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The Beatles

German MOR bandleader Bert Kaempfert is born in Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany. Among other achievements, Kaempfert will be the first man to professionally record The Beatles.
Luther Dixon is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In a long career as a producer and songwriter, his songs will be recorded by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Shirelles, Dusty Springfield, B.B. King, The Jackson 5 and others.
Linda Eastman is born in Scarsdale, New York State, USA. She will be thrust into the spotlight of worldwide fame by marrying a member of The Beatles, and thus becoming Linda McCartney.
Briefly calling themselves Johnny and the Moondogs, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison [future members of The Beatles] take part in Carroll Levis' TV Star Search, at The Hippodrome, Ardwick, Manchester, UK.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles takes part in the third of four performances of Saint Joan, a school play at Liverpool Institute, Liverpool, UK. McCartney is cast in the role of 'Assessor'.
The Beatles play at Merseyside Civil Serrvice Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play at The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play at Hulme Hall, Birkenhead, UK.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play in the Urmston Bank Holiday Show, Urmston, Lancashire, UK, supported by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Herman's Hermits, The Dennisons and Johnny Martin And The Tremors.
The Beatles touch down again at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, having flown home form the USA.
The Four Preps release a new novelty single, A Letter To The Beatles, on Capitol Records in the USA. Unfortunately, The Preps have included a few bars of I Want To Hold Your Hand in the song without permission, and Capitol will be obliged to withdraw the single to avoid being sued.
The Beatles are rehearsing at The Hall Of Remembrance, Flood Street, Chelsea, London, UK, for their upcoming Rediffusion tv special Around The Beatles.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
During a world tour, The Beatles fly from Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, via London, UK, to Hong Kong, Asia. John Lennon's Aunt Mimi joins them at the airport in London and flies on with them to Hong Kong.
Peter And Gordon release a new EP, titled Nobody I Know, in the UK. The title track is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Daily Telegraph reveals that a fourteen year old Scottish schoolboy has been forced to sit in a girls' class because he refuses to get his hair, which is worn in the style of The Beatles, cut. Barbers are also said to be doubling the price of a cut for boys with Beatle-style hair.
George Harrison of The Beatles starts his own publishing company, Harrisongs.
The Beatles play their first hometown gig in a year at The Empire, Liverpool, UK, supported by Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, and Sounds Incorporated.
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues its run at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, starring The Beatles, with support acts including Freddie And The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Elkie Brooks, Sounds Incorporated , Mike Cotton Sound and Jimmy Savile as compere.
George Martin releases a new single, All Quiet On The Mersey Front, in the UK on Parlophone Records. Martin is best known as the record producer for The Beatles, and this instrumental is drawn from the soundtrack of the film Ferry Cross The Mersey, starring Gerry And The Pacemakers.
Following today's second performance of Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, The Beatles visit the annual Boat Show, Earl's Court, London, UK, after the event has been closed to the general public.
The Beatles are rehearsing in the Saville Theatre, London, England, for a UK tv appearance the following day. While there, they are interviewed by entertainer Lance Percival for his BBC Radio show.
The Top Ten Singles on KDKA Radio 1020, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for this date are as follows :

1. Catch Us If You Can - The Dave Clark Five
1. You Were On My Mind - We Five
2. Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
3. You're The One - The Vogues
4. Treat Her Right - Roy Head
5. Yesterday - The Beatles (Paul McCartney)
6. Help - The Beatles
7. Baby Don't Go - Sonny And Cher
8. It Ain't Me Babe - The Turtles
9. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
10. Laugh At Me - Sonny Bono (of Sonny And Cher)
The Beatles' Saturday morning cartoon show begins in the USA.
The Jefferson Airplane becomes the first San Francisco hippy band to land a record contract when they sign to RCA Records.
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The new Top Ten Singles on UK Pirate Radio station Radio Caroline are : 1. Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out - The Beatles.2. The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers.3. Maria - P.J Proby.4. Wind Me Up - Cliff Richard.5. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys.6. 1-2-3 - Len Barry.7. My Generation - The Who.8. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass.9. The River - Ken Dodd.10. Let's Hang On - The Four Seasons.
The Beatles album Revolver is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the seventh night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
The Beatles return to EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, to continue work on the song Penny Lane.
The Beatles continue work on the song Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles overdub a lead guitar part onto the song Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe. Four French horn players are also brought in to play on the track.
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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 Beatles continue filming their tv special, Magical Mystery Tour, in Newquay, Cornwall, UK.
The Beatles single Hello, Goodbye is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles album Magical Mystery Tour is released in Japan on Odeon Records.
The Beatles single Come Together/Something is released in Argentina on Apple Records.
John Lennon is recorded performing a number of songs on an acoustic guitar in a room at the St Regis Hotel, New York City, USA, where he was temporarily living in with Yoko Ono. The songs were intended as the soundtrack to the Yoko Ono/John Lennon film Clock, a chronicle of the passing of an hour on the room's wall clock. The tape includes versions of Peggy Sue, Honey Don't, Lend Me Your Comb, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues, and early drafts of Mind Games and New York City.
John Lennon spends the first of two days rehearsing with his band, guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins, in an attempt to salvage his Rock'n'Roll album, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project.
John Lennon spends some time at Record Plant studios in New York City, USA, mixing his album Rock'n'Roll.
Following the departure of Denny Laine, Paul McCartney’s Wings disband.
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George Harrison releases a new single, All Those Years Ago, in the USA.
Paul McCartney appears as the subject of long-running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, in the UK. His choices include tracks by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, John Lennon, Gene Vincent, The Coasters and Little Richard.
The Beach Boys play an afternoon show at Washington Monument, Washington DC, USA, with Ringo Starr as their special guest. By the evening, they have flown on to Miami, Florida, where they play again.
The album Revolver by The Beatles is chosen as the top rock album of all time by The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, in Rome, Italy, Europe. The full Vatican Top Ten is :
The Beatles: Revolver
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Paul Simon: Graceland
U2: Achtung Baby
Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Carlos Santana: Supernatural
Influential British guitarist Bert Weedon dies, aged 91, following a lengthy illness, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK. Guitarists including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May learned to play guitar from his Play In A Day series of guitar tuition books.
Ringo Starr attends the Ringo Starr POP Art Collection Showcase at Pop International Galleries in New York City, USA.
Ringo Starr, former drummer of The Beatles, is presented with the French Medal of Honor, being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony held outside the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, France, Europe.
Murray Kasmuri, of the popular Indonesian pop/rock group Koes Bersaudara aka Koes Plus, dies aged 65 in Jatisampurna, Bekasi, West Java, Asia. The group became hugely controversial in 1965 when they were arrested on charges of 'subversion', for having performed cover versions of songs by The Beatles.