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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.
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island, South Africa, for the crime of sabotage. The charge sheet at his trial listed 193 acts of sabotage in total. Inspired by Nelson Mandela's life and his plight, The Special AKA will release a single, Free Nelson Mandela, in 1984 on 2 Tone Records in the UK. The song will peak at No9 in the UK singles chart, and is widely credited with having helped achieve Mandela's release from prison.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the first of six nights at Disneyland, Anaheim, Los Angelese, California, USA.
One hundred thousand fans line the six-mile route from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia, to the town centre when The Beatles arrive to play at Centennial Hall.
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Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fifth of seven nights at the Carnival Club, Cocos Beach, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley's manager Col Tom Parker, has meetings about the possibility of basing a tv series on the Presley movie Kissin' Cousins.
Doris Day, with Thomas E. Oliver's orchestra, records Oo-Wee Baby (written by Barry Mann and CYnthia Weil) for Columbia Records in the USA.
Paul Simon writes to Swindon Folk Singers Club, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, to ask if they can give him any gigs, for his usual fee of
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Jazz guitarist Grant Green records Wives And Lovers, Ezz-thetic, The Kicker, Solid, Minor League and Grant's Tune for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Rod Stewart plays at The Manor House, London, UK.
The Zombies record She's Not There in No2 Studio, West Hampstead, London, UK, for Decca Records.
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The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on guitar, play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rivieras play at Big Reggie's Danceland Ballroom, Excelsior Fair, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with The Rolling Stones as their support band. Also on the bill are Mike Waggoner And The Bops.
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The Rolling Stones release a new single, Tell Me, in the USA on London Records.
Heinz And The Wild Ones appear on tv show Ready, Steady, Go! in London, UK. Guitarist in the band is Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple.