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Ed Denson plays at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
That Funny Feeling, Bobby Darin's third and final movie with his wife Sandra Dee, opens at cinemas in Ireland, Europe.
Psychedelic band Malachi play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Jimmy Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] records with the King Curtis Band in New York City, USA.
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Blues musician John Shine plays at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Westchester Community Center, White Plains, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan is working on the songs I'll Keep It With Mine and Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, in Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his double album Blonde On Blonde.
Gene Clark leaves The Byrds. Just as they set off to play a live gig, Clark's fear of flying overcomes him and he disembarks from the plane. Byrds leader Roger McGuinn decides that if Clark can't fly, then he can't function as a member of The Byrds.
Bob Dylan plays at The Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, backed by The Hawks.
Big Brother and the Holding Company appear at the Fire House, San Francisco, California, USA. Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, who was also to perform, could not attend.
Guitarist and singer Little Joe Blue records Dirty Work Going On, Pretty Woman, Bad Business and Larry's Jump for Movin' Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Stan Tracey Big Band records Murdering The Time, Summer Hallucinations and Pig And Pepper for Columbia Records in London, UK.
Stan Tracey Big Band records Murdering The Time, Summer Hallucinations and Pig And Pepper for Columbia Records in London, UK.
The Young Rascals release their debut LP, The Young Rascals, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
The Beatles start work on a track called Mark 1 at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. The track will later be re-named as Tomorrow Never Knows.
The Blues Project play the fourth of nine nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Love make their San Francisco debut with a gig at The Avalon Ballroom.
As part of the Week of the Angry Arts, the Vietnam Mobilisation Benefit is held at the Longshoremens Hall, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring Sopwith Camel, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish and The Grateful Dead, with lights by Dan Bruhns.
Heinz releases his version of the Bob Dylan song Don't Think Twice It's Alright in the UK on Columbia Records.
The novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by folk singer Richard Farina, is published by Random House in the USA. Two days later, Farina will die in a motorcycle crash.
In Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, George Harrison of The Beatles records one of the most extraordinary guitar sequences of the period on the song I'm Only Sleeping. Record producer George Martin plays the rest of the song's musical accompaniment backwards on tape, while Harrison records his parts [a guitar duet featuring two different tones, one with and one without fuzz distortion]. When the completed tape is played forwards again, Harrison's guitar duet becomes reversed, but perfectly integrated with the rest of the track, giving the song a totally unique sound.
Bob Dylan plays a second night at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, with The Beatles in the audience.
The Grateful Dead and Big Brother And The Holding Compant play in the Aid the End Of Marijuana Prohibition benefit Ball at the California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Birds, including future Rolling Stones' guitarist Ron Wood, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by Robb Chance and The Chances-R.
Big Brother And The Holding Company and The Grassroots play the second of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play in The Marine Ballroom, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, supported by The Standells, The McCoys and The Tradewinds.
The Action play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, supported by The Creation.
Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record their version of Got To Get You Into My Life (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles] at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, England, UK. Paul McCartney acts as producer.
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The Kinks play at The Ice Rink, Ayr, Scotland.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at the Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham, UK. This is the first gig with their new guitarist, Peter Green, who recently replaced Eric Clapton.
When Big Brother And The Holding Company [featuring Janis Joplin] play at California Hall in San Francisco, California, the show is taped and will be released eventually as the album Live In San Francisco, 1966.
The Kinks appear at a charity event during a festival held at the Rutland County Agricultural Showground in Oakham, Rutland, UK. The show is promoted by a local civic dignitary, Major David Watts, whose romantic approaches to Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies at a party later in the evening, will provide the inspiration for The Kinks' song, David Watts.
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First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the seventh night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the sixteenth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play the second of seven nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play at the Dance Of Death Costume Ball in California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Country Joe and The Fish and Neon Gothic play the fourth of five nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA. They also fit in a show at Moe's Books, Berkeley.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Barn, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
The Righteous Brothers, with Nino Tempo And April Stevens, appear at the USF Gymnasium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Honeycombs play at The Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, Scotland.
Winchester Cathedral - a 1920s jazz pastiche by The New Vaudeville Band reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the thirteenth of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Five Americans play the first of two nights at The Catacombs, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by The Heard and The Basic Things.
San Francisco hippy band Moby Grape play at the Armory, San Rafael, California, USA.
George Harrison of The Beatles is refused entry to Annabel's nightclub, London, England, UK, Europe, for not wearing a tie. Undeterred, he and his wife Pattie, plus Brian Epstein and Eric Clapton celebrate the New Year at a Lyon's Corner House restaurant in Coventry Street.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the second of two nights in the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Moby Grape and Country Joe And The Fish play the second of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
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