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Ray Coleman, who will edit UK rock weekly the Melody Maker in the 1960s, is born in Leicester, UK. Coleman will also write authoritative biographies of John Lennon, Eric Clapton and others.
Thomas Thornton is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the early 1960s as Cy Tucker, second vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Earl Preston And The TTs.
A remarkably busy day for The Beatles during which they play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, followed by two evening shows, the first of which is at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, while the second is at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
According to some reports, The Beatles play at The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. According to others, the group was already on board a train heading for Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to begin a second season of live dates in the city.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Aylesbury, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles come to the end of their seven week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein approaches drummer Ringo Starr of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, to see if he'd like to replace Pete Best in The Beatles.
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
EMI Records producer George Martin sees The Beatles play live at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, with a view to recording a live album. Also on the bill are The Fourmost and The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans].
Faron's Famingos play a lunchtime session at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I Think Of You by The Merseybeats.
Further filming for The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night takes place at Marylebone Station, London, UK.
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles is filmed for the movie A Hard Day's Night at a dance school in Notting Hill, London, UK, but the sequence is not used.
Polydor Records in Germany, Europe, release a new single whose A-side features Skinny Minny sung by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers [a pseudonym for The Beatles], while the b-side features Sweet Georgia Brown by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan.
The first pictures of baby Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon of The Beatles, appear in the UK press.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
John Lennon of The Beatles records part of an appearance on UK tv show Not Only
The Searchers, Anita Harris and Jackie Lee appear on UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
The Beatles release their sixth album, Rubber Soul, in Sweden, Europe. On the same day, The Rising Sons, featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, record If The River Was Whiskey [Divin, Duck Blues], Flyin' So High and .44 Blues, in Hollywood, California, USA.
The double-A-sided Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out by The Beatles reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for five weeks.
A UK silver disc is awarded to the hit single Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles.
The Beatles EP [extended player] Magical Mystery Tour is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles' latest single, Lady Ma donna, is released in the USA on Capitol Records.
For the year ended on this date, The Beatles And Co partnership has earned
Paul McCartney of The Beatles announces that his wife Linda is expecting a baby. Later in the day, they leave for a holiday in France, Europe.
Ringo Starr throws a New Year's Eve party in his North London, UK, house, at which the guests include George Harrison, Lulu, radio deejay Kenny Everett and actor Michael Caine.
Legendary Liverpool 'supergroup' Big In Japan, plays its final date, at Eric's, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. The group's membership had included Ian Broudie (later of Lightning Seeds], Dave Balfe [later of Teardrop Explodes], Bill Drummond [later of KLF], Budgie [later of Siouxsie And The Banshees] and Holly Johnson [later of Frankie Goes To Hollywood].
George Harrison and his family stop over in the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, USA, on their way back to the UK from Miami.
Echo and the Bunnymen play at The Caber Fay Hotel, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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Queen Elizabeth of England officially opens The Beatles Maze at the International Garden Festival, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney holds a press conference in Chicago, Illinois, to promote his new single, No More Lonely Nights.
Michael Jackson visits Paul McCartney for two days at his farmhouse in Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon's Aunt Mimi reveals in UK Sunday tabloid The People that, "John is always with me. Sometimes I imagine I can see him."
On their Strange Behaviour tour, Duran Duran play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Kathryn Williams plays at The MAC, Manchester, England, UK.
The Wonder Stuff play at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
Paul McCartney plays the first of two nights at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The shows will set a new record for the highest-ever two-night attendance in the stadium's 97-year history.
Curtis Stigers plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Kathryn Williams releases her eighth album, The Quickening, on One Little Indian Records in the UK.
On his OMG Tour, Usher plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Echo Arena Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.