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The Beatles play the tenth night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Mark Wynter, The Mojos and The Hollies play at The ABC Cinema, Huddersfield, UK.
Polydor Records in the UK release two old recordings by The Beatles, Aint She Sweet/If You Love Me Baby, in the UK as a single.
The Rolling Stones, The Chiffons, Bobby Vee, Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Comstock play in Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, It's All Over Now, on Decca Records in the UK. The song is written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, and was first released by The Valentinos.
The Animals, with producer Mickie Most, record fifteen tracks for EMI Records in London, UK, twelve of which will appear on their debut album.
Bob Dylan turns The Beatles on to marijuana in the Delmonico Hotel, New York City, USA.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers appear on UK tv show Club Night.
A world record fee of $150,000 is paid for The Beatles' live show at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The money is paid by baseball team owner Charles Finley, whose daughter is a Beatles fan and he wants to be certain that she will have the opportunity to see them.
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The Yardbirds, including Eric Clapton on guitar, play at The Sunderland Empire, Sunderland, UK.
The Beatles UK fan club announces that it now has 65,000 members.
Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Palais, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
The Animals' fourth single, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No3. The song had originally been recorded by Nina Simone.
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The Rolling Stones appear on UK tv's Eamonn Andrews Show at the ABC tv studios, Teddington, Middlesex, UK.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at the ABC, Stockton, UK.
The Kinks, The Rockin' Berries and Goldie And The Gingerbreads play another show on their 21 date UK tour in Aldershot, England.
Brian Auger And The Trinity play at The Community Centre, Woodford, England, UK.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Kinks play at The Palais, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Billy J. Kramer plays at The North Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver are playing during a season at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
At the International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, The Beatles' film Help! wins the Grand Prix, while its director, Richard Lester, is awarded the Best Director prize.
The Searchers, Anita Harris and Jackie Lee appear on UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Tomorrow record My White Bicycle at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK.
A feature in Time magazine in the USA examines the phenomenon now being called The Generation Gap, declaring, "The young have already staked out their own mini society, a congruent culture that has both alarmed their elders and, stylistically at least, left an irresistible impression on them."
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles appears on a regional tv special, Scene Special – It's So Far Out It's Straight Down, speaking about the underground scene in the UK.
The Alan Price Set plays on the BBC tv show Whistle Stop in the UK. The show is hosted by Roger Whittaker.
Following the previous day's two shows at Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania, The Who, Small Faces and Paul Jones return to Sydney and check in at the Sheraton Hotel.
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The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Excel Club, Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
Grapefruit appear on the BBC1 tv show Dee Time in the UK.
The Beatles continue work on Let It Be and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie wins first prize for Best Produced Record, by performing When I Live My Dream, at the Carosello Internaziale del Disco, in The Teatro Premio, Pistoria, Italy, Europe.
First of three days of the Hollywood Rock Music Festival, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK. Act appearing over the next three days will include The Grateful Dead, Mungo Jerry, Jose Feliciano, Black Sabbath, Traffic, Ginger Baker’s Airforce, Tony Joe White and deejay John Peel.
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Having completed recording the album Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings fly back from Lagos, Africa, to London, England, UK.
The Who begin a period of sustained touring with the first of two consecutive nights at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
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Status Quo play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by the Neville Brothers.
The Rolling Stones play at Stadion Mungersdorf, Cologne, Germany, Europe, supported by Die Toten Hosen and Gun.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Memorial Stadium, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
It is reported that several music stars have contributed funds to help Motown star Mary Wells cover the costs of her recent throat surgery at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA. Diana Ross has contributed $15,000, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen $10,000 each and The Temptations $5,000.
On his Sound + Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Bandleader and tv presenter Jools Holland marries his girlfriend of fifteen years, Christabel McEwen, at St James's Church, near Rochester, Europe, UK. Guests include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lulu, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ade Edmondson and film director Tim Pope.
The Rolling Stones play at The Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
David Bowie releases his 24th album, The Next Day, on ISO Records in Japan, Asia.
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