Wednesday. New Year's Day.
- The first ever edition of Top of the Pops is broadcast live from the BBC TV Manchester studios. The show is introduced by Jimmy Savile & Alan Freeman. Radio Times billed the show as "A new look at Britain's best-sellers. Discs - Artists - News from this week's Top Twenty."
Top of the Pops
BBC TV 6.35 pm
- (5) Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You
- (13) The Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man
- (6) Gene Pitney – 24 Hours From Tulsa (Crowd Dancing)
- (2) Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over
- (New) Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Wishing Well (Video)
- (12) Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Don’t Talk To Him (Video)
- (21) The Hollies – Stay
- (3) The Beatles – She Loves You (and charts)
- (10) Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake
- (4) Freddie & The Dreamers – You Were Made For Me
- (1) The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand (Video)
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