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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the final night of a week at the Surf Beach Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
The Art Pepper Quartet opens at The Surf Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Regents release Barbara-Ann on Columbia Records in the UK.
Surf music pioneer Dick Dale performs Let's Go Trippin' on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The song will come to be regarded as the first surf rock instrumental.
Popular radio deejay Murray The K (Murray Kauffmann) hosts a ten-day long seasonal spectacular at the Academy Of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Gary U.S. Bonds, Timi Yuro, Joey Dee, Bobby Lewis, The Isley Brothers, Jan And Dean, The Crystals, The Belmonts, The Vibrations and The Chantels. Today's show is headlined by Johnny Mathis.
Doo-wop group The Rivingtons release a new single, Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow, on Liberty Records in the USA. A subsequent 1963 hit, Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen, will be largely inspired by Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
The Beach Boys record County Fair, Moon Dawg, Cuckoo Clock and Heads You Win Tails I Lose, at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jan And Dean release a new single, My Favourite Dream, on Liberty Records in the USA.
The Beach Boys and Lesley Gore play in a live concert at NBC Television Studios, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is broadcast as a closed circuit television transmission to cinemas across the USA to an audience estimated at over 500,000 people. The Beatles first American concert, in Washington DC a month earlier, is also transmitted as part of the broadcast.
The Beach Boys are working on the song We'll Run Away at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the track Little Honda, and further material for their Christmas Album.
The Beach Boys record Frosty The Snowman and I'll Be Home For Christmas for their Christmas Album at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys are recording Frosty The Snowman and other tracks for their Christmas Album in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Half of the singles in the newly published Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA are by British acts. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - SINGLES CHART - July 4,1964
2. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
3. Memphis - Johnny Rivers
4. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry And The Pacemakers
5. People - Barbara Streisand
6. A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
7. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
8. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
9. Bad To Me - Billy J.Kramer And The Dakotas
10. Can't You See That She's Mine - The Dave Clark Five
The Beach Boys play at The Coconut Lounge, Lakewood Beach, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Also on the bill are Freddie Cannon, Jimmy Griffin and Lynn Easton And The Kingsmen.
The Beach Boys play at The Capitol Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Civic Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that Hite B. Morgan's Guild Music is suing Capitol Records for copyright infringement in respect of three Beach Boys songs, Surfin', Surfer Girl and Surfin' Safari.
The Beach Boys play in The KQV Shower of Stars No3, at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Penn Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, a much-loved cinema, closes after almost thirty years. It will, however, open again in 1966 as a venue for music concerts by artists as diverse ar Victor Borge, The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, Tommy James, and Al Hirt.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Los Angeles, California, USA, working on a version of the song I'm So Young. the song was first recorded in 1958 by Cincinnati r'n'b vocal group The Students.
The Beach Boys release a new EP, Four By The Beach Boys, in the USA on Capitol Records.
During a UK promotional trip, The Beach Boys are photographed outside EMI Headquarters in Manchester Square, London, posing beside a dragster.
Dance, Dance, Dance by The Beach Boys is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No57.
The Beach Boys record the tracks Salt Lake City and Let Him Run Wild in Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Tinker Field Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Beach Boys are recording Then I Kissed Her, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Murry Wilson, father of three members of The Beach Boys, writes a letter to them, criticising what he perceives to be their failures as men, and lambasting their mother Audree for 'trying to raise you boys almost like girls, just as she was raised by her mother'. Murray was also the group's manager in its early days.
FBI agents pay a visit to Wand Records in New York City, USA during their ongoing investigations into allegations of obscenity in the lyrics to the song Louie Louie by The Kingsmen.
The Beach Boys play at Reno Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Chad And Jeremy, The Kingsmen, The Zombies and The Searchers play the first of three nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Congressman Buchanan of Alabama, USA, speaking in The House Of Representatives, Washington DC, describes the recently broadcast CBS-tv music special It's What's Happening, Baby! as "disgraceful and disgusting". The show, partly funded by the US Office Of Economic Opportunity, featured performances by Jan And Dean, Martha And The Vandellas, Mary Wells, The Dave Clark Five, Gary Lewis And The Playboys, The Supremes, Tom Jones, Bill Cosby, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles, The Drifters, The Miracles, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, The Ronettes, Chuck Jackson, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers and Little Anthony And The Imperials
The Beach Boys play at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys have a recording session for the album Party!
The Beach Boys play at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A teen-oriented music movie The T.A.M.I. Show is released to theatres in Finland, Europe, featuring live performances by Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Miracles, The Supremes, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Barbarians, The Blossoms, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Jan And Dean, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas.
The Beach Boys play at Shinjuku Kousei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
The Wally Richardson Quartet record Surf Side Shuffle, E lbow Blues and Square Heels White Stockings, for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Turtles, The Regiment and The Bubble Gum Machine play at The Cheetah Club, 1106 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
The Beach Boys play at Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana play with new drummer Dave Grohl for the first time at The North Shore Surf Club, Olympia, Washington, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at Tollwood, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Brian Wilson plays at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Brian Wilson plays at The Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Oregon, USA.
The Wu-Tang Clan plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Wavves.
The Beach Boys (not including Brian Wilson), Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and The Lovin' Spoonful (not including John Sebastian) play at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York State, USA.
A.D.K.O.B., Ali Barter, Banoffee, Battles, Beach House, Big Scary, Blank Realm, CHVRCHES, DIIV, DMA's, East India Youth, FIDLAR, Flume, GoldLink, Grimes, HEALTH, Hermitude, High Tension, Hudson Mohawke, Japanese Wallpaper, METZ, Majical Cloudz, Methyl Ethel, Purity Ring, QT, Royal Headache, SOPHIE, Shamir, Silicon, Slum Sociable, The Internet, The Smith Street Band, Thundercat, Vince Staples and Violent Soho play at Laneway Festival, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.