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60s Beat

John Chambers is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Known to friends as Paddy, he will become the lead guitarist in Paddy, Klaus and Gibson, a 60s beat trio popular enough to be signed up by Brian Epstein.
The Beatles play the fifth night of a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Denny Laine And The Diplomats play at The Bull's Head, Yardley, UK.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes begin a four-day tour of Scotland.
When The Beatles play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, Joan Baez pops in to visit them backstage. Support acts are Jackie De Shannon and The Exciters.
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On the recently introduced Wednesday Night Beat Session, The Kinks headline the 100 Club in London, UK, supported by Danny And The Torinos.
The Soul Agents play at The Imperial Ballroom, Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on guitar, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Moody Blues play at Battersea College of Technology, Battersea, London, UK.
The Pretty Things play in Hendon, Barnet, near London, UK.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the Town Hall, East Ham, UK.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, 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 first of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Leeds, UK.
Another Beatles Christmas Show, starring The Beatles, continues at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK. Also on the bill are Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, Elkie Brooks, The Yardbirds and The Mike Cotton Sound.
The Kinks fly back to London, UK, from Marseille, France, Europe, where they have been pre-recording a French tv show appearance.
Them play at The Agincourt, Camberley, UK.
The Rolling Stones fly from New Zealand, Oceania, to Melbourne, Australia, for more live dates.
The Rolling Stones play at The Capitol Theatre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
The Beatles complete filming for their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are on Paradise Island, filming continuity shots.
P.J. Proby plays the second of two nights at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK, supported by The Fourmost and The Artwoods.
Manfred Mann spend the second of three days recording Oh No Not My Baby at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Pete Quaife of The Kinks collapses in a cinema in Muswell Hill, London, UK, and is taken to hospital, where he has stitches to a head wound. Four concert dates are cancelled.
Ray Davies of The Kinks files papers to create Ray Davies (Entertainment) Ltd., which will manage his songwriting income, not only from Kinks releases but from an increasing number of other artists. In the evening a launch party is held for The Honeycombs' latest single, a cover of the Ray Davies composition Something Better Beginning.
The Who play at Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, London, England, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Yardbirds, featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Troggs.
The Beatles play two shows on the first of two days at The Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy, Europe. Playwright Noel Coward attends the second show. Their manager, Brian Epstein, disappears without warning from the touring party, and does not reappear until the tour reaches Madrid, Spain, five days later.
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles' acceptance speech from the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony two days earlier, is broadcast in the UK by Rediffusion TV, in the programme Pick Of The Songs.
The Beatles single, Help!, is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon Records.
The Rolling Stones attend the annual meeting of Rolling Stones Ltd, in London, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Lulu plays at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK.
Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington D.C., USA, supported by San Francisco band Natty Bumpo. In the audience are Pete Townshend of The Who, and Nils Lofgren.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein dies of a drug overdose in bed at his home in Chapel Street, Belgravia, London, UK.
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Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds play at The Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe, supported by Jo Jo Gunne.
Plastic Penny play at The Tabernacle, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
The Who release their rock opera album, Tommy, in the UK, Europe.
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The Rolling Stones begin a $29m legal suit against former manager Allen Klein, claiming that he had failed to properly represent the band’s interests.
The Paul McCartney And Wings album Band On The Run is released on Apple Records in the USA.
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The first Rock In Rio Festival, featuring Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Yes and Iron Maiden is claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The event hosts 1,380,000 people over the course of ten days.
Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Cliff Richard, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Status Quo and Elton John play in a charity show at Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The event is a Knebworth Festival-benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center and the BPI's Brit School for the Performing Arts.
The Best - a prog-rock supergroup featuring Keith Emerson, Joe Walsh, John Entwistle, Jeff Baxter and Simon Phillips - play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia. the show is filmed and will be released as a DVD entitled The Best - Live In Yokohama.
Ringo Starr is awarded a star when he attends 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, USA. Also in attendance are Ben Harper, Don Was, Joe Walsh and Barbara Bach.
Former REM singer Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan and Ann Wilson of Heart take part in the first of two David Bowie Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
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On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.