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The dedication ceremony for the new Winchester Cathedral is carried out in Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK, by Bishop Walkelin, the first Norman bishop of Winchester. There had been an earlier cathedral in Winchester since 642AD, but it is the new cathedral which will inspire the 1966 international hit single Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
Trad jazz trumpeter Rod Mason is born in Plymouth, Devon, England, UK. As well as leading his own group, Mason will perform with the who's who of British trad including Cy Laurie (1959), Monty Sunshine (1962-66), Acker Bilk (1970-71), The Dutch Swing College Band (mid-1980's) and Chris Barber.
Bobby Del Din, first tenor of r'n'b vocal group The Earls, is born. The Earls are best-remembered for their 1963 hit Remember Then.
Romeo Challenger is born in St John's, Antigua, West Indies. He will find success as drummer with the bands Black Widow and Showaddywaddy.
Mr Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. On the same day they also play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon.
The House of Commons Marimba String Quartet play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Ray River Jazz Band play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
A Trad Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, attracts 15,000 fans.
The Temperance Seven play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Grant Green Quartet record Love Walked In, I Remember You, I'll Remember April, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
UK music weekly Melody Maker carries a front page story that trombonist Ian Menzies has quit top trad jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers.
Granada tv broadcasts a (pre-recorded) show called Trad With A Twist, featuring Chubby Checker plus the jazz bands of Ronnie Scott, Terry Lightfoot, Chris Barber, The Back O'Town Syncopators and The Original Downtown Syncopators. The show attempt to fuse trad jazz with the current vogue for dancing The Twist.
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.
Ian Whitcomb releases the single You Turn Me On, in the USA.
Ian Whitcomb records N-N-Nervous at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His session band includes James Burton on guitar, Jim Horn on Sax, Delaney Bramlett on bass and Mickey Conway on drums. Despite the success of Whitcomb's previous disc, You Turn Me On, this one will bomb.
The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, sponsored by KFWB Radio, also features Sam the Sham, The Byrds, Donna Loren, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Sonny And Cher, Dino, Desi And Billy, The Kinks and Ian Whitcomb.
The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Jan And Dean, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs and Ian Whitcomb play in Seattle, Washington, USA. When Jan Berry of Jan And Dean is refused entrance to the venue by a security man who does not recognise him, Berry hits him.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Mel Carter performing When A Boy Falls In Love and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; and Ian Whitcomb performing You Turn Me On.
Peter And Gordon, Tom Jones, Ian Whitcomb, The Shirelles, Them and others play the second of two nights in the Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band reaches No1 in the Cash Box chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Moby Grape record Just Like Gene Autry : A Foxtrot, in New York City, USA, for their Columbia Records album Wow! When the track, a 1930s jazz pastiche, appears on the album, it is recorded at 78rpm, and thus requires listeners to change the speed setting on their record players from 33.3rpm to 78rpm in order to hear it at the correct speed.
Tiny Tim plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, to an audience including members of The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Tiny Tim plays at The Cavendish Club, Sheffield, UK.
Tiny Tim plays at The Cavendish Club, Sheffield, UK.
Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
A busy day in New York City. The big event of the day is at Madison Square Garden, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono play at the One On One Benefit for Willowbank Hospital, supported by Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Sha Na Na and Elephant's Memory. One the same day, however, The Kinks play in Central Park and Fleetwood Mac play in Gaelic Park. At club level, Jackson Browne and David Blue play the first of six nights at the Bitter End, while Bruce Springsteen plays at Max's Kansas City.
Showaddywaddy play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Showaddywaddy play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, supported by Roman Holiday.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Empire Theatre, Sunderland, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Gildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
While playing at a gala benefit in The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Tiny Tim suffers his second heart attack on stage and he dies shortly after at the Hennepin County Medical Center. His remains are entombed in a mausoleum in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Cranes hoist Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's gaudy Pontiac and Nudie's business sign onto the third floor of the new 130,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, before the last wall is sealed.
According to a report released today, more songs - over 220 - have been written about Elvis Presley than about any other artist.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Dome, Doncaster, UK.
A house in the Dingle area of Liverpool, England, UK, in which Ringo Starr of The Beatles grew up, is saved from the bulldozers. The house had been scheduled for demolition as part of a regeneration scheme.
The Rex acoustic guitar on which Paul McCartney of The Beatles learned his first chords is sold for
The Solid Silver 60s Show, featuring The Searchers, Wayne Fontana, The Merseybeats and John Walker, formerly of The Walker Brothers, plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Heritage Toronto unveils its first commemorative plaque celebrating the Yorkville, Toronto, Canada, music scene. The first plaque is placed at "the birthplace of Canadian song", the Riverboat Coffeehouse at 134 Yorkville Avenue. Opened in 1964, The Riverboat was the best-known coffeehouse in Canada, hosting gigs by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and countless others.
Frank Ocean's debut EP, Nostalgia Ultra, is released to iTunes via Def Jam.
On the Superstars Of Soul nostalgia tour, Ben E. King and Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Phil Collins announces that he is donating his collection of artefacts connected with the 1836 Battle Of The Alamo to the official Alamo Museum in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Punk Show, an exhibition featuring photographs of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Billy Idol, The Ramones and more, opens at Rockarchive Gallery, Islington, London, England, UK.
Kid Rock releases a new single, First Kiss, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The newly established Patsy Cline Museum, located on the second floor of The Johnny Cash Museum building at 119 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, opens to the public.
Their Mortal Remains, an exhibition of Pink Floyd-related memorabilia and artefacts opens at The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, England, UK, Europe. The exhibition is scheduled to run until October 1.