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Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal plays at The Town Meadows, Rochdale, UK. One hundred and twenty four years later, while filming the promotional video for Strawberry Fields Forever in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, John Lennon of The Beatles visits an antique shop and buys a circus poster advertising this performance. The text of the poster will, in due course, form the lyrics of Lennon's song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.
Bob Weston, who will play guitar with Fleetwood Mac in the early 70s, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Liverpool-born hitmaker Frankie Vaughan enters the UK singles chart with Man On Fire/Wanderin' Eyes, which will peak at No6 during a twelve-week run.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles takes part in the second of four performances of Saint Joan, a school play at Liverpool Institute, Liverpool, UK. McCartney is cast in the role of 'Assessor'.
When The Silver Beatles (later to become The Beatles] play at The Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, UK, they have a new drummer, Norman Chapman.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Genes, who will later change their name to The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at the Kingsway Club, in The Palace Hotel, Southport, UK.
The Beatles BBC radio session, recorded the previous day is broadcast throughout the UK at 5.00pm, without Hello Little Girl.
The Beatles play two shows at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Little Richard and The Beatles play the third night of a two-week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at La Scala, Runcorn, UK.
Dave Clark Five, Mark Wynter, Susan Maughan and compere Alan Field play the second night in a week of shows at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Pete Best, former drummer of The Beatles, flies to America to appear on the tv show I've Got A Secret.
Mose Allison plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Gary Farr And The T-Bones.
The Searchers enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with their cover version of Love Potion No9, which will give them their highest American chart placing, peaking at No3. (It was originally a hit in 1959 for The Clovers).
A new Aston Martin DB5 is delivered to George Harrison of The Beatles at his Kinfauns estate, Claremount Park, Surrey, UK. The delivery is made by Brydor Cars, a company owned by the band's manager Brian Epstein.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Tears by Ken Dodd enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles attends a cabaret show by Frances Faye at The Talk Of The Town, London, with his girlfriend Jane Asher.
Billy Fury plays at The Empire, Neath, Wales, UK, and also at Llanelly Glen, Wales, UK.
Jazz pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn records And I Love Her, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City.
The Beatles single Michelle is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles film a promo clip for Paperback Writer in the grounds of Chiswick House, London, UK with director Tony Bramwell.
Dusty Springfield is performing in the pantomime Merry King Cole at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK.
Lady Ma donna by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are filmed in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for an upcoming tv documentary entitled All My Loving.
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Criss records Eleanor Rigby, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in New York City, USA, for the album Rockin' In Rhythm on Prestige Records.
During their Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Bed-In, John Lennon and Yoko Ono record Give Peace A Chance with vocal assistance from acid guru Timothy Leary, record producer Phil Spector, beat poet Allen Ginsberg and comedian Tommy Smothers.
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The Beatles continue to work on You Never Give Me Your Money at EMI's Abbey Road studios, London, UK.
John Lennon of The Beatles is interviewed in Apple HQ, London, UK, by David Wigg for BBC Radio 1 show Scene And Heard.
When Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (including Eric Clapton) play at the Town Hall, Birmingham, UK, they are joined by George Harrison of The Beatles on guitar.
Jim McCartney, father of Paul McCartney of The Beatles is cremated at Landican Cemetery, near Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, UK.
Paul McCartney begins three weeks of recording sessions at Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
George Harrison and his family stop over in the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, USA, on their way back to the UK from Miami.
On his I'm The Man tour, Joe Jackson plays at The University, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at The F Club, Leeds, UK, supported by The Sound.
Paul McCartney appears as the subject of long-running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, in the UK. His choices include tracks by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, John Lennon, Gene Vincent, The Coasters and Little Richard.
The Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson promo video for their new single Say, Say, Say is given its first showing on UK tv by the Channel Four show The Tube.
Samson, supported by Gary Moore, play a gig in Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
Brand New Lover by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart, where it will peak at No15 during a nine-week run.
Wet Wet Wet and Billy Bragg reach No1 in the UK pop singles chart with their double A-side Childline charity cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends and She's Leaving Home.
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Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson smash a US singles chart record held by The Beatles for 25 years when their new single Scream enters the Billboard Hot 100 at number five. The Fab Four's Let It Be had entered at number six in 1970.
Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] presides over the second day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs
Photographer Pattie Boyd has her first worldwide gallery premier at the San Francisco Exchange, San Francisco, California, USA. Over the years, Patti has taken shots of many celebrities with a portfolio which includes her two ex-husbands, George Harrison and Eric Clapton, plus Ronnie Wood, Marianne Faithful, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Jagger and B.B. King.
Paul McCartney and Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers are among the celebs attending the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Colin Vearncombe, best-known as the singer and songwriter Black, dies as a result of a car accident in Ireland, sixteen days earlier. He had been in a medically-induced coma at the intensive care unit of Cork University Hospital since the accident.