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60s Beat

The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at the Casbah Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles have their first professional photo session at the studio of Albert Marron, in Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UK.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers open in a panto - Babes In The Wood - at The Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe. It will run until January 3, 1964.
The Beatles single, A Hard Day's Night, is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon Records.
A tv special, Go Tell It On The Mountain, is broadcast by Granada TV in the UK. The show, produced by Johnnie Hamp, is hosted by Peter, Paul And Mary, but also features The Yardbirds (including Eric Clapton), Johnny Duncan And The Blue Grass Boys and Pete Sayers.
The Animals, Jan And Dean, Chuck Berry and Del Shannon play the fourth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Adam Faith and Tony Jackson (formerly of The Searchers) appears on UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go!, in London, UK.
An album, Ain't She Sweet And Other Great Group Sounds From England, is released in the USA by Atco Records. Claiming to be a Beatles product, eight of the twelve tracks are by The Swallows, and the remaining four are pre-fame Hamburg recordings.
Dave Curtiss And The Tremors play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Ten Feet Five.
Davie Jones and The Manish Boys play at the Agricultural Hall, Maidstone, UK. Davie Jones will find greater fame after a name change to David Bowie.
Paul Nathan, a colleague of American film producer Hal Wallis - who has made several Elvis Presley films - sends him a memo stating that, following recent discussions with The Beatles' press officer, Brian Somerville, there is a possibility that the group could be persuaded to appear in a movie with Presley.
It is reported in UK pop paper the NME that the US Government's Labor Department is now refusing to grant H-1 visas - the work permit needed for US tours - to British groups.
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The Rolling Stones, supported by The Hollies and Dave Berry, play at The Odeon, Rochester, UK. During the day, a scuffle follows an incident in which a security guard tries to prevent The Rolling Stones from entering the theatre.
The Who appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops, in Studio A, BBC Television, Manchester, performing I Can't Explain. They also play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London, UK.
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The Who play at Stamford Hall, Altrincham, UK.
The Rolling Stones fly to Oslo, Norway, Europe, to begin a Scandinavian tour.
The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4+2, The Checkmates and The End play at The ABC, Carlisle, England, UK, Europe
TV show Hullaballoo in the USA features performances by The Lovin' Spoonful, Lesley Gore and Herman's Hermits.
Steam Packet play at The Town Hall, Farnborough, England, UK, Europe. (The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger.)
Pink Floyd record a version of Interstellar Overdrive at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, with producer Norman Smith. Later, they play at The Middle Earth club, Covent Garden, London, UK.
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Blossom Dearie, Long John Baldry and Simon Dupree are the musical guests on tonights edition of the BBC-1 tv show Dee Time, hosted by Simon Dee.
The Alan Price Set begin a seven-week long tour of the USA.
The Hollies, The Scaffold and Paul Jones begin a British tour at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Filming of The Rolling Stones for French avant-garde director Jean-Luc Godard's documentary film One By One continues at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The film will eventually be released under the title Sympathy For The Devil.
Pink Floyd play at The Summer Music Festival, Municipal Stadium (later re-named JFK Stadium), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also on the bill are The Troggs, Mandala and headliners The Who, but this last group does not appear because of heavy rain which brings the event to a soggy and untimely end. Procol Harum are also listed as appearing but had to cancel because of work permit problems.
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The Who play at Melody Fair, Wurlitzer Park, North Tonawanda, New York State, USA.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Street Fighting Man, in the USA. (The track will not be released as a single in the UK until 1971)
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Spooky Tooth play the first of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Rhinoceros.
The Beatles continue working in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, on John Lennon's song, Happiness Is A Warm Gun.
UK rock weekly the NME reports that guitarist / singer Dave Mason has left Traffic (again).
Let It Be by The Beatles enters the UK Singles Chart at No2, but cannot replace Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin which holds on to the No1 position for a second week.
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Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney attend the third annual Grand Masters Fiddling Contest at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. They watch a performance by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, and afterwards go backstage to meet the duo.
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On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the second of three nights at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger celebrates his 42nd birthday with a bash at The Palladium Club, New York City.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Moody Blues play at Kingswood, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Dixie Chicks file suit against Sony Music Entertainment in New York's District Court, alleging that the company has defrauded the trio of $4m (£2.7m) in unpaid royalties from their 20m album sales.
The Rolling Stones play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
Heinz Edelmann, art director for The Beatles' 1968 animated movie Yellow Submarine, dies aged 75, in Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
On his Out There! tour, Paul McCartney plays at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Paul McCartney plays at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Francis Rossi, formerly of Status Quo, plays at Camberley Theatre, Camberley, England, UK, Europe.
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