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Mary Hopkin is born in Pontardawe, Wales. As a protege of Paul McCartney of The Beatles, she will have a smash hit in 1968 with Those Were the Days.
Having failed all his exams except art, future guitarist of The Beatles, George Harrison leaves school, planning to find a job to support him while playing with local Liverpool, UK, group The Quarrymen. On the same day, Ricky Nelson releases a new single, Sweeter Than You, on Imperial Records in the USA.
The Two Red Shoes Ballroom is opened as a jazz venue in Elgin, Scotland, UK, by local entrepreneur Albert Bonici. It will go on to become a rock music venue, most famously when The Beatles play there in January 1963.
A remarkably busy day for The Beatles during which they play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, followed by two evening shows, the first of which is at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, while the second is at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
A third appearance is recorded by The Beatles for tv show People And Places, in Studio 4, Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Ron White, General Manager of EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe, writes to Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, to tell him that the company is not interested in working with the group.
The Beatles play three shows in one day. Two at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by a supper-club engagement at The Cabaret Club, Liverpool.
The Beatles play at The Majestic Ballroom, Crewe, UK.
Liverpool, UK's Merseybeat music newspaper reports that local beat music quartet The Beatles are finding a wider audience, via bookings in parts of England as far afield as Manchester, Swindon, Rhyl, Crewe, Chester and Warrington.
The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by another Riverboat Shuffle, sailing down The Mersey.
The Beatles play at The Oasis, Manchester, UK.
The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles release their second single, Please Please Me, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
Peter And Gordon record A World Without Love at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
New York Times critic Theodore Strongin notes that, "The Beatles have a tendency to build phrases around unresolved leading tones. This precipitates the ear into a false modal frame that temporarily turns the firth of the scale into the tonic, momentarily suggesting the Mixolydian mode. But everything always ends a plain diatonic all the same."
I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles returns to No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart, in an ongoing see-saw for the top slot with another Beatles song, I Want To Hold Your Hand.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles buys a racehorse, Drake's Drum, at a cost of
The Top Ten records played on WCOL Radio in Columbus, Ohio, USA, for the week ended on this date are as follows :
1. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
3. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
4. A Hard Days Night -
The Beatles
5. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
6. Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan And Dean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. Walk Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
9. Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
10. Worry - Johnny Tillotson
Work starts on another album by The Beatles at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. As yet un-named, it will be released as Beatles For Sale. On this day they record Baby's In Black.
The Beatles are featured in the BBC radio show Top Gear in the UK.
In Obertauern, Austria, Europe, The Beatles continue filming scenes for their second film, Help!, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You On this day they are filmed on a terrace and in the snow.
In Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, leaders of the Koes Bersaudara dance band are arrested on charges of subversion, for playing songs by The Beatles.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles spends £37,000 on a new house, Sunny Heights, in Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK.
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The Beatles' second movie Help! premieres in New York City, USA.
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The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen have a son, Zak Starkey, at Queen Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
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The Beatles begin work on We Can Work It Out, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
The Beatles' album Rubber Soul is given a gold record award by the RIAA in the USA. On the same day, John Lennon of The Beatles gives his MBE to his Aunt Mimi for safekeeping.
The Beatles single Paperback Writer is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
Flutes, trumpets, piccolos and a flugelhorn are overdubbed onto The Beatles' song Penny Lane at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
A compilation LP, The Beatles Greatest Hits Volume 2, is released in Australia, Oceania, only.
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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The Top Ten albums in the UK on this date are as follows :

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

2. Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack

3. Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently - Val Doonican

4. Reach Out - The Four Tops

5. British Motown Chartbusters - Various Artists

6. Their Satanic Majesties Request - Rolling Stones

7. Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck

8. 13 Smash Hits - Tom Jones

9. Axis : Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Exprerience

10. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones - The Monkees

Petula Clark begins a week of dates at The Place Des Arts, Montreal, Canada. During the week she goes to visit John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Montreal Bed-In.
John Lennon of The Beatles helicopters to the Isle Of Wight, UK, to visit Bob Dylan.
John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles have a meeting with Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktiven-danta Swami Prabhupada, at Tittenhurst Park, Berkshire, UK.
Paul McCartney spends the third of five days re-mixing at AIR Studios, London, England, UK, on the Wings' album, Band On The Run.
The LP Roots: John Lennon Sings The Great Rock 'N' Roll Hits was issued on the Adam VIII label in the USA. The label belongs to music business entrepreneur Morris Levy, a man of, to say the least, questionable integrity. The album consists of tracks given to Levy by Lennon, but it is released without Lennon's permission. It will sell 1,270 copies on vinyl, and a further 175 on 8-track, before production is halted by a legal action from Lennon and Capitol Records.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its original release, EMI Records re-issues The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do, in the UK.
Paul McCartney and his family fly to New York City, USA, on Concorde for a holiday.
Paul McCartney plays the second of two shows at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Beatles slap a lawsuit on the US distributors of the album Live From The Pound - The Beatles, which features the Fab Four's greatest hits 'sung' by dogs.
Julian Lennon releases a Christmas single, Sleep For England, in the UK. Profits from the release will go to Julian’s charity The White Feather Foundation, which tackles environmental and humanitarian issues.
Ed Sheeran makes his major tv debut with an appearance on the BBC-tv show Later With Jools Holland in London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, attend the Republic Records Grammy Celebration at Hyde Sunset Kitchen And Cocktail, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A 1963 copy of newspaper Alkali News with autographs of all four of The Beatles, three of which were actually forged by John Lennon, sells at auction in the UK for £2,000.