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Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders appear on UK radio show Saturday Club, with Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, The Barron Knights and Marty Wilde.
Peter And Gordon fly from London, UK, to South Africa for concerts, amidst harsh criticism from the British Musicians' Union.
The Dave Clark Five appear on UK tv show The Five O'Clock Club.
Marvin Gaye continues recording of Your Unchanging Love for Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play at The Century Theatre, Newcastle, Australia.
The Who play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK, and are also heard on the radio show Ready, Steady, Radio!.
The Yardbirds appear in tv pop show That's For Me, presented by Anne Nightingale on Rediffusion tv in the UK.
The Dave Clark Five begin filming Catch Us If You Can, their first movie, in London, UK.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter J.B. Lenoir records the LP Alabama Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Del Shannon, The Shangri-Las, Wayne Fontana and Herman's Hermits play at The Capitol, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The Four Pennies appear on UK tv show Scene At 6.30.
The Righteous Brothers release a new single, Bring Your Love To Me, in the UK.
Tom Jones and The Ivy League appear on UK tv show Discs A Go-Go.
Country vocalist Connie Smith records Senses and I Can't Remember at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brian Wilson is working on a Beach Boys album track, Help Me Rhonda, at Western Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. On this day he oversees the group making final vocal and instrumental overdubs.
A 17-day Australian tour, featuring Gene Pitney, Cilla Black and Freddie And The Dreamers, comes to an end.
A new musical revue, The Decline And Fall Of The Entire World As Seen Through The Eyes Of Cole Porter, opens at The Square East Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 273 performances.
Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life magazine in the USA.
Country music guitarist and singer/songwriter Elton Britt records Heart Of A Clown, Bluebird Yodel, New Freight Train Blues, The Singing Hills and other tracks in Bell Sound Studios, 237 West 54th Street,New York City, USA.
Unit 4+2 play at The Public Hall, Wallington, England, UK.
The Beach Boys are recording Summer Means New Love, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records. Around this time, Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson meets a future collaborator, Tony Asher, for the first time.
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Carla Thomas releases Stop! Look What You're Doing as a single on Stax Recordsin the USA.
The High Flying Birds (formerly The Squires), featuring Neil Young, play at The Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada. This proves to be their last gig together.
The Preachers, a band from Bromley in Kent, England, UK, whose fifteen year old guitarist is named Peter Frampton, play at The Witch Doctor, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England, UK, supported by The Confederates.
The Who play at The Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly from London, England, UK, to Scandinavia to begin a six-city tour.
The album Beatles VI by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA for the first of six weeks.
The Alan Price Combo, comprising Boots S lade (bass), Roy Mills (drums), John Walters (trumpet), Terry Childs (baritone sax), Steve Gregor (tenor sax) and Pete Kirtley (guitar), starts a residency at The Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, England, UK, and signs with Decca Records.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at the Community Centre, Auchinleck, Scotland, UK.
The Graham Bond Organisation play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Elvis Presley continues location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. During the day, he receives a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party with The Beatles in Los Angeles when filming is completed.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Jackie Wilson performing his 1958 hit Lonely Teardrops.
The Byrds' version of the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, in a race with Cher's rival version. Cher will reach No15 while The Byrds stall at No40.
John Coltrane plays the third of four nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
During a month-long tour, Johnny Cash plays the second of two days at Franklin County Fair, Malone, New York State, USA.
Woody Herman And His Herd play at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef records Shame Shame Shame for Columbia Records in the USA.
The Rising Sons, featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, record Statesboro Blues, The Girl With Green Eyes and Walkin' Down The Line, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Simon plays at The Tuning Fork, Chester, England, UK.
The Beatles' publicist Tony Barrow writes to DJ Paul Drew of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, who had travelled with The Beatles on their recent tour of America. Barrow says, ""May I take this opportunity of thanking you once again for helping make things go smoothly all the way through the tour - and, of course, for the unexpected and thoroughly useful gifts you piled upon me at the Cabana."
The Rolling Stones play at The Munsterlandhalle, Munster, Germany, Europe.
The Moody Blues play at The Black Prince, Bexley, England, UK.
The Freddie Roach Quartet records Bread And Butter, Hi Heel Sneakers, King Of The Road and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. None of the tracks are released.
Manfred Mann are banned from singing their current UK hit, a version of Bob Dylan's If You Gotta Go, Go Now, on the BBC tv show Crackerjack. The show's producer describes the song as "unsuitable".
The Tymes record We Can't for Verve Records in New York City, USA, but the track is not released.
Singles reviewed in today's edition of UK music weekly NME (New Musical Express are as follows :

The Toys : A Lover's Concerto (Stateside)

The Searchers : When I Get Home (Pye)

Billie Davis : No Other Baby (Piccadilly)

Val Doonican : A Million Miles from Nowhere (Decca)

Jackie Trent : It's All in the Way You Look at Life (Pye)

Bobby Darin : Gyp The Cat (Capitol)

Lou Johnson : A Time To Love, A Time To Cry (London)

P.F. Sloan : Sins of a Family (RCA)

Ivan Meads : Sins of a Family (Parlophone)

Roger Miller : Kansas City Star (Philips)

The Fortunes : Here It Comes Again (Decca)

Swinging Blue Jeans : Crazy 'bout My Baby (HMV)

The Spokesmen : The Dawn of Correction (Brunswick)

Moses K. and the Prophets : I Went out with My Baby Tonight (Decca)

Professor Longhair : Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand (Sue)

The Sunrays : I Live For The Sun (Capitol)

Doug Kennedy : Julie (Columbia)

The Meddyevils : Find Somebody to Love (Pye)

Liverpool-born pop idol Billy Fury begins a ballroom and cabaret tour at the Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
Guitarist, composer and singer Maria Teresa Vera, who had found international fame as 'the first female Cuban troubadour', dies aged 70 in Havana, Cuba.
The Gonks play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by The Bunch.