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Psychedelia

Benny Thurman is born in Austin, Texas, USA. He will play bass guitar for 60s psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
A third appearance is recorded by The Beatles for tv show People And Places, in Studio 4, Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Local group The Zombies win first prize in the Herts Beat Music Contest at Watford Town Hall, Hertfordshire, UK.
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The Yardbirds play at The Astoria Ballroom, Oldham, UK, and appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops, performing For Your Love.
The Yardbirds play at The Ricky-Tick Club, Windsor, UK.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles spends £37,000 on a new house, Sunny Heights, in Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK.
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Polydor Records in Japan, Asia, release an EP by The Beatles, featuring the tracks My Bonnie, Why, Ain't She Sweet and Cry For A Shadow, all of which were recorded in Germany, before The Beatles became successful.
San Francisco-based innovator Bill Ham demonstrates a complex system of lights and slides which he calls a "light show". This will become a vital ingredient for rock shows in the psychedelic era.
The Byrds are recording their first version of Eight Miles High for Columbia Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Upcoming psychedelic bands Pink Floyd and Soft Machine perform at the launch party for London-based underground newspaper International Times, in The Roundhouse, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe. Despite still living with Chrissie Shrimpton, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones turns up with his new girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
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Tom Paxton, Judy Collins and The Incredible String Band play at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Bill Collins, manager of The Iveys, meets The Beatles' road manager, Mal Evans, and is invited to a Beatles' recording session for Within You, Without You in Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe. Collins talks to Paul during the session, and Paul expresses an interest in hearing The Iveys.
Happy Together by The Turtles knocks The Beatles' Penny Lane from the top of the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
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Blue Cheer and Sopwith Camel play the first of two nights at the California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Beatles film a live insert to their Yellow Submarine animated movie at Twickenham Film Studios near London, England, UK, Europe.
San Francisco hippy band Moby Grape and English band Procol Harum play the second of two nights at The Anderson Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Beacon Street Union are playing at The Scene, New York City, USA.
The Mothers of Invention and James Cotton play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Recording of the original soundtrack album for the hippy musical Hair is completed at RCA Studio B, New York City, USA.
Jimi Hendrix is arrested on drugs charges as he passes through customs from the USA into Canada at Toronto.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, play at San Fernando Valley State College, California, USA. Also on the bill are Taj Mahal and Sweetwater.
Jefferson Airplane record Would You Like A Snack at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, with the participation of Frank Zappa, who co-wrote the track.
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles and Mary Hopkin are filmed at Intertel Sudios, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe, for a David Frost tv special to be shown in the USA.
Procession play at The Go-Set Ball in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania. This is their final Australian gig before leaving to base themselves permanently in the UK, Europe.
Albert King plays the third of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, supported by Evergreen Blueshoes.
The Beatles are in EMI Studio Two, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, working on vocals for George Harrison's song Not Guilty, which will never be completed.
Pacific Gas And Electric play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Fever Tree.
Pink Floyd play at The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK.
Shiva's Head Band play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Blues Image.
Fleetwood Mac, The Tremeloes, Marmalade, Georgie Fame, Love Sculpture, The Move, Pink Floyd, Keef Hartley, Status Quo, Duster Bennett, Dream Police and Van Der Graaf Generator play at The Pop And Blues Festival, Notts County Football Ground, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The 12th Berkeley Folk Festival begins at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. Artists appearing over the four days of the event include Doug Kershaw, The Youngbloods, Country Joe McDonald, John Fahey, Commander Cody, Charley Musselwhite, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Sam Hinton.
Echo and the Bunnymen hold their bizarre Crystal Day in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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Status Quo play at Farringdon Road Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
On their Alone And Together tour, Bob Dylan And The Grateful Dead play at Anaheim Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
It is reported that, following complaints about traffic, loitering and public urination, at a recent Grateful Dead concert, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, has decided not to invite the band to play at the university campus again.
Super Furry Animals play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA, supported by Lenny Kravitz.
The Flaming Lips play the second of two nights at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Dean And Britta play Galaxie 500 at The Gary And Laura Maurer Concert Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with special guest Advance Base.
Temples play at Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
It is reported in Businessweek that Mark Andes of 60s California rock band Spirit is planning to sue Led Zeppelin over the musical similarity of their song Stairway To Heaven to the Spirit song Taurus.
Signe Toly Anderson, the original vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, dies at her home in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, aged 74, having suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for some while. Her death comes on the same day as former bandmate Paul Kantner.
Phish play the second of four nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.,
Ed King, guitarist for psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies of cancer, aged 68, at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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