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Phil Seaman is born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. He will play drums with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes and, as the resident drummer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, he will play with Stan Getz, Joe Harriet and others. Seaman will also be heard on several 1960's British pop hits, including Cilla Black's Anyone Who Had a Heart.
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.
Liverpool-born Frankie Vaughan is on the bill when rock'n'roll comes to the Royal Variety Performance for the first time with a show at The London Palladium, London, UK, featuring Tommy Steele, alongside Count Basie, Max Bygraves, Mario Lanza, Alma Cogan and others.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, and also at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Tony Sheridan and The Beatles sign a one-year recording contract with Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Records in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Hull, 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.
The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Remo Four and others play an all-night session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers play at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. Liverpudlian drummer Richard Starkey has now joined the group. Starkey will find greater fame as Ringo Starr of The Beatles.
The Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by an evening show at The Tower, New Brighton, Wallasey, and a late-night gig at The Technical College, Birkenhead.
Teen heart-throb Billy Fury leaves the UK for a working holiday in America.
A third appearance is recorded by The Beatles for tv show People And Places, in Manchester, UK.
The Beatles play at The Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Cheshire, UK.
A performance contract is drawn up between Jersey based concert promoter Les De La Mare and The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein for The Beatles to play four dates at the Springfield Ballroom, Jersey, UK, Europe, during August 1963. For their efforts The Beatles will receive £1000.
Roy Orbison's British tour continues at The Granada, Woolwich, London, England, UK, with The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers and Louise Cordet as supporting acts. By this stage of the tour, The Beatles have been promoted to the headline act.
How Do You Do It by Gerry And The Pacemakers reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Beatles release their latest single, I Want To Hold Your Hand b/w Hold Me Tight, on Odeon Records in France, Europe.
The Big Three are recorded by Decca Records playing a live lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Riot Squad play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Eden Kane and The Pilgrims.
Love Me Do by The Beatles reaches No1 in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
The Beatles release a new single, I Feel Fine/She's A Woman, in Japan on Odeon Records.
Cilla Black appears on UK tv's Eamonn Andrews Show, singing Ol' Man River.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles go to the offices of NEMS Enterprises in London, England, UK, Europe, where they are interviewed by deejay Brian Matthew for the UK radio show Pop Profile.
UK pop paper the NME (New Musical Express) publishes its annual readers' poll results, with winners listed as follows : World Male Singer - Elvis Presley World Music Personality - Elvis Presley British Male Singer - Cliff Richard British Vocal Personality - John Lennon Single of The Year - Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones.
The Beatles film a promo clip for Paperback Writer in the grounds of Chiswick House, London.
The Beatles play at Cirkus Krone, Munich, Germany, Europe.
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Otis Redding releases a new single, his version of Day Tripper in the UK on Stax Records. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Ringo Starr, his wife Maureen and their poodle Tiger fly from Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, to Liverpool. They are going to visit their parents.
Wayne Fontana plays at The Shakespeare, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
WABC Radio in New York City, USA, publishes its Top Ten Singles Of The Year, as follows :
  1. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
  2. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
  3. Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  4. Get Back - The Beatles
  5. Crimson and Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
  6. Dizzy - Tommy Roe
  7. Jean - Oliver
  8. Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations
  9. Touch Me - The Doors
  10. Hair - The Cowsills
With Phil Spector as producer, The Plastic Ono Band (featuring John Lennon of The Beatles) record Instant Karma in EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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George Harrison enters the UK albums chart with Extra Texture (Read All About It), which will peak at No16 during a four-week run.
George Melly with John Chilton's Feetwarmers plays at Flanagan's Railway Hotel, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hambi And The Dance play at Pickwick's, Liverpool, UK.
The Undertakers play at The Beacon Centre, Hassocks, England, UK, Europe, supported by Torture Garden.
Howard Jones, Holly Johnson, Pete Wylie and The Icicle Works contribute to the charity album Live In World, released today. Funds go to the Phoenix House charity for drug and alcohol addicts.
For the second time in a month, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney are arrested for possession of marijuana, this time at Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe.
Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release their second album, Another Bite Of The Apple.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Echo And The Bunnymen, Eminem, Faithless, Julian Casablancas, Mumford And Sons, Newton Faulkner, Paolo Nutini, The Prodigy, Thirty Seconds to Mars and We Are Scientists play in The Oxegen Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Ireland, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
The Saturdays play at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
St Vincent plays at The O2 Academy, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.