1961 – Elvis Presley performs his last live show for eight years at Block Arena in Pearl Harbor.
1961 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Surrender,” Elvis Presley. The song is based on the Italian song “Torna a Sorrento (Come Back to Sorrento),” which was written in 1911 by Ernesto and B.G. de Curtis.
1961 – The Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool at lunchtime. That night they perform twice: at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, and at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
1961 – The Everly Brothers had their third UK No.1 single with ‘Walk Right Back.’
1961 – Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis.