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The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is No Arms Can Ever Hold You by The Bachelors, entering at No80.
The Who play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the fourth of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK.
Shake/A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA
Tom Paxton plays the last of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Del Shannon appears on UK radio show Saturday Club, along with Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers.
Al Nevins, best-known as the guitarist/founder of The Three Suns, dies aged 48 in New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows continue with their season at The Palladium, London, UK.
Jay And The Americans record Think Of The Good Times, for United Artists Records at Mirasound Studios, New York City, USA.
Popular trumpet star Al Hirt plays at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Animals play in Yeovil, UK.
Tom Jones and The Zombies appear on the UK radio show Easy Beat .
The Zombies play at St Michael's, Sydenham, UK.
Noel Harrison and jazz vocalist Dorothy Mazukaand appear on the UK tv show That's For Me.
UK tailoring trade magazine The Tailor And Cutter publishes an appeal to The Rolling Stones that they should wear ties, in order to help reverse the decline in the tie manufacturing industry.
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Jerry Lee Lewis begins a European tour in Germany, Europe. His guitarist on this tour is Ritchie Blackmore, who will find fame as leader of Deep Purple.
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Doc Watson plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Byrds record the Bob Dylan song Spanish Harlem Incident for their debut album, Mr. Tambourine Man, at Columbia Records Studios, Hollywood, California, USA. They also record I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better and The Bells Of Rhymney. George Harrison of The Beatles will be inspired to write his song If I Needed Someone by Jim McGuinn's guitar lines in The Bells Of Rhymney
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Marianne Faithfull releases her first two LPs on Decca Records on the same day. One is Come My Way, which features only folk songs. The other is the more pop-oriented Marianne Faithfull.
The Animals begin a Caribbean tour in San Domingo.
The Rolling Stones begin their third North American tour with a show at The Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal, Canada.
Bianca Halstead is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. Under the name Bianca Butthole, she will find acclaim as the singer and bassist for two bands, Betty Blowtorch and Butt Trumpet.
At the age of 19, Liza Minnelli gets her first starring role, in the Broadway musical Flora, the Red Menace, written by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb.
The Moody Blues play at The Silver Beat Club, Birmingham, England, UK.
Sonny Boy Williamson II dies of a heart attack while in bed in his apartment in Helena, Arkansas, USA.
The Dexter Gordon Quintet records Flick Of A Trick, Everybody's Somebody's Fool and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Shadows play the sixth of seven nights at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, England, UK.
UK music newspaper Melody Maker reports that The Who are unhappy with the material they have recorded so far for their debut album and are consequently changing their style from R'n'B to hard pop.
The Cymerons play at Mecca Dancing, The Carlton, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones fly to Oslo, Norway, Europe, to begin a Scandinavian tour.
The Rolling Stones play at Yyteri Beach, Pori, Finland, Europe.
The Hollies set up their own music publishing company, Gralto Ltd, through Dick James Music in the UK.
An early line-up of Pink Floyd appears at the Melody Maker National Beat Contest, Wimbledon Palais, London, and also at the Beat Contest, The Country Club, Belsize Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Cilla Black appears on UK tv's Eamonn Andrews Show, singing Ol' Man River.
Freddie And The Dreamers play the first night of a week at Queen's Hall, Blackpool, England, UK.
TV rock show Where The Action in the USA Is features James Brown performing Out of Sight; Jody Miller performing Silver Threads And Golden Needles; Steve Alaimo performing It's Not Unusual.
The movie Von Ryan’s Express starring Frank Sinatra oepns at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record Waitin' At The Station at Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
Elvis Presley continues location filming for the movie Paradise Hawaiian Style, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. During the day, he receives a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party with The Beatles in Los Angeles when filming is completed.
The New KB Band plays at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK, supported by The Red Hawks.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Newbeats, and also Ray Peterson (live from Hawaii) performing Corina, Corina and The Hawaiian Wedding Song.
The Who play in The Mojo Club, Sheffield, England, UK.
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The Stormsville Shakers play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Easybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK.
Jefferson Airplane and JC Burris play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Make It Easy On Yourself by The Walker Brothers reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Frank Ifield plays at The Chevron Hotel, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Town Hall, Cheltenham, England, UK.