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In UK music weekly Melody Maker's Annual music poll, John Dankworth is 1953 Musician Of The Year, while Ted Heath and His Music are Big Band of the Year and Ronnie Scott's Band is Small Band Of The Year.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Barron Knights play at Hermitage Hall, Hitchin, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison, Freddie And The Dreamers and Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at the Town Hall, Hove, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
The Swinging Blue Jeans record Promise You'll Tell Her, Tutti Frutti and It's So Right at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Manfred Mann, Jimmy Powell And The Dimensions and The Barron Knights appear on BBC2 tv show The Beat Room in the UK.
Davie Jones and The Manish Boys play at The Lynx Club, Boreham Wood, UK. Davie Jones will find greater fame after a name change to David Bowie.
The Who play at The Ealing Club, Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who and The Yardbirds play at The Marquee, London, UK.
The Times reports that character actress Eleanor Bron has signed a contract to appear as the female lead in The Beatles' as yet untitled second film.
The Moody Blues play at Club 99, Barrow-In-Furness, UK.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by The Ten Feet Five.
Bob Dylan has a light breakfast at The Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, then does media interviews. In the evening he has dinner with John Lennon of The Beatles at his home, Kenwood, in Weybridge, Surrey, and they watch a film together before Dylan leaves around 4am.
John Lennon of The Beatles and his wife Cynthia attend the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Europe.
The Beatles play two shows on the first of two days at The Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy, Europe. Playwright Noel Coward attends the second show. Their manager, Brian Epstein, disappears without warning from the touring party, and does not reappear until the tour reaches Madrid, Spain, five days later.
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The Graham Bond Organisation, The Herd, and Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at Rhapsody at Racks, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.
The Fortunes play at El Rondo, Leicester, England, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, supported by Harry Deal And The Galaxies, The Six keys and The Knaves.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes play at The Domino, Manchester, England, UK.
The Beatles' Third Christmas Record is sent out to members of the group's fan club in the UK and USA.
The Beatles single, Michelle, is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon Records.
When The Beatles, supported by The Ronettes, The Cyrkle, and The Remains play the last gig of their North American tour at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USA, rumours are rife that they will never play live again. Folk singers Joan Baez and Mimi Farina meet The Beatles backstage at this gig.
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The Amboy Dukes play at The Witchdoctor, Catford, London, England, UK, Europe. (This group should not be confused with the American band of the same name)
The Measles play at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
The Move and The Troggs appear on the ITV show Time For Blackburn in the UK, Europe.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WKNR radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :



1. This Guy's In Love With You Herb Alpert

2. Journey To The Center Of Your Mind The Amboy Dukes

3. Yummy Yummy Yummy Ohio Express

4. Reach Out Of The Darkness Friend And Lover

5. The Look of Love Sergio Mendes

6. Indian Lake The Cowsills

7. Jumpin' Jack Flash The Rolling Stones

8. Here Comes The Judge The Buena Vistas

9. Lady Willpower Union Gap

10. Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan

The Beatles launch Apple Records and declare National Apple Week in the UK.
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Publishers McGraw-Hill rush Hunter Davies' biography of The Beatles to bookstores in the UK ahead of schedule to prevent loss of sales to Julian Fast's unauthorised The Beatles' Real Story. Fast admits to never having met Lennon, McCartney, Harrison or Starr.
Deep Purple play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue to work on I Want You and Oh! Darling, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Moody Blues enter the UK albums chart with their fourth album, On The Threshold Of A Dream, which will peak at No1.
The Who open their Tommy tour with the first of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Dearborn, Michigan, USA. On the same day, they are seen playing Pinball Wizard on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City.
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During filming of the movie Ned Kelly in Australia, Oceania, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is accidentally shot. While recuperating, he begins writing the song Brown Sugar.
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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is fined £200 at Marlborough Street Court in London, England, UK, Europe, following the discovery of cannabis resin at his London home.
Badfinger play at The Silver Blades Rink, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
Badfinger play at Lyndon Sporting Club, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones begin their European Tour 1973 with a show at The Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
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On their Reunion Tour, Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at The Capital Center, Landover, Maryland, USA.
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John Lennon releases his sixth LP, Rock'n'Roll, on Apple Records in the USA. The album features a selection of rock'n'roll era covers, and is produced, in part, by Phil Spector.
Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart make brief cameo appearances in rock movie Breaking Glass, which opens in the UK on this day, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film.
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Following the departure of Denny Laine, Paul McCartney’s Wings disband.
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On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
A party is held for the opening of Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman's restaurant, Sticky Fingers in Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney plays at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New jersey, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
In London, England, UK, Europe, Paul McCartney secures a court order preventing Christie's auction house from selling his handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' song Hey Jude.
The Who play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Theatre Du Leman, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
The Rolling Stones begin their America Latina Ole Tour with a show at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America, supported by Los Tres.
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