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The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
The Four Tops play at The Club Pony Tail, Harbour Springs, Michigan, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
While The Isley Brothers are recording in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA, their guitarist is a young pre-fame Jimi Hendrix.
Nina Simone's cover version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No49. She will have greater success with the track when it is re-issued four years later.
The Yardbirds play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK.
The Byrds play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, with The Ivy league, Quiet Five, and The Impacts. Later, The Byrds go on to play at Blaises, Knightsbridge, London, where the audience includes John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend of The Who and others.
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Sandie Shaw plays a ballroom gig in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Elvis Presley flies to Hawaii, USA, to begin location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style.
Screaming Lord Sutch, The Kingpins and The Iveys (later to become Badfinger) play in Dracula's Ball, at The Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz), Skewen, South Wales, UK.
The Beach Boys play the first of two nights at the Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys remembers, "Carl Wilson and I really loved She Belongs To Me by Bob Dylan. I remember in the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel, we had a record player in the suite and we just played that song over and over and over."
Jeff Coffin, multiple Grammy-winning saxophonist with Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Dave Matthews Band and others, is born in Massachusetts, USA.
The hit single Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jim And Jesse record Big Hands, Don't Let Nobody Tie You Down, Dancing Molly and If You've Seen One, with producer Billy Sherrill, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes fly to Scandinavia, Europe, to begin a tour.
Sonny And Cher make a public appearance at the 100 Club, London, England, during a UK promotional visit.
Herman's Hermits play at Seattle Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA.
See My Friend by The Kinks enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No10. It is considered by some experts to heave been the first Western rock song to integrate Indian raga sounds. It will also directly inspire The Who's song The Good's Gone, recorded later in the year.
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The Dexter Gordon Quartet play at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Connie Smith records If You Won't Tell, If I Talk To Him, I Don't Have Any Place To Go and Everybody's Gotta Be Somewhere, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Her band on the tracks includes guitarists Walter Haynes, Kelso Herston and Jimmy Lance, steel guitarist Weldon Myrick, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Leonard Miller and pianist Hargus Robbins.
The Beatles' publicist Tony Barrow issues a three page memo titled "The Beatles' Tour of America: August 1965" on the News From NEMS letterhead. The memo outlines logistics for people traveling with The Beatles, plus a schedule of concerts and charter flights.
UK soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Waitin' At The Station at Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The Smiths play at Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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The Beatles' new single, Help!, hits No1 in the UK, where it will remain for three weeks.
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Unit 4+2 play at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
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.
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A proposed concert by The Beatles at Ramat-Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia, does not take place because it has been turned down by The Committee of Education and Culture of the Knesset (Parliament). The Committe has stated that The Beatles "have no artistic level sufficient enough and that they cannot add to the spiritual and cultural life of the youth in Israel". One Jerusalem newspaper reports that "Some of the committee members have said during the debate that The Beatles shows cause sexual arousal and that is why it should be better not to bring th em over."
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features The Byrds performing the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do and Jewel Akens performing Only Way to Fly and Birds And The Bees.
In Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA, Jan Berry of Jan And Dean breaks his leg when a train hits a camera car on the fourth day of filming the movie Easy Come, Easy Go. Seventeen crew members are injured, and the movie is cancelled.
Unit 4 + 2 play at The Locarno, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.