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The Virginia Minstrels, led by blackface musician Billy Whitlock, the self-styled 'King Of Banjo Players', leave the USA en route for Liverpool, UK, where they plan to begin a tour of The British Isles.
Singing group The Five Skyliners begin a week of shows as part of a variety programme at The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at the Granada, Dartford, UK.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at The Granada, Grantham, England, UK, Europe.
The highest new entry in the UK's Record Retailer hit singles chart is Starry Eyed by Michael Holliday, entering at No14.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play the first of three Sunday night engagements at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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John Lennon of The Beatles publishes his first article, under the pen-name Beatcomber, in Mersey Beat magazine, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. In the same issue, local DJ Bob Wooler's regular column refers to The Beatles as "a unique fusion of talent".
Frankie Vaughan and The King Brothers play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
In Liverpool, UK, at the home of drummer Pete Best, The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein. Later that same day, they play at The Cavern Club, along with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans], play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Swinging Blue Genes [ater to find fame as the Swinging Blue Jeans] play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles, with session drummer Andy White standing in for Ringo Starr, record Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, under the watchful eye of producer George Martin at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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The Beatles Christmas Show continues at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Dusty Springfield plays a ballroom date in Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles make their first Top 50 singles chart entry in the USA, when I Want To Hold Your Hand enters at No45.
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A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Anyone Who Had A Heart by Cilla Black.
All My Loving by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe.
The Kinks play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
German rock band The Rattles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Wax replicas of The Beatles are put on display at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, London, UK.
The first Longleat pop festival takes place at Longleat House, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, headlined by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, supported by local band Tony And The Richelles.
A new album by The Beatles, entitled Long Tall Sally, is released by Capitol Records in Canada only.
Ringo Starr, now recovered from exhaustion, re-joins The Beatles in Australia in time for the first of three nights at The Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne.
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The Beatles play the second of three nights at The Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
An interview with John Lennon of The Beatles, filmed a week earlier in Cannes, France, Europe, is broadcast on The Merv Griffin Show in the USA.
The Big Three play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK.
The Nashville Teens play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK.
Liverpool band The Searchers begin a fourteen day tour of Israel.
The Beatles release a new EP including the tracks Help!, Ticket To Ride, I'm Down and Dizzy Miss Lizzy in Japan on Odeon Records.
The Beatles release a new single, Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane, in the USA.
The Beatles start work on John Lennon's song Across The Universe in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Top Ten Singles in New Zealand on this date are :

1. Daydream Believer - The Monkees

2. Hello Goodbye … The Beatles

3. She's A Rainbow … Rolling Stones

4. World … The Bee Gees

5. Dear Eloise … The Hollies

6. Tin Soldier … Small Faces

7. Kitty … Cat Stevens

8. Love Is All Around … The Troggs

9. Neon Rainbow … The Box Tops

10. Sons And Lovers … Paul Jones

Ringo Starr of The Beatles is rushed to hospital with intestinal trouble after being taken ill at his home in Weybridge, UK.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles and his wife Linda are featured on the cover of Life magazine.
Three members of Badfinger play for the press at The Odeon, Haymarket, London, UK.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a peace press conference at the New Experimental College at Skomum Bjerg, Thy Thisted, North Jutland, Denmark, Europe.
The Beatles record a version of the old Shadows hit F.B.I. at Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK.
Echo and the Bunnymen record a live session for BBC Radio 1's The John Peel Show at Maida Vale Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Crass play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, UK.
Bob Dylan spends the third of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
When Beth Orton plays at The University, Exeter, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) presides over the first day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at Rio Tinto Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at The House Of Blues, Anaheim, California, USA.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.