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Humphrey Lyttelton and his band record Bad Penny Blues for Parlophone Records, at IBC Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The song will inspire the keyboard melody for Paul McCartney's 1968 song Lady M adonna, recorded by The Beatles.
Luiz Oscar Niemeyer is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a music promoter, arranging concerts by artists including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Barbra Streisand continues with her month-long residency at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the third of ten nights at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Martha And The Vandellas, led by Motown Records secretary Martha Reeves, are signed to Motown's Gordy label, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells record What's The Matter With You Baby for Motown Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Limbo Party, featuring Chubby Checker, Marvin Gaye, The Crystals, Lou Christie, The Four Seasons, Dick And Deedee, Dee Dee Sharp, The Alley Cats, Steve Alaimo, The Ribbons, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, The Furys, The Majorettes, Bobby Freeman and H.B. Barnum's 30-piece orchestra, plays at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, Caliufornia, USA.
A package tour featuring Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Dee Dee Sharp, The Shirelles, The Checkerboard Band and others plays in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Martha And The Vandellas, backed by The Funk Brothers, record Darling, I Hum Our Song for Gordy Records at Hitsville Studio A, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Temptations record The Way You Do The Things You Do at Motown Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Little Stevie Wonder releases a new single, Castles In The Sand, in the USA.
The Top Ten tracks played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ended on this date are as follows : 1. Dawn The Four Seasons
2. She Loves You The Beatles
3. I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
4. Out of this World Geno Washington
5. Rip Van Winkle The Devotions
6. What's Easy for Two Mary Wells
7. See The Funny Clown Bobby Goldsboro
8. A Woman A Love And A Man Tony Clark
9. Hey Little Cobra The Rip Chords
10. Navy Blue Diane Renay
The Top Ten Singles on WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on this day is as follows :

1. I FEEL FINE/ SHE'S A WOMAN - The Beatles

2. SHE'S NOT THERE - The Zombies

3. MR. LONELY - Bobby Vinton

4. COME SEE ABOUT ME - The Supremes

5. I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD - Herman's Hermits

6. RINGO - Lorne Greene

7. ASK ME - Elvis Presley

8. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE - Johnny Rivers

9. TIME IS ON MY SIDE - The Rolling Stones

10. ANYWAY YOU WANT IT - Dave Clark Five

The Supremes record Stop! In The Name Of Love in Hitsville Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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After several minor hits, The Temptations finally secure a Billboard magazine No1 single in the USA with My Girl – but only for one week.
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The Tamla Motown package tour featuring The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Miracles and Martha And The Vandellas, plus UK band Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames plays at The Odeon, Manchester, UK.
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Jackie Wilson, Chuck Jackson, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, The Temptations, The Drifters, Maxine Brown, Yvonne Fair, Eloise Hester, The Bobby Scott Band and The Joe Scott Band play in Parker Field, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
The Supremes play at Arthur's Nightclub, New York City, USA.
Gladys Knight And The Pips play the fifth of eleven nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Supremes play in The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Stevie Wonder meets President Nixon at The White House, Washington DC, USA.
The Four Tops release a new single, What Is A Man, in the UK on Tamla Motown Records.
The Amboy Dukes play at The Birmingham Palladium, Birmingham, Michigan, USA.
Alice Cooper release their second album Easy Action in the USA.
Bob Ritchie is born in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. He will find success as rap-rocker Kid Rock.
Michael Jackson's third solo single, I Wanna be Where You Are, on Motown Records, enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No16, during a nine-week run.
Diana Ross plays the first of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
On their Zenyatta Mondatta tour The Police play in The Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Diana Ross releases a new single, Let's Go Up / Girls, on RCA Records in the USA.
Motley Crue play in The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Commodores play at The Royal Concert Centre, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Commodores play the first of two nights at The Lakeside Country Club, Camberley, England, UK, Europe.
Alice Cooper plays the last of four sell-out shows at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On her Compositions World Tour, Anita Baker plays at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that several music stars have contributed funds to help Motown star Mary Wells cover the costs of her recent throat surgery at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA. Diana Ross has contributed $15,000, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen $10,000 each and The Temptations $5,000.
Michael Jackson releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous. It will become the second Jackson record to debut at No1, selling 7m copies in the USA, and a further 25m worldwide. It will be the first album ever to spawn eight consecutive UK Top 20 hits.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
The 1996 Sonoria Festival, a three-day event, has its second day in Parco Aquatica, Milan, Italy, Europe. Artists appearing on this day are Iggy Pop, Rage Against the Machine, No Doubt, Placebo, Stiff Little Fingers, The Afghan Whigs, The Orb, Andrea Chimenti, Carmen Consoli, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Edge Park, Freak Power, Giancarlo Onorato, Karma, Lou Dalfin, Mario Venuti and Prozac+.
Diana Ross launches her own range of cosmetics in the USA, in a partnership venture with MAC cosmetics.
Antonio Cantu, chief of forensics for the US Secret Service, testifies in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial in Sanata Maria, California, USA. Cantu says it is possible that fingerprints from Jackson's accuser, found on an adult magazine, could have degraded in the year it took police to test the magazine. He says it would have been preferable for the tests to have been done immediately.
The White Stripes play at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On her Freedom Tour, Alicia Keys plays the second of two nights at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Michael Jackson's home on N. Carolwood Drive, Homby Hills, California, USA, goes up for sale with an asking price of $28,995,000. The 17,171 square foot property, in which Jackson died, includes seven bedrooms, a seven-car garage, and thirteen toilets.
Via his Tumblr page, indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens writes an open letter to Miley Cyrus, offering grammar advice to her on the lyrics of her song Get It Right. In particular he points out that the line, "I been laying in this bed all night long" should really be "I have been lying in this bed all night long." (The erudite fellow doesn't seem to have considered the possibility that Miley might actually have been laying all night long.)
Paul Lamb And The Detroit Breakdown release a new album Ready, Fire, Aim, on EE Records in the UK.
Protomartyr play at Brillobox, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Madonna's Rebel Heart tour comes to an end with the second of two nights at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
In a Facebook posting, Beyonce shows her support for the imminent post-inauguration, anti-Donald Trump Women's March in Washington DC, USA. The march was organized in response to the misogynistic and prejudicial rhetoric he used throughout his campaign. Other famous female musicians supporting the march include Cher, Madonna and Katy Perry.
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On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the third of four shows at The Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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