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The current No1 single in the UK is Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out by The Beatles.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The New Brothers play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Old time bluegrass duo Vern And Ray play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Who, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, The Graham Bond Organisation, Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages abd Hamilton And The Hamilton Movement play at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Kinks spend the third of four days recording Dedicated Follower Of Fashion in London, UK, for Pye Records.
The Young Rascals release their debut LP, The Young Rascals, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
A special edition of UK pop tv show Ready Steady Go!, suitably re-named Ready Steady Allez!, is broadcast from La Locomotive Club, Paris, France, starring The Who and The Yardbirds.
The Otis Redding version of Satisfaction enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
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Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of two nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Having just arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bob Dylan is preparing for the next day's gig at the International Center, the first show in a two-month long world tour.
The Blues Project play the seventh of nine nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Michael Franti is born in Oakland, California, USA. He will find success with his group Spearhead, which blends hip hop with other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock.
The Top Ten Singles in the More Music Survey on Radio WIXY, Cleveland, Ohio, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
  1. Monday Monday The Mamas & The Papas
  2. Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals
  3. Rainy Day Women Nos12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
  4. Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
  5. Leaning On A Lampost - Herman's Hermits
  6. Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds
  7. A Groovy Kind Of Love - The Mindbenders
  8. Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick
  9. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
  10. I Can't Let Go - The Hollies
Jesse Fuller plays the last of five nights at the Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, supported by Lynne Hughes. Fuller and Hughes are joined on this night by Country Joe and The Fish, Dan Paic, Blind Ebbets Field, Dave Cohen, KC Douglas, Clarence Van Hook, Solomon Feldthouse, Nino, Catana, Flamenco and others.
When Bob Dylan plays at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, Johnny Cash arrives backstage.
The Young Rascals, Jay And The Americans, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles, The Animals, Jordan Christopher and Joe Tex appear on the NBC-tv show Murray The K's Special.
When blues and jazz singer Jimmy Witherspoon plays at The Bull
The Velvet Underground and Nico plus Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable arrives in San Francisco, California, USA, for two nights at influential rock promoter Bill Graham's Fillmore West, supported by the Mothers Of Invention and the Jefferson Airplane. EPI dancer Gerard Malanga is arrested in a restaurant for carrying his whip. Velvet Underground vocalist Lou Reed shoots up bad speed and contracts hepatitis.
The Cheetah club, a new 2000 capacity discotheque, opens at 53rd Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, USA. Entertainment options include dancing, a library, a movie room, and colour television. It will close in the 1970s.
The Kinks release a new single, Sunny Afternoon, on Pye Records in the UK.
Pete Quaife, bassist of The Kinks is injured in a car crash, and taken to hospital in Warrington, UK.
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Popular comedy songwriter and singer Allan Sherman is starring in the stage show at The Boat Travel And Outdoors Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Also appearing is June Valli.
The Lovin' Spoonful play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, supported by Lothar and the Hand People - one of the first rock bands to integrate electronic instruments into their line-up.
Them and the Sons Of Champlin play the first of two nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Beatles play two shows on their second night at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Who play on Central Pier, Morecambe, UK.
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.
R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson begins recording his album The George Benson Cookbook with producer John Hammond.
The Fourmost release a new single, Here, There And Everywhere, in the UK on Parlophone Records. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The teen-oriented comedy movie Hold On! is released in West Germany, Europe, under the name Beat! Beat! Beat!. The film stars Herman's Hermits as a pop group on tour in the USA who are offered the opportunity to have a spaceship named after them.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the second of three nights at the IDES Hall, Pescadero, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the twentieth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cream play at The Ricky Tick, in The Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire.
Popular jazz vocalist and composer Dave Lambert is killed on the Connecticut Turnpike, Connecticut, USA, when he is hit by a passing truck while changing a tyre on his car. Aged just 49 at the time of his death, Lambert is best-remembered as part of the trio Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.
Mel Carter and Roy Head appear on tv show American Bandstand in the USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play the first of seven nights at The Jaberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane record White Rabbit, for their second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, in Studio B, RCA's Music Canter Of The World, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Airplane singer Grace Slick had written the song while still a member of her previous band, The Great Society.
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Tom Paxton, Judy Collins and The Incredible String Band play at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Moby Grape play the second of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Mike Cotton Sound play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Daily Flash play the second of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Quicksilver Messenger Service and Country Joe and the Fish.
On the third and last day of The Carnaby Street Fun Festival, including The World's First Mod Wedding Happening, in Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA, the Velvet Underground and Nico are supported by The Yardbirds. Also on the bill are Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, Distant Cousins, Bobby Hebb and Brian Hyland. The show is MC-ed by Dick Clark.
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Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Beatles compilation album, A Collection Of Beatles Oldies, is released in France on Odeon Records.
Otis Redding plays the first of three nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by the Grateful Dead, Johnny Talbot And De Thangs, and Country Joe And The Fish. Janis Joplin attends the gig.
Moby Grape play at The Armory, San Rafael, California, USA.
Prominent music critic Maureen Cleave of The London Evening Standard headlines her end-of-year feature 'The Year Pop Went Flat', bewailing everything from the rise of unintelligible, supposedly deep, lyrics, to the return of all-round entertainers such as The Seekers and Val Doonican in the pop charts. She particularly objected to pop stars who "floated around loving people in a patronising manner that was even more infuriating than their protest songs".