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Apr 17
1960

Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the last night in a week of shows at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Hard bop saxophonist Jackie McLean records the album Capuchin Swing at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

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

Apr 17
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 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Ben E. King, The Clovers, Santo And Johnny, Robert And Johnny, Wade Flemons, The Olympics, Bobby Marchan and Etta James play the sixth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Jackie Wilson plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Fontainebleu in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Connie Francis continues with a week of shows at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Bobby Darin plays at The Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

The Emile Ford Show plays at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, starring Emile Ford and The Checkmates with Frank Ifield, Jimmy Lloyd, Alan Randall, The Frantic Freddie Lloyd Five, Kathy Kirby and Paul Beattie And The Beats. Emcee for the show is Norman Vaughan. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

When Elvis Presley attends the Easter Service at the First Assembly of God Church, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, his presence causes such a disturbance that he is obliged to leave. (1960)

Apr 17
1960

Eddie Cochran is killed in a car smash in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. Gene Vincent, in the same car, suffers minor injuries. (1960)