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B.B.King reaches No1 in the Billboard R And B Singles chart in the USA with You Didn't Want Me.
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley becomes the first rock'n'roll song to exceed three million sales in the USA.
Sam Cooke suffers minor eye injuries and Lou Rawls is also injured in a car crash near Marion, Arkansas, which kills their chauffeur, Edward Cunningham.
Aspiring pop singer Bryan Davies makes his tv debut on the Channel Seven television show Teen Time in Sydney, Australia. Within a year, he will score a No1 hit single there with Dream Girl.
James Brown records I Love You, Yes I Do in King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers play the eleventh night of a two-week season at McKie's Disc Jockey Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Foolish Doubts at United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Graham Bond performs at The Marquee, London, UK, for the first time, as support act to Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, who have now added a regular Monday show to their long-standing Thursday residency.
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The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Combo plays a Lunchtime Session in the Agogo Club, 1 North Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe.
Manfred Mann releases a new single, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, in the UK. The song is a cover version of an American hit single by The Exciters.
The Brian Auger Trinity play at The Marquee, London, UK.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Palais, Wimbledon, UK.
Steve Marriott of The Small Faces invites rock manager Don Arden to see the group play four nights from now.
Eddie Campbell, keyboard player with Texas, is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
John Lennon of The Beatles has his first opportunity to try out a new musical instrument, a Mellotron, at IBC Studios, Portland Place, London, UK. Highly impressed, he declares, 'I must have one of these.'
The Zombies, appear on UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at Manor_House, London, England, UK.
London-based music biz manager Giorgio Gomelsky holds a party for visiting American bluesman Buddy Guy. The event becomes a jam session featuring Stevie Winwood of The Spencer Davis Group, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf of The Yardbirds, Zoot Money and Brian Auger. When things become a little rowdy, the police bring a halt to the celebration.
The Spencer Davis Group play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Young Rascals play at The Phone Booth, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The Sir Douglas Quintet plays at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England, UK, Europe.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Dave Clark Five and Charlie Rich play at The Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Booker T And The MG's release a new single, Be My Lady, on RCA Records in the UK.
Pink Floyd, Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds, Paul Jones, The Alan Price Set, Peter And Gordon and Jackie Trent perform live at The Royal Albert Hall, London, in 'You're Joking' a fund-raising concert for Oxfam, which also features comedy acts such as Peter Cook And Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron and The Alberts.
William Bell, backed by Booker T And The MG's, records Everybody Loves A Winner, It's Happening All Over and You're Such A Sweet Thing for Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Top Ten Singles being played on KGB Radio, San Diego, California, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. (Sittin' On The) Dock of the Bay Otis Redding

2. Kiss Me Goodbye Petula Clark

3. La La Means I Love You The Delphonics

4. The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann

5. Words The Bee Gees

6. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Madeleine Bell

7. Love is Blue Paul Mauriat

8. Young Girl Union Gap

9. Everything That Touches You The Association

10. I Thank You Sam And Dave

Steppenwolf, Charley Musselwhite, The 4th Way and The Indian Head Band play the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Barry Goldberg Reunion, supported by Pacific Gas And Electric, plays the second of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced that songwriter, keyboardist and arranger Al Kooper has joined the pop A+R department of Columbia Records in New York City, USA, as a producer.
Procol Harum, The Rationals, SRC, Thyme, The MC5, Jagged Edge, The Psychedelic Stooges, Frost and Children play in The Oakland Pop Festival, Baldwin Pavilion, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. Although billed to appear, Pink Floyd, Howlin' Wolf and Chrysalis do not play.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent.
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Traffic play the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Nice play at The Starlight Room, Boston, England, UK, Europe.
Get Back by The Beatles, with Billy Preston on organ, spends the first of five weeks at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. On the same day it also goes to No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, and in the Canadian Singles Chart.
Deep Purple play at Bennet Concert Hall, Birmingham, UK.
The Soft Machine play in Eindhoven, Holland, Europe.
Yes play at The Gun Tavern, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Electric Garden, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Mother Earth play the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Argent and Mocha Chip.
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol2 enters the Billboard US albums chart where it will peak at No14 during a seventeen-week run.
Deep Purple release their sixth album, Machine Head, on Purple Records in the UK.
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Isaac Hayes, with Mike Storen, Avron Fogelman and Kemmons Wilson, take over ownership of the American Basketball Association team the Memphis Tams in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Paul Revere, founder and leader of Paul Revere And The Raiders, gets married (for the second time) at a Raiders show to Sandra Sue Campbell.
Squeeze play at The Other Cinema, London, England, UK, Europe.
Squeeze play the second of two nights at C.B.G.B.'s, New York City, USA.
The Band plays a reunion concert at the Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The first Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Rogue Lounge in Providence, New Jersey . Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Damon and Naomi, Papas Fritas, Bardo Pond, Olivia Tremor Control and V.Majestic.