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Australia

Johnny Burnette, now recovered from his recent illness, leaves the USA to tour Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, with Connie Francis and Bobby Vee.
Della Reese opens at The Checquers Club, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Bombora by The Atlantics reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart. The track is considered by some critics to have been an early pre-cursor of speed metal, although its roots lie more in Wipeout by The Surfaris and instrumentals by The Shadows in general.
A two-hour long radio special, From Us To You, starring The Beatles, is recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio, London, England, UK, Europe. The show features a duet with Rolf Harris, in which the words of Rolf's hit, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, are altered to include lines such as "Don't ill-treat me pet dingo, Ringo…" Other guests in the show were Susan Maughan, Jeanie Lambe, Kenny Lynch, Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, The Kenny Salmon Seven, and Alan Elsdon’s Jazzband with Mick Emery. The show will be broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on Boxing Day.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows star in a pre-recorded hour-long ATV tv special, Sounds And Sweet Airs, with guest Frank Ifield. John Rostill, who had replaced Shadows' bassist Licorice Locking, makes his public debut with Cliff and The Shadows on this show. The show is transmitted today but Cliff Richard, meanwhile, is in the Canary Islands on holiday.
The Adderley Smith Blues Band plays at Catcher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Bee Gees release their third album, curiously titled The Bee Gees' 1st, in the UK on Polydor Records. [N.B. Their first two albums were released only in Australia, but '1st' was their first British album.]
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The Beatles EP, including the tracks Paperback Writer, We Can Work It Out, Day Tripper and Norwegian Wood, is released on Parlophone Records in Australia, Oceania.
The BBC broadcasts the 500th edition of radio rock show Saturday Club, starring The Bee Gees, The Hollies and The Tremeloes.
The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Seekers play at The ABC, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees record Sound Of Love and Give Your Best in Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Get Back by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Bee Gees record Sweet Summer Rain, You Got To Lose It In The End and Little Red Train at IBC Studios, London, UK, but none of these tracks will be released.
At their own expense, Creedence Clearwater Revival fly music critics and industry bigwigs from all over America to a launch party for their album Pendulum in Berkeley, California, USA.
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The Cure play at The Bowling Club, Bangalow, Australia, Oceania.
XTC play in The Crystal Ballroom, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Triffids release a 12" single, including the tracks Field Of Glass, Bright Lights Big City and Monkey On My Back, on Hot Records in the UK.
The Far Corporation, a whimsical side-project band comprising members of Toto and Foreigner, release a cover version of the Led Zeppelin chestnut Stairway To Heaven. In years to come, the song will receive many more outlandish re-interpretations courtesy of Frank Zappa, Rolf Harris, Dread Zeppelin and others.
The Hoodoo Gurus play at The New Ocean Club, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mlountain View, California, USA.
The Church play at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
On his The Good Son tour, Nick Cave plays the first of two nights at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe.
On his The Touring Principle tour, Gary Numan plays at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their Subliminal Verses World Tour, Slipknot play at RAS Showground, Ascot Vale, Australia.
Blondie play at The Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Stereophonics play at The Arena Entertainment Complex, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania.
Alice Cooper plays at Burswood Theater, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at South Sydney Junior Leagues Rugby Club, Kingsford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Delta Goodrem plays at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
AC/DC play at The Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at The Patriot Centre, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Jessie J plays at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
Kylie Minogue shoots a promo video for her upcoming single, Timebomb, in Chinatown, London, UK.
Prince plays a two-hour long 'secret' gig at Bennett's Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays at The CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Keith Urban visits children in the Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Oceania. While there, he and his actress wife Nicole Kidman sing Amazing Grace for the children.
On her Kiss Me Once tour, Kylie Minogue plays the last of three nights at The O2, London, UK.
On their 14 On Fire Tour The Rolling Stones play at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. While there, singer Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts are allowed to hold the cricket World Cup Trophy in their hands.
Katy Perry is harassed by Australian papparazzi while taking a walk on Obelisk Beach in Sydney, Australia.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Vintage Trouble.
Wolfmother play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 40 Years Live tour, Icehouse play at The Water Ski Club, Mulwala, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Fleet Foxes, Methyl Ethel, Alex Lahey, Allday, Angus And Julia Stone, Anna Lunoe, Camp Cope, Confidence Man, DRAM, DZ Deathrays, Daryl Braithwaite, Dave, Flume, Glass Animals, Julia Jacklin, SLUMBERJACK, The Jungle Giants, The Smith Street Band and Thundamentals play at The Falls Music Festival, Kings Square, Fremantle, Australia, Oceania.
On his As You Were tour, Liam Gallagher plays at The Lair, The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The John Butler Trio plays at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
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