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60s Beat

Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra record Tuxedo Junction, which will become Hawkin s' theme song, for Bluebird Records in the USA. The song is about a stop in Birmingham, Alabama, on what was known as The Chitlin Circuit - a number of theatres and other venues which featured live jazz and blues music in the early part of the 20th century.
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Mary Hopkin is born in Pontardawe, Wales, UK, Europe. As a protege of Paul McCartney of The Beatles, she will have a smash hit in 1968 with Those Were the Days.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frances Faye records Should I?, Them Who Has Gets, There Will Never Be Another You and Miss Otis Regrets (Shes Unable to Lunch Today) for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, trumpets; Harry Betts, Pete Carpenter, Vern Friley, trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Milt Holland, conga.
The Rolling Stones play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles have a photographic session with photographer Cyrus Andrews in the lobby of The Royal Court Hotel, and other locations around Sloane Square, London, England, UK, Europe.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, Kenny Lynch, The Honeys, The Kestrels, Dave Allen and The Red Price Orchestra and The Beatles play at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe. On the tour bus from York to Shrewsbury, John Lennon and Paul McCartney write From Me To You.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, with The Swinging Blue Genes.
Tommy Roe, Chris Montez and The Beatles play at The Gaumont Cinema, Doncaster, England, UK, Europe.
An appearance on BBC radio's Easy Beat is recorded by The Beatles at The Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas play at The Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devon, England, UK, Europe
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, receives an invitation for the band to appear on the prestigious Royal Variety Performance later in the year.
Manfred Mann play at The Ealing Jazz Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones are working on the song Wild Horses in Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rod Stewart And The Soul Agents play at The Wheelhouse, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK, Europe.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, flies to America to confirm details of their upcoming North American tour.
Jerry Lee Lewis begins a European tour in Germany, Europe. His guitarist on this tour is Ritchie Blackmore, who will find fame as leader of Deep Purple.
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The Kinks play at The Odeon, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Yardbirds and Goldie And The Gingerbreads. N.B. At this point in their career The Yardbirds have recently parted company with guitarist Eric Clapton and replaced him with Jeff Beck.
The Who play at The Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones, The Strangeloves and Fontella Bass appear on tv show Shindig! in the USA.
When The Rolling Stones play at Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, they encounter a local band, The Sands. Other artists on the bill are Patti Labelle And The Bluebelles, The Vibrations and The Rocking Ramrods.
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The Beatles release a new album, Rubber Soul, and a new single, Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out, in the UK, Europe, on Parlophone Records.
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The Beatles play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Moody Blues, The Paramounts, Beryl Marsden, Steve Aldo, The Koobas and The Marionettes.
Barry McGuire releases the album This Precious Time on Dunhill Records in the USA. The album includes McGuire's version of You've Got To Hide Your Love Away and Yesterday, both composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Decca Records in America, is merged with its parent corporation, MCA, thus becoming a division of MCA Records.
The Riot Squad play at The Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Easybeats fly from London, England, UK, to Frankfurt, Germany, Europe, to appear on german tv.
Artist Peter Blake's living collage, assembled for the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album, is photographed by Michael Cooper, in Chelsea, London, England, UK, Europe. The art of record packaging moves into a new era.
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Manfred Mann return to the UK after playing at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, Europe.
The Who play at the Golden Rose Festival, Casino, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Also on the bill are UK psychedelic bands Kaleidoscope and Blossom Toes plus Brian Auger's Trinity with Julie Driscoll.
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The Easybeats play at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe, supported by Rainbow Reflection.
The Spencer Davis group plays at The May Ball, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles spends the evening at the Revolution Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with his new girlfriend, Francie Schwartz.
Keith Moon of The Who participates in a charity scooter race in Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that The Pretty Things have become the first white rock band to be signed to Motown Records in the USA.
The Rolling Stones begin a $29m legal suit against former manager Allen Klein, claiming that he had failed to properly represent the band’s interests.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Paul McCartney spends the last of five days re-mixing at AIR Studios, London, England, UK, on the Wings' album, Band On The Run.
Following the departure of Denny Laine, Paul McCartney’s Wings disband.
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The Rolling Stones hold a business planning meeting in The Savoy hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
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 Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas, USA.
Little Richard Day is declared in Los Angeles, California. The celebration is held in City Hall, with guests including Arnold Schwarzenegger, and telegrams from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bon Jovi. In the evening, Little Richard performs live on the Arsenio Hall Show.
While staying at the Grand Hyatt hotel, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, Katy Perry hears her hit single California Gurls blasting out from a student party for the all-male Melbourne High School and, on the spur of the moment, pops in to join them. Later she posts a Tweet saying, 'I totes just crashed a prom,' Still later on the same night she also attends a lesbian event, The Grouse Party, at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood.
Keith Grant, known for his work as a recording engineer at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, on tracks by The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and others, is found dead on his boat at Sunbury-on-Thames, UK, with a beer in his hand. Grant was not only an engineer, he co-designed and co-owned Olympic.