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Charles Manson is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Manson will find notoriety as a hippy cult leader in California in the 60s, responsible for the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and others in a massacre said to have been at least partly inspired by Manson's interpretations of The Beatles' song Helter Skelter. Manson, keen to establish a career as a singer-songwriter, also attached himself to Dennis Wilson of The Beach BoyS for some time but Wilson managed to extricate himself from Manson's clutches.
The Beatles play the penultimate night of a season at the Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, after which they will switch to The Kaiserkeller.
Rory Storm And The Wild Ones and Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes play a lunchtime session at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
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 Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, and an evening session at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at St John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Tony Sheridan releases the EP Mr. Twist on Polydor Records in France, Europe. The EP includes three tracks recorded in Germany in 1961 with The Beatles as his backing group, plus the instrumental Cry For A Shadow which features The Beatles on their own.
Little Richard and The Beatles play the fifth night of a two-week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany.
Vee-Jay Records sign a written agreement with Transglobal Music Co., Inc. which grants Vee-Jay the exclusive right to manufacture and sell phonograph records made from two of The Beatles' master tapes, Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.
Acker Bilk is presented with three Billboard Awards during his appearance on the ABC-tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. In attendance at the presentation of the awards are John Lennon of The Beatles, Alma Cogan, The Brook Brothers, Frankie Vaughan, Mike Berry, Sam Costa, Chris Barber and presenter Brian Matthew.
A live session by The Beatles, recorded on April 1 at The Piccadilly Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, is broadcast by the BBC in the UK.
The Merseybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bo Diddley is in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe where, wearing a gold brocade suit, he mimes to Pretty Thing for the tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, which will be transmitted six days later. As well as Bo, The Duchess and Jerome Green, the show also features Freddy Cannon, Mike Berry, The Big Three, The Tornados and Pete Maclaine And The Clan.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Tommy Roe, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, Heinz And The Saints, The Dennisons and Johnny Sandon And The Remo Four play at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Searchers, Bob Luman, Freddie And The Dreamers, and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, The Karl Denver Trio, The Tornados, Marty Wilde, Daryl Quist, Dickie Pride, Larry Burns and The Ramblers play at The ABC, Lincoln, England, UK, Europe.
The Escorts play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Seekers, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes and others play in the Valentine Charity Pop Show at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
German rock band The Rattles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Top Merseybeat band The Mojos play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Satellites.
The Rolling Stones appear live on UK tv show Ready Steady Go!, in London, UK, to promote their new single, It's All Over Now. Cilla Black, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, Kenny Lynch and The Nashville Teens appear in the same edition.
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Paddy, Klaus And Gibson release the single I Wanna Know, on Pye Records in the UK. The group had been 'discovered' at London's Pickwick Club by The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein.
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Billy J. Kramer plays at Bobby James Ballroom, Ayr, Scotland, UK.
Hermans Hermits, The Fortunes, Wayne Fontana and Billy Fury play at the Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Marquee Show, featuring Manfred Mann, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Paul and Barry Ryan, Gary Farr And The T-Bones, the Mark Leeman Five and The Scaffold, plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.The Yardbirds, listed to be on the show, miss the gig when their van suffers a puncture on the M1 motorway.
The Who, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, The Graham Bond Organisation, Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages abd Hamilton And The Hamilton Movement play at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles film a promo clip for Paperback Writer in the grounds of Chiswick House, London, UK, with director Tony Bramwell.
The Beatles undertake the final snippet of recording for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band – strange noises, gibberish and a high-pitched whistle – to be used in the run-out groove of the second side of the album.
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The Beatles are filming scenes for their tv special, Magical Mystery Tour, at the Raymond Revuebar, Walker's Court, London, UK.
The Beatles company Apple Corps moves to 3 Savile Row, London, England, UK, Europe, which had been purchased a month earlier for £500,000.
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During their Hey Jude sessions, The Beatles record whimsical versions of St. Louis Blues and Las Vegas Tune in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, but neither track is officially released.
Hey Jude by The Beatles is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA
The Beatles release their latest single, Something/Come Together, in Sweden, Europe, on Apple Records.
Gene Pitney, Clodagh Rodgers and Badfinger play at The City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
The fund-raising triple-album, Concert For Bangladesh is released in the USA on Apple Records, featuring live performances from George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and others.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at The Stateside Centre, Bournemouth, UK, supported by The Sound.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at Rheinterrassen, Bonn, Germany, Europe.
Two People play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
China Crisis play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
On their Strange Behaviour tour, Duran Duran play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at The Palasport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
The Streets play at the O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK.
Paul McCartney makes a surprise appearance at Ringo Starr's 70th birthday performance in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Lady Gaga is the featured guest on Dick Clark's annual New Year's Rockin' Eve tv special from Times Square, New York City, USA. When Justin Bieber sings The Beatles' Let It Be, he is joined by Carlos Santana. Also on the show are Pitbull, Drake and Cee-Lo Green.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jackie Lomax dies aged 69 on the Wirral Peninsula, near Liverpool, UK. Lomax found success as a member of The Undertakers, but also enjoyed an acclaimed solo career.