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Laugh Laugh by The Beau Brummels enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
Rod Stewart plays his first headlining gig at The Marquee, London, England, UK, supported by The Alex Harvey Soul Band.
Ella Fitzgerald plays at The Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Oscar Peterson Trio, Clark Terry and The Roy Eldridge Quartet.
Complaining of chest pains, British bandleader Jack Hylton is admitted to the London Clinic, London, UK. He will die three days later.
In an article in UK pop paper the NME (New Musical Express), Derek Johnson questions why there is so much miming on television pop shows.
The Rolling Stones play at The Capitol Theatre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
The Who play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Moody Blues play at Leeds University, Leeds, UK.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Soul Agents, whose vocalist is a young hopeful called Rod Stewart.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Hollies and Dave Berry, play at The Trocadero, Leicester, UK.
Phil Ochs plays the last of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Irish blues quartet Them, including vocalist Van Morrison, play in Nottingham, UK.
The Tamla Motown package tour featuring The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Miraclesand Martha And The Vandellas, plus UK band Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
La Luna y el Toro by Mikaela reaches No1 in the popular singles chart in Spain, Europe, for one week.
The Johnny "Hammond" Smith Quintet records The Stinger, There Is No Greater Love, Brother John, Cleopatra And The African Knight, You Don't Know What Love Is and Benny's Diggin', for Prestige Records at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Pre-production work for the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie and Johnny, begins at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Walker Brothers and Goldie And The Gingerbreads play at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK. The Walkers are deputising for The Kinks who dropped out of the tour after guitarist Dave Davies was injured in an onstage fight with drummer Mick Avory.
The Who play another show in their residency at the The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian Pop Singles chart with Crying In The Chapel.
The Fourmost play the third night in a week of cabaret appearances at The Flamingo, Darlington, UK.
Golden Earring play at Club 192, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe.
Duke Ellington performs Black - the first part of his jazz symphony Black, Brown and Beige - during a concert at The White House, Washington DC, USA.
The Yardbirds record a session for the BBC radio show Top Gear at Aeolian Hall, London, England, UK.
Solomon Burke records Only Love Can Save Me Now, Someone Is Watching and When You Got Love in Atlantic Studios, 11 West 60th Street, New York City, USA.
Lou Goldberg of The William Morris Agency of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, writes to Joe Small of Admiral Picures, returning to him a cheque in the value of $980.50. The cheque releates to transportation costs for Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker has told Goldberg to return it to Admiral Pictures.
I Want Candy by The Strangeloves enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11.
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Adam Faith plays at The Tower Club, Warrington, England, UK.
At Goldstar Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Cher records a version of I Go To Sleep, written by Ray Davies of The Kinks, for Imperial Records.
The Who play at The Marquee, London, England, UK.
Buck Owens records Here Comes Santa Claus Again, Jingle Bells, Blue Christmas Lights and other tracks, in his second recording session for the album Christmas With Buck Owens And His Buckaroos in Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Fred Hughes performing Love Me Baby and Les Sultans performing This Could Be The Last Time.
Roy Orbison plays in The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
In Detroit, Michigan, USA, at the funeral of his sister-in-law, Loucye Gordy Wakefield, Marvin Gaye sings His Eye Is On The Sparrow.
The Easybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK.
The front page headline feature in today's edition of music trade magazine Billboard in the USA is about the increasing popularity of 'protest music', with politically-oriented songs such as Eve Of Destruction and Home Of The Brave doing well in the charts, while artists including Bob Dylan and Sonny And Cher are exploring socially-relevant topics in their music.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos record Sam's Place, A Heart Of Glass, I'll Love You Forever And Ever and I'm Layin' It On The Line, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single I Got You Babe by Sonny And Cher.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Ride Away by Roy Orbison, entering at No59.
After a Rick And The Ravens recording session at World Pacific Jazz studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, that group falls apart. With the addition of guitarist Robby Krieger, they evolve into The Doors.
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The Spencer Davis group plays at The Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex, England, UK.
Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela are playing at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Co-op Hall, Gravesend, England, UK.
The Stormsville Shakers play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Seeds record Pushin' Too Hard, Nobody Spoil My Fun and Out Of The Question, in Western Recorders studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sonny And Cher record But You're Mine and Hello for Atco Records at Gold Star Recording Studios, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Today's edition of tv show Shindig, in the USA, features The Yardbirds, Pretty Things, Jerry Lee Lewis, and, er, Raquel Welch performing Dancing In the Street.
The Rolling Stones album Out Of Our Heads is released on Decca Records in the UK.
The Great Society perform at the opening of the Coffee Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA. Band members include Darby, Jerry and Grace Slick, the last of whom will become the vocalist for Jefferson Airplane.
London's most prestigious store, Harrods, is closed to the public for two hours to enable The Beatles to do their Christmas shopping.