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60s Beat

At The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, The Beatles play the penultimate gig of their first German trip.
The Beatles earn £6 10s for a gig at St John's Hall, Bootle, Liverpool, UK, with Johnny Sandon and The Searchers.
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The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, Mark Wynter, The Mojos, The Hollies and Frank Berry play at The Gaumont, Hanley, UK.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are on holiday in the Virgin Islands.
The Mojos play at The Britannia, Great Yarmouth, UK.
John Lennon of The Beatles becomes the owner of a
The Beatles, dressed as London city businessmen, appear on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in the USA.
The Animals release a new album, entitled "The Animals - Includes Their Single House Of The Rising Sun", in Canada on Capitol Records.
Mary Wells, The Ronettes, Sandie Shaw, The Pretty Things, Richard Anthony, Sandie Shaw, Ronnie Hilton, Tony Dangerfield and First Gear appear on UK weekly tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
The Rolling Stones are in RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on various tracks.
A Christmas special edition of UK tv pop show Ready, Steady, Go! is pre-recorded in London, featuring The Searchers, Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits, Sandie Shaw, The Nashville Teens, The Four Pennies and Dave Berry.
The Who play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK, supported by The Sneakers (formerly Brian Howard And The Silhouettes).
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Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles attend a New Year's party in the London, UK, flat of EMI record producer Norman Newell.
The Yardbirds sign a contract with booking agency Jazz Associates, to play a gig in Hillside Hall, Hereford, UK, during March.
The Beatles are in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, working on I Need You, Another Girl and Yes It Is.
The Tridents, featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, play at the 100 Club, London, UK.
On the same day that their single For Your Love enters the UK charts, The Yardbirds play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond Athletic Association Club House, Richmond, UK.
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Pete Quaife of The Kinks collapses in a cinema in Muswell Hill, London, UK, and is taken to hospital, where he has stitches to a head wound. Four concert dates are cancelled.
The Swinging Blue Jeans play in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Alex Harvey Soul Band plus Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Moody Blues play at The Manor Lounge Club, Stockport, UK.
The Who play in The Pavilion, Bath, England, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Silver Blades Ice Rink, Manchester, UK.
The Bachelors and The Rockin' Berries are playing at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Searchers release a new single, He's Got No Love, in the UK on Pye Records.
In Twickenham, London, England, UK, The Rolling Stones record an appearance for the tv show Shindig! in the USA.
The Small Faces play at The Dungeon, Nottingham, UK.
Hedgehoppers Anonymous play in The Manor Lounge, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
The Kinks record Little Miss Queen Of Darkness at Pye Studios in London, UK.
When first generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play at the New Cheetah Club, Hollywood, California, USA, Paul McCartney of The Beatles drops in to see the show.
The first night of the all-night Psychedelicamania happening takes place at The Roundhouse, London, featuring Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band supported by The Cream and The Alan Bown Set.
The Top Ten albums in the UK on this date are as follows :

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

2. Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack

3. Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently - Val Doonican

4. Reach Out - The Four Tops

5. British Motown Chartbusters - Various Artists

6. Their Satanic Majesties Request - Rolling Stones

7. Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck

8. 13 Smash Hits - Tom Jones

9. Axis : Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Exprerience

10. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones - The Monkees

Dusty Springfield and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich appear on Southern Television tv series Time For Blackburn, hosted by radio deejay Tony Blackburn in Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Amen Corner fly from the UK to Germany, Europe, for three days of tv appearances in Bremen and Frankfurt.
The Who play the first of two nights at The Messehalle, Sindelfingen, Germany, Europe.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play the first of two nights at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones spend the last of eight days rehearsing for their upcoming tour in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Rolling Stones play during a ten concert run at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in Japan.
Paul McCartney plays at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Four hundred and fifty photographs taken by ex-Hollies and CSNY member Graham Nash raise £2.38m on auction at Sotheby's, New York City, USA. This is the highest sum ever paid for a single-owner collection.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the second of three nights at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Moody Blues play at University of New Orleans Lake Front Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
In the wake of news that Universal Music has filed a million-dollar copyright infringement lawsuit against the music streaming service Grooveshark, internal e-mails written in 2009 by Grooveshark chairman Sina Simantob, are made public. The e-mails reveal the questionable profit-making strategy that Simantob had put in place at his company. In one e-mail, he wrote, "We are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels. We use the label's songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge t hem for the very data we got from t hem, ensuring that what we pay t hem in total for streaming is less than what they pay us for data mining. Let's keep this quite [sic] for as long as we can."
In an interview on the BBC Radio show Woman's Hour, Chrissie Hynde criticises some modern female singers, describing them as 'sex workers' for selling their music by 'bumping and grinding' in their underwear.
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When John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen arrive at JFK Airport, New York City, USA, a papparazzi photographer asks them racist questions about their roots.
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