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The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, including a purpose-built Austin organ with 4,518 pipes, is gifted by transport and real estate entrepreneurs the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego, California, USA. It will be used for free public concerts in Balboa Park.
Ross S. Bagdasarian is born in Fresno, California, USA. He will grow up to become the voice of The Chipmunks, and will score a solo hit in 1958, Witch Doctor, under the name David Seville.
Hugh Mendl is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will become a celebrated record producer with Decca Records, responsible for Lonnie Donegan's first recordings, which launched the skiffle craze and led to the birth of British rock'n'roll. In the 1960s, he will be instrumental in bringing David Bowie and Genesis to Decca and will produce The Moody Blues' album Days of Future Passed.
Hammond organ duo Ralph and Buddy Bonds come to the end of a season at The Cadillac, Cumberland, Maryland, USA.
Banner Thomas, who will find success as the bassist of Molly Hatchet during the band's earliest and most commercially successful years as a recording act, is born in Orange Park, Florida, USA.
Mark Dinning headlines the WVOK Shower Of Stars show at Birmingham Armory, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, supported by Brenda Lee and George Morgan.
Brook Benton, Dinah Washington and Dion And The Belmonts play the fifth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
UK r'n'b pioneers Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, featuring Cyril Davies, begin a Thursday night residency at The Marquee Club [formerly a jazz-only venue] in Soho, London, UK, which continues until the end of the year.
Bobby Darin plays the seventh of twelve nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
The musical Stop The World - I Want to Get Off, with songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, plays at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 555 performances.
The Graham Bond Trio plays at The Flamingo Club in Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. Two members of the trio, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, will go on to become founder members of The Cream with Eric Clapton.
The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, later to become Manfred Mann, play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell and organist Jimmy Smith record Easy Living at A + R Studios, New York City, USA, for their Verve Records album Blue Bash!
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Zombies play at Southwest Herts College Of Further Education, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
The Animals play another gig at The Scene Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the single Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five.
The Animals reach No1 in both the Billboard and Cash Box Singles Charts in the USA, with House Of The Rising Sun, which has been reduced in length to suit the dictates of American radio programmers, by the simple expedient of removing Alan Price's organ solo.
The Animals play at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France, Europe.
The Zombies notch up their second Billboard Singles Chart entry in the USA with Tell Her No.
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Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Zombies, Bobby Vee and Heinz play at the City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Georgie Fame releases a new album, Fame At Last, Featuring Yeah, Yeah, in Canada on Capitol Records.
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs peaks at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA. It will go on to sell 3m copies worldwide.
Manfred Mann release a new EP, The One In The Middle, on HMV Records in the UK. The EP includes their version of the Bob Dylan song With God On Our Side.
The Steam Packet play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Street, upper Edmonton, North London, England, UK. The group includes Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll.
The Alan Price Combo plays at Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Skyliners.
Sandie Shaw and The Paramounts [later to become Procol Harum] play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK.
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The Small Faces play in The Mariner Ballroom, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe
The Animals begin a two-week radio and TV promotion tour of the UK.
Soft Machine play at The Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Vanilla Fudge appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Traffic play at The Sherwood, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Manfred Mann's version of the Bob Dylan song The Mighty Quinn peaks at No6 in the Go-Set magazine Australian National Top 40 Singles chart.
Count Basie and Georgie Fame play at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Procol Harum play the second of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Doors, The Shaggs and Genetic Dryft play at The District Fairgrounds, Fresno, California, USA.
Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger play at The Black Prince, Bexley, England, UK, Europe.
UK radio show Top Gear features Donovan and The Nice.
The Nice release their debut single, America, in the UK. The track, an organ-dominated prog-rock re-interpretation of the Leonard Bernstein showstopper from the musical West Side Story, will land the group deep in controvery.
Georgie Fame and James Cotton play at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
An anti-war festival takes place at Shea Stadium, New York City, USA, featuring Steppenwolf, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield and more.
A medical report by Paris-based Dr. Max Vassille into the death of Jim Morrison of The Doors concludes that he died of a heart attack, and rules it as a natural death.
Trilogy play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Ultimate Silly Tour, Haze play at The Rock Club, Tonypandy, Wales, UK, Europe.
Beyonce wins the Woman of the Year Award and Lady Gaga wins the Rising Star Award, at Billboard magazine's annual Women In Music luncheon, in The Pierre Hotel, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, UK.
The Los Angeles Coroner's Office announces that the recent death of Keith Emerson, keyboardist with The Nice and Emerson, Lake And Palmer, was suicide. Emerson was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Santa Monica, California, USA. He suffered for many years with a painful nerve condition, and was thought to have become depressed.
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