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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.
The 'In' Crowd by Dobie Gray enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Kinks fly to Paris, France, Europe, for three days during which they will appear in the marathon radio show Musicorama.
Musical comedy performer Allan Sherman stars in his own tv special, Allan Sherman's Funnyland, on NBC-tv in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Moon River, Days Of Wine And Roses and other tracks at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA, for Reprise Records.
When The Tubby Hayes Big Band plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, the show is broadcast live by BBC tv.
A UK package tour sets off from The Adelphi, Slough, featuring Roy Orbison, Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin' Berries, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and more.
Jewel Akens, The Beau Brummels, The Ladybirds, Ray Peterson, and Mary Saenz appear on tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Orbison, The Rockin' Berries, Marianne Faithfull, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Jon Mark play at The ABC, Plymouth, UK.
The Who play at The Club Noreik, Tottenham, London, UK.
Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock records the album Maiden Voyage for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Standells appear in tonight's edition of The Munsters tv series, entitled Far Out Munsters. The band rents The Munsters' house as an alternative to a hotel, and performs a ditty called Do The Ringo plus a cover of The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand.
Gerry And The Pacemakers appear on UK tv show Scene At 6.30.
John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles consume LSD for the first time in a Bayswater Road, London, UK, flat, causing them to miss a show by Paddy, Klaus and Gibson at the Pickwick Club.
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The Yardbirds play at St George's Ballroom, Hinckley, UK.
Solomon Burke reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA with Got To Get You Off My Mind, for the first of three weeks.
The Kinks record Set Me Free at Pye Studios, London, England, UK.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the last of seven nights at The Hudson Hotel, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
The Beau Brummels release a new single, Just A Little, on Autumn Records in the USA. The song is produced by Sylvester Stewart, who will later find fame as Sly Stone of Sly And The Family Stone.
James Brown makes his first impact on the Billboard R'n'B Albums chart in the USA with Grits And Soul, which will peak at No9.
On the first day of recording for the album Otis Blue, Otis Redding records a stereo version of I've Been Loving You Too Long for Volt Records at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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British pop idol Billy Fury plays at The ABC, Southampton, UK, supported by The Pretty Things, Dave Berry and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
The Bob James Trio records Peasant Boy, Explosions, Wolfman and other tracks for ESP Disk in Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Chim Chim Cheree, Brasilia and Song Of Praise at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse! Records.
Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery with the Don Sebesky Orchestra records Con Alma and A Quiet Thing for Verve Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Herbie Mann Octet plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The gig is recorded and tracks will be released on the Atlantic Records LP Herbie Mann - Monday Night At The Village Gate.
The Beatles release a new album, The Beatles Vol 1, on Odeon Records in Japan, Asia. It is, in effect, Please Please Me, with a different name and cover.
Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen play at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England, UK, supported by Susan Maughan.
Lou Goldberg of The William Morris Agency of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, writes to Joe Small of Admiral Picures, returning to him a cheque in the value of $980.50. The cheque releates to transportation costs for Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker has told Goldberg to return it to Admiral Pictures.
The Bachelors and The Rockin' Berries are playing at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Cara Mia by Jay And The Americans reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Fortunes release a new single, You've Got Your Troubles, in the UK. It will peak at No2 in the singles chart.
Hank Williams Jr. records Living Proof, Brothers Of The Road, I really Did and other tracks in Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 3614 Jackson Highway, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Alabama, USA.
Everyone's Gone To The Moon by Jonathan King enters the UK singles chart, on it's way to No4.
Claude King records There Ain't Gonna Be No More, Anna, Catch A Little Raindrop and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the tracks include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell. The tracks are produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.
The Spencer Davis Group, supported by the Mark Leeman Five, play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Ivy League play at The Grosvenor, Aylesbury, England, UK.
Oscar Brown Jr comes to the end of a season at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Masterminds release a cover version of the Bob Dylan song She Belongs To Me, in the UK on Immediate Records. Session guitarist on the track is Jimmy Page.
The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles and The Beau Brummels play the third night of a ten day season, promoted by top radio DJ Murray The K, at The Brooklyn Fox Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Golden Earrings play at Houtrusthallen, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe. The group will find greater fame after a name-change to Golden Earring.
At the end of a European tour, The Rolling Stones fly back from Austria to London, England, UK.
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 Sing-In For Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, features Eric Andersen, Theo Bikel, Oscar Brand, Rev. Gary Davis, Rambling Jack Elliott, Logan English, Barbara Dane, The Freedom Singers, Gale Garnett, Ronnie Gilbert, the Greenbriar Boys, Fanny Lou Hamer, Danny Kalb, The New World Singers, The New York Ramblers, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, The Pennywhistlers, Earl Robinson and Pete Seeger.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Billy Joe Royal performing Down Tn The Boondocks and The Ikettes performing Peaches N' Cream.
The Everly Brothers play at the Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
The Beatles continue recording If I Needed Someone and start work on In My Life, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
Salisbury band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich enter the UK pop singles chart for the first time with You Make It Move, which will peak at No26.