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60s Beat

The Beatles perform at Lathom Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles plus Gerry and the Pacemakers play at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, during an all-night session.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans) play at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers headline the evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles buys a racehorse, Drake's Drum, at a cost of
Liverpool-based band The Hideaways play a gig in Edinburgh, Scotland, for local promoter Luna Enterprises.
The Animals begin their first tour of North America at The Norfolk City Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, with Gene Vincent. During the day, The Animals hold a press conference at The Golden Triangle hotel.
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The Mark Four play at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, UK.
John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles go to see Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the fourth of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK.
The Times reports that 1,250,000 shares in The Beatles' music publishing company Northern Songs will shortly be issued for sale, and that the company is predicting a profit of £550,000 for the year.
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The Who play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Moody Blues play two gigs in one day, first at The Pier, Cleethorpes, UK, and then at The Drill Hall, Scunthorpe.
The Moody Blues play at The Silver Beat Club, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Who play at The Top Twenty Club in Neeld Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.
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The Cymerons play at Mecca Dancing, The Carlton, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK.
During a European tour, The Beatles play at The Palais Des Expositions, Nice, France.
The Who, The Eyes Of Blue and The Iveys play at The Ritz Entertainments Club, Skewen, South Wales, UK. The Ivey will find greater success after changing their name to Badfinger.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
It is reported in UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] that drummer John McAuley has left Them, and has been replaced by Terry Noon.
The Pretty Things play in The Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, England, UK.
Herman's Hermits arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, to play a concert.
The Hollies appear on the BBC Light Programme radio Show This Must Be The Place in the UK.
The Searchers, Anita Harris and Jackie Lee appear on UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
It is reported that Allen Klein, manager of The Rolling Stones, has been charged with over $8,000-worth of tax evasion.
The Kinks latest single, Sunny Afternoon, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No14.
The Walker Brothers, The Troggs and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich, begin a UK tour at The Granada, East Ham, London, UK.
Flutes, trumpets, piccolos and a flugelhorn are overdubbed onto The Beatles' song Penny Lane at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK newspaper The Sunday Express reveals that The Beatles' former drummer Pete Best is now earning £18 a week, working in a bakery.
The Zombies record a live session for The David Symonds Show at BBC Studio 4, Maida Vale, London, UK.
Herman's Hermits are live guests on the BBC Radio One show Pop North in the UK.
The Equals begin a six day visit to Belgium, Europe.
Status Quo and Manfred Mann perform live on weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
The Beatles album, The Beatles Again, is released in France, Europe, on Apple Records.
David Bowie releases his new album, The Man Who Sold The World, in the UK.
Ringo Starr, former drummer of The Beatles, films a T.Rex concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK, which will become part of the movie Born To Boogie. Support band for the gig is Quiver.films a T.Rex concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, UK, which will become part of the movie Born To Boogie. Support band for the gig is Quiver.
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On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at The King's Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney and his family touch down at Metropolitan Airport, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at the start of a six week stay on a farm in the neighbouring town of Lebanon. The farm is owned by songwriter Curly Putman Jr, and the McCartneys' time spent there will inspire Paul to write the hit single Junior's Farm.
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The Kinks, Wishbone Ash, Nine Below Zero, .38 Special, The Enid, The Thompson Twins, Reluctant Stereotypes, Afraid Of Mice, Andy Allan's Future, The Desperadoes and Greg Lake play on the last day of the three-day long Reading Rock Festival '81 at Reading, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Gildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
On his Sound And Vision Tour, David Bowie plays at Docklands Arena, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones open their Urban Jungle European tour with the first of three nights at Stadion Feijenoord (aka De Kuip), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Europe.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Ozzy's response, on hearing of the diagnosis, is to swallow a handful of pills and wash them down with vodka.
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The Rolling Stones, supported by Beck, play at Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Rolling Stones play a 'secret gig' at the 700-capacity Echoplex club, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show was announced on Twitter earlier in the day, tickets, at $20 a person, went on sale 30 minutes later and were allocated by a random lottery among the 2,000 people who showed up at The El Rey theatre to claim them.
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