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60s Beat

The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an evening show at The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, England, UK, Europe
Ben E. King with Stan Applebaum's Orchestra records Come Closer To Me, Sway, Granada, Besame Mucho and Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, for Atco Records in New York City, USA. (N.B. Here Comes The Night is not the same song that later became a hit for UK r'n'b band Them).
Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles and Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Jeans play at The Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle Of Man, UK.
Work starts on another album by The Beatles at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. As yet un-named, it will be released as Beatles For Sale. On this day they record Baby's In Black.
The Honeycombs reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Have I The Right?, produced by Joe Meek.
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Ringo Starr of The Beatles is among the judges at the National Beat Group Competition, Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK. Other judges include Cilla Black, Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, Billy Hatton of The Fourmost, Linda Lewis and deejay Alan Freeman.
The Swinging Blue Jeans record It Isn't There at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The Searchers, The Zombies, The Isley Brothers and others play at The ABC, Croydon, UK.
The Who play at The Marquee, London, England, UK, supported by The Sneakers.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play the second of two nights at The Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
The Kinks play at The Hillside, Hereford, UK.
The Moody Blues play at The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, UK.
The Kinks, The Yardbirds and Goldie And The Gingerbreads play another show in their 21-date UK tour, at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
The Who record an appearance on the ABC TV show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, at Alpha Studios, Birmingham, UK.
The Brian Auger Trinity, with vocalists Julie Driscoll, Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart, play at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
The Byrds, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee and Ian Whitcomb tape an edition of tv show Hollywood A Go Go in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Times reports that former Liberal MP, Hector Dupuis, and former RAF Squadron-leader Paul Pearson, are returning their MBEs to the Queen because The Beatles have been listed in the Birthday Honours.
Unit 4 + 2 play at The Locarno, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The Graham Bond Organisation plays at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Hollies play at The New Pier, Manchester, England, UK.
Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Manor House, London, England, UK.
The Beatles continue overdubbing instruments onto Penny Lane at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
The ship Fairsky, whose passengers include teenage pop hopefuls The Bee Gees and their parents, docks in Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
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Pink Floyd release their debut single, Arnold Layne, in the UK. It is immediately banned by the BBC because of its subject matter. That night they play at The Technical College, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
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Young American musician Anthony Visconte acquires his first Certificate Of Registration as an alien residing in the UK. He will find success as record producer/arranger Tony Visconti, working with David Bowie, Marc Bolan and many others.
The Love Affair play at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
Amen Corner play at both The Princess Club and The Domino Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Kinks play at The ABC, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Hollies, The Scaffold and Paul Jones play at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play at the Exhibition Hall, Regina, Alberta, Canada.
Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Bee Gees enter the UK singles chart with I've Gotta Get A Message To You, which will peak at No1.
The Searchers play at The Place, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, England, UK, Europe.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is rushed to hospital with intestinal trouble after being taken ill at his home in Weybridge, England, UK, Europe.
Yes, The Pretty Things, Chicken Shack and Sam Apple Pie play at The Actuel Music Festival, Amougies, Belgium, Europe.
The Kinks, Darryl Way's Wolf and Babe Ruth play at the Guild Of Students Rag Ball in the Great Hall, Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK.
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David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Anderson Arena, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards and his band The X-Pensive Winos play at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA. The post-gig party includes such guests as Carole King, Steve Van Zandt, Matt Dillon and Brooke Shields.
The Beatles' legal battle with EMI Records over royalty payments, which has dragged on for 20 years, is finally settled with the record company agreeing to pay the group many millions of pounds, although the precise amount remains undisclosed.
The Rolling Stones play at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, on their Steel Wheels tour.
The Rolling Stones come the end of twelve days of tour rehearsals for their European tour, at the Château du Dangu near Paris, France, Europe.
Johnnie Stewart, architect and producer of long-running UK tv show Top Of The Pops dies aged 87 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England, UK.
Celebrated British recording engineer and producer Andy Johns dies aged 62, after a short stay in hospital being treated for complications from a stomach ulcer in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was best-known for his work with The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
On their America Latina Ole Tour, The Rolling Stones play a free concert at Ciudad Deportiva de La Habana, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean. This show brings the tour to an end.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
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