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Apr 23
1960

Harry Archer, bandleader and Broadway composer, dies in New York City, USA. His best-known songs include I Love You, White Sails, Alone in My Dreams, You Know I Know and On A Desert Isle. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA. (1960)


Apr 23
1960

Percy Faith's instrumental Theme From A Summer Place begins the last of eight weeks at No1 in the USA. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

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

Apr 23
1960

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

Apr 23
1960

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers with Buddy Rich play at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

Dion And The Belmonts play at The Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

The Skyliners play the second of three nights at Spatz's Show Lounge, Hamilton, Ohio, USA. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

Gene McDaniels plays the second night of a four week season at Ye little Club, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

Paul Anka stars on US tv's Dick Clark Show. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

A new Jack Good-produced pop show, Wham!, starts on UK tv. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

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

Apr 23
1960

Recording of the BBC tv series The Perry Como Music Hall comes to an end in London, UK. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

For the first of two nights, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, later to find fame with The Beatles, perform an acoustic set at the Fox and Hounds, Caversham, UK, under the name The Nerk Twins. (1960)

Apr 23
1960

Steve Clark, later to play guitar for Def Leppard, is born in Sheffield, UK. (1960)