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Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal plays at The Town Meadows, Rochdale, England, UK, Europe. One hundred and twenty four years later, while filming the promotional video for Strawberry Fields Forever in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, John Lennon of The Beatles visits an antique shop and buys a circus poster advertising this performance. The text of the poster will, in due course, inspire the lyrics of Lennon's song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.
John Tobler is born. In 1969, he will become the co-founder (with Pete Frame) of the UK's most influential underground rock magazine, Zigzag, and will go on to become a respected journalist, author and record company owner.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Derry And The Seniors and Cass And The Cassanovas.
The Beatles' latest single, From Me To You, is released in Sweden, Europe, on Odeon Records.
The Beatles play at The Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Undertakers, Sonny Webb And The Cascades, The Coasters and The Dennisons.
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Producer George Martin records additional keyboard parts for The Beatles' tracks Money and I Wanna Be Your Man in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles tape an appearance on the tv show Scene At 6.30 in Studio 4, Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Using footage filmed months earlier, The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite in the USA runs a story about the phenomenon of Beatlemania, inspired by the success of The Beatles, in the United Kingdom. Marsha Albert, a young music fan listening to the radio broadcast will write to her local radio station, WWDC, in Washington DC, and ask to have a Beatles' track played. The response to the track, played on December 17, will quickly put it into heavy rotation.
UK pop paper the Melody Maker features an advertisement for 'Decca recording artistes Steve Marriott And The Frantiks'. The group will have little success, but Marriott will subsequently find fame as leader of The Small Faces and Humble Pie.
The Small Faces release a new single, Itchycoo Park, in the UK on Immediate Records.
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The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein buys a house at 24 Chapel Street, Belgravia, London, England, UK.
In the Superior Court, San Jose, California, USA, a $530,000 (about £185,000) breach of contract law suit is filed by Tempo Productions against The Beatles and their Californian promoters, Mr. Pauli Catalana and Mr. Norman Weiss. The suit contends that Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, agreed orally with Tempo to stage a concert in San Mateo county on or about 31 August, but that Catalana and Weiss persuaded Epstein to repudiate the contract.
The Creation play at The Side Saddle Club, Doncaster, England, UK.
The Four Dimension play an afternoon show at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Byrds play the second of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Warlocks, later to become The Grateful Dead, record a demo of their song Can't Come Down for Autumn Records at Golden Gate Recorders, San Francisco, California, USA. Also recording tracks during the same session are Dino Valenti and Judy Mac.
The Small Faces play in The Plaza And Ritz, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Procol Harum release a new single, A Whiter Shade Of Pale, in the UK on Deram Records.
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John Lennon of The Beatles is released from hospital in Scotland, UK, Europe, where he has spent five days following a car accident.
Buffalo Springfield play the second of three nights at The Cheetah, Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Seeds and The Lollipop Shoppe.
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 play the first of two nights at The Cheetah, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
McDuck and Allmen Joy play at The Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Herd and Jo Jo Gunne play at Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, England, UK, Europe.
Alexander's Timeless Bloozband, Jerry Steig And The Satyrs, The Sons of Champlin and The Fourth Way play the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Mad River and Seeds Of Time play at The Retinal Circus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Spirit and The Illinois Speed Press play the second of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nice record a live session for BBC radio in London, England, UK, Europe, including a version of Frank Zappa's Lumpy Gravy.
Quicksilver Messenger Service plays at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Beatles continue work on Maxwell's Silver Hammer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Donovan plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Tyrannosaurus Rex play at the Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK.
Jimi Hendrix flies to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to face drugs charges, with business associate Bob Levine plus witness Sharon Lawrence and Jeanette Jacobs.
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The World Wildlife Fund charity compilation album No One's Gonna Change Our World is released in the UK. It features The Beatles' track Across The Universe - marking the first time a Beatles track has appeared on a non-Beatles' album.
Love, supported by Colosseum, play in The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Santana play at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the second of three nights at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany, Europe.
Vivian Carter, co-founder of influential Chicago-based 50's r'n'b label Vee-Jay Records, dies. Her label was the first to release recordings by The Beatles in the USA.
During a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, Paul McCartney suggests that the surviving three members of The Beatles should re-unite, but he is quickly rebuffed by George Harrison who states that, "there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead."
Phish play at 23 East Caberet, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi rules that the FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on The Beatles' member John Lennon to a professor who has waged a more than twenty-year legal battle to get the documents. Takasugi rejected US government arguments that releasing the last ten pages would pose a national security risk because a foreign government secretly provided the information.
Robin Trower plays at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with Tommy Emmanuel.
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