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Dusty Springfield plays the last night in a week of dates at The Chinchilla Club, Leeds, UK.
Bern Elliot And The Fenmen play at The Club Noreik, Tottenham, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Paul And Paula, The Surfaris and The Joy Boys play the second of two nights in Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Diane by The Bachelors enters the UK pop singles chart. It will peak at No1.
Responding to a letter from Governor Matthew Welsh of Indiana, USA, claiming that the lyrics to The Kingsmen's hit Louie Louie are obscene, LeRoy New, a prosecutor for Marion County, Indianapolis, assigns investigators to look into the charges. Despite playing the record at three speeds, they find nothing obscene.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Paul Simon of Simon And Garfunkel finishes writing a song he had started three months earlier - The Sound Of Silence.
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The Beatles continue filming A Hard Day's Night. Because a huge crowd had turned up at Paddington Station the day before, the group now joins the film's special train at Acton, West London. During this day's filming, George Harrison meets the model Pattie Boyd.
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Cal Tjader plays the twelfth night of a booking at Off Broadway, a night club located at 1024 Kearney Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
A new Stephen Sondheim musical, Anyone Can Whistle, begins preview performances at the Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA.
John Henry Barbee records Early In The Morning and No Pickin' No Pullin' for Spivey Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is backed on this session by guitarist Homesick James and percussionist Washboard Sam.
The name of The Beatles' first film is publicly revealed as A Hard Day's Night.
Ella, a tv special starring Ella Fitzgerald, is broadcast by Granada TV in the UK. The show, produced by Johnnie Hamp, also features Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flannigan and others.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The Odeon, Luton, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
The Migil Five play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK, supported by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
Alex Zanetis records Doodle-Bug Pete, Tool-pusher, Roughneck and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session players on the tracks include guitarists Grady Martin, Ray Edenton, Wayne Moss and Jerry Kennedy; bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman; and harmonica player Charlie McCoy with backing vocals by The Jordanaires.
Paul Anka and songwriter Sammy Cahn fly from Berlin, Germany, Europe, via Frankfurt to Milan, Italy. While there, Anka is presented with an Italian Gold Disc for the song Ogni Volta on a local TV show.
Cliff Richard records a tv appearance in Munich, Germany, Europe.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are on holiday in the Virgin Islands.
The divorce of Mike Love of The Beach Boys and his wife Frances becomes final.
The Harold Vick Quintet records Soul Call and Like Alice for Blue Note records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. Guitarist on the session is Grant Green.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Friar's Club, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Heinz And The Wild Ones appear on tv show For Teenagers Only at ATV Srudios, Aston, Birmingham, UK. Guitarist in the band is Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the last of six nights at Disneyland, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys are presented with the Billboard magazine Top Single award for I Get Around.
The Rolling Stones begin a recording session in Regent Sound Studio, Denmark St, London, UK.
The Animals, with producer Mickie Most, record fifteen tracks for EMI Records in London, UK, twelve of which will appear on their debut album.
KQV's second Shower of Stars, at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, features The Four Seasons, Ruby And The Romantics, Barbara Lewis, Bobby Goldsboro, Jimmy Soul, Patty And The Emblems and The Chiffons.
Johnny Cash plays in Caspar, Wyoming, USA.
The Beatles album Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Paul, John, George Y Ringo! (A Hard Day's Night) is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Zombies play two gigs in one day. First is at The Whitehall, East Grinstead, UK. Second is at The Club Noreik, London, UK.
The Soul Agents play at The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK.
The Greater Philadelphia Citizens Committee holds an event, The Sound Of Freedom, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with Dr. Martin Luther King as guest speaker, and special musical performances by artists including Mahalia Jackson.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles passes his driving test at the first attempt, in Enfield, UK.
The Who, billed as The High Numbers, play at the Town Hall, Greenwich, UK.
Erroll Garner appears on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Shevells play at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, UK.
Johnnie Ray plays the second night of a season at Mr Smiths, Manchester, UK.
The Serendipity Singers play at The University Of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
The UK Album Chart for this day is as follows :
  1. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - The Beatles
  2. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
  3. Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
  4. Kinks - The Kinks
  5. Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
  6. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - The Bachelors
  7. The Animals - The Animals
  8. West Side Story - Original Soundtrack
  9. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
  10. Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
The Animals play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe. At the post-gig party, they are visited by Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers record a live album at Klook's Kleek, West Hampstead, London, UK.
Brenda Lee plays at The Granada, Kettering, England, UK, Europe.
The first Motown Christmas Show continues in The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, with the second day of a week of four live shows a day featuring The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fifth of seven nights as part of the Christmas Holiday Spectacular Show in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the last of seven nights as part of the Christmas Holiday Spectacular Show in Seattle, Washington, USA.