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Davie Bowie And The Lower Third play at the Bus Palladium, Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe. Davie will later changed his name to David Bowie.
The Syndicate Of Sound record Little Girl in San Francisco, California, USA, for Hush Records.
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Love have two recording sessions in Los Angeles, California, USA, starting at four in the afternoon, for their first album. They cut their Elektra Records debut single, My Little Red Book (composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David), plus You I'll Be Following. Pink Floyd's manager Peter Jenner will hear My Little Red Book while on a visit to California, and will subsequently attempt to sing the guitar riff to Pink Floyd, whose leader Syd Barrett will attempt to copy Jenner's singing. Barrett's interpretation will become the basic riff of the 1967 Pink Floyd track Interstellar Overdrive.
Old time bluegrass duo Vern And Ray play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Bob Marley marries Rita Anderson in Jamaica, after which they leave to spend eight months with Marley's mother Cedella, in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
The Beatles album Rubber Soul is released in Spain on Odeon Records.
The Rock For Peace concert is held at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, with The Great Society, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Pershing Memorial Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
The Yardbirds are filmed performing outside The Royal Albert Hall, London, for US tv show Where The Action Is.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Quicksilver Messenger Service open at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Mark Roman And The Javelins play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Spectres and The Fanatics. (The Spectres will find greater success after a name-change to Status Quo).
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
A special edition of UK pop tv show Ready Steady Go!, suitably re-named Ready Steady Allez!, is broadcast from La Locomotive Club, Paris, France, starring The Who and The Yardbirds.
Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, The Turtles, The Charlatans, Friendly Strangers, The Shillings, The Virtues, The Malibus and others play the first of two nights in the Band Bash at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA. Proceeds from the shows go to benefit the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK, supported by The James Royal Set.
Bob Dylan holds a press conference in the King's Cross Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales, on the eve of his first tour of Australia.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Jefferson Airplane play at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jesse Fuller plays the fourth of five nights at the Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, supported by Lynne Hughes. Fuller and Hughes are joined on this night by Country Joe and The Fish, Dan Paic, Blind Ebbets Field, Dave Cohen, KC Douglas, Clarence Van Hook, Solomon Feldthouse, Nino, Catana, Flamenco and others.
Shotgun Express play at The Beachcomber Club, St. Mary's Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, UK. The group includes vocalist Rod Stewart, along with guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood (who will go on to be founder members of Fleetwood Mac).
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Bob Dylan releases rock music's first double-album, Blonde On Blonde, on Columbia Records in the USA.
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Bob Dylan plays his legendary show at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, where a disillusioned fan, Keith Butler, shouts 'Judas!' from the hall.
Wilson Pickett plays at The Gogue Inn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Mandala and R K And The Associates.
Bob Dylan plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, with John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles, plus various members of The Rolling Stones in the audience.
Katherine Thomas is born in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. After moving to the USA, she will find success as The Great Kat, a guitarist best-known for her ultra-fast thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music.
Jackie Wilson plays the second of eleven nights at The Trip, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Lovin' Spoonful release their new single, Summer In The City, in the UK on Kama Sutra Records.
The Troggs play at the Training College, Dunstable, UK.
The Beach Boys release a new single, God Only Knows, in the UK on Capitol Records.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And The Holding Company [featuring Janis Joplin] play at the Trips Festival, Pacific National Exhibition Gardens Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Having crashed his motorcycle two days earlier, Bob Dylan is recuperating at the home of his doctor, Ed Thaler, in Middletown, New York State.
The Beatles single, Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby, is released in Germany on Odeon Records.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Doors sign a provisional recording contract with Elektra Records. Final details are not thrashed out until November.
The teen-oriented comedy movie Hold On! is released in West Germany, Europe, under the name Beat! Beat! Beat!. The film stars Herman's Hermits as a pop group on tour in the USA who are offered the opportunity to have a spaceship named after them.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the sixth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the ninth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Blues Project play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Beatles' seventh studio album, Revolver, is released in Spain, Europe, on Odeon Records.
Cream play at The Ricky Tick, in The Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire.
The Pink Floyd Sound play at the Celebration Dance for the London Free School in All Saints Hall, Powis Gardens, London, UK.
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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers are in Decca Records' studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, working on tracks for their next album, A Hard Road. Featuring Peter Green on lead guitar, the album is produced by Mike Vernon.
The Magnificent Men play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. This marks the first appearance of an all-white group at The Apollo.
The Who complete a German tour with a gig at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf. Support on this gig is local band The Beathovens, which includes Wolfgang Flur, later to become a member of Kraftwerk.
Quicksilver Messenger Service and The James Cotton Chicago Blues Band plays at a Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee (SNCC) fundraiser at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service and Country Joe and the Fish play in a benefit concert at the Telegraph Hill Neighbourhood Center, Chestnut Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Adderley Smith Blues Band plays at Catcher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Move release their UK debut single, Night Of Fear. With its chorus hook "Just about to slip your mind, Just about to trip your mind", is can be identified as one of the earliest British psychedelic singles.
George Harrison of The Beatles is refused entry to Annabel's nightclub, London, England, UK, Europe, for not wearing a tie. Undeterred, he and his wife Pattie, plus Brian Epstein and Eric Clapton celebrate the New Year at a Lyon's Corner House restaurant in Coventry Street.