, 'You're not the inventor of the system, or even its architect. You're a product of it. Obviously, you're a fine young man.' (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Elvis Presley begins rehearsals for the movie G.I. Blues in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Ray Charles plays the third of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Marv Johnson and Betty Carter. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Brook Benton, Dinah Washington and Dion And The Belmonts play the seventh of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

The Biggest Show Of Stars For 60, featuring Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Sammy Turner, Jimmy Jones, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker and Jimmy Reed, plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Destined to become Holland's most popular radio station, Radio Veronica begins transmitting pop and light music on 186 mtrs in the medium wave from the former light vessel Borkum Riff, anchored 4 miles off the coast of Scheveningen. (1960)

Apr 21
1960

Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fourth of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK. (1960)