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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 musical Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The stage musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, is playing at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 280 performances.
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.
Mose Allison is headlining for three weeks at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Mel Torme is playing during two weeks at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Al Martino is playing during three weeks at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
The Supremes are playing during ten days at the Café Pompeii in the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Seekers spend Christmas at home with their families in Melbourne, Asutralia, Oceania.
The Club A Go Go (formerly the Walled Lake Casino) in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is burned to the ground. The venue had been a hot local jazz and swing nightspot since 1928, and more recently had featured acts including The Four Seasons, Fabian and Johnny And The Hurricanes.
A Cliff Richard tv special, Cliff Richard's Christmas Cheer is shown in the UK, also featuring The Shadows and Frank Ifield.
Jimmy Dean visits a hog farm in Plainview, Texas, USA. Soon after he buys half of the farm. This will eventually lead to him owning his own sausage manufacturing company.
The Wonder Who's doo-wop cover version of Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice, peaks at No12 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. The group is actually the Four Seasons operating under a pseudonym.
The Mamas And The Papas, Lesley Gore and The Five Americans appear on syndicated tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu gives him a slot car racing set for Christmas. A group of his friends give Elvis a statue of Jesus for his recently-completed meditation garden at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is As Tears Go By by The Rolling Stones, entering at No26.
Buckaroo, an instrumental by Buck Owens, reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart for the first of two weeks.
Songwriter Alex Zanetis, best-known as the co-writer of the song Snap Your Fingers, sustains a fractured jaw, broken arms and other injuries in a car crash on Highway 50 in Flora, Illinois, USA. He is admitted into Clay County Hospital.
The Who's debut album, My Generation, enters the UK album charts.
Just Like Me by Paul Revere And The Raiders enters the Billboard Top Forty singles chart in the USA.
Marianne Faithfull, Georgie Fame, Brian Poole and Dave Davies of The Kinks sing carols in aid of Oxfam in Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Dave Clark Five reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Over And Over, for one week. On the same day they also reach No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart.
The Golden Key Gospel Singers play at The Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, USA, with Jay Vernon and His Group.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is spending Christmas in the Virgin Islands with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens appear on tv show American Bandstand in the USA.
A front page story in music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that "the radio industry is rallying to the support of the equal employment opportunity campaign 'Things Are Changing'."
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper by The Beatles enters the Dutch Top 40 singles chart at No1.
The Young Rascals enter the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA for the first time with I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Any More.
Acid guru Timothy Leary is busted for pot at the border between Mexico and America.
The Blues Project play at the Café Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Nina Simone plays in The Mickery theatre, Loenersloot, Netherlands, Europe. The Mickery is a converted farmhouse seventeen kilometres from Amsterdam, first used earlier in the same month.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For '65, featuring The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Junior Walker And His All-Stars, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Kim Weston, Willie Tyler and Lester and The Choker Campbell Band) plays during a week of shows at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Peter B's Looners, play the Christmas Day Party at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, UK, with Tony Knight's Chessmen. The Looners include guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood, both of whom will become founder-members of Fleetwood Mac.
UK harmony pop band The Ivy League lead a Christmas Day Carol Service from Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Donovan spends Christmas Day in Tangier, Morocco, Africa, with various hippy chums.
The Glaser Brothers (Tompall, Chuck and Jim) are spending Christmas as home in Nebraska, USA.
Mary Wells is headlining at the Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Del Shannon plays at The Hullabaloo Club, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
It is reported by Billboard magazine in the USA that Elektra Records has completed a deal for its releases to be manufactured and distributed in the UK. Elektra executive Joe Boyd is already in London as the company's British-based production supervisor.
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Having collapsed with a perforated appendix, Jim Armstrong Armstrong, lead guitarist of Them, spends Christmas in Southern Hospital, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds begin a ten-day tour of Hungary, Europe.
The Yardbirds play at The Peppermint Stick, Wheatfield, New York State, USA.
Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.