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Sonny And Cher, Bing Crosby and Danny Thomas appear on tv show Hollywood Palace in Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Count Basie Orchestra plays at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett plays at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California, USA.
The second night of the three day long Trips Festival is held at Longshoremen's Hall in San Francisco, featuring the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Loading Zone, Chinese New Years' Lion Dancers and Drum and Bugle Corps, Stroboscopic Trampoline, and Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.
The last night of the three day long Trips Festival is held at Longshoremen's Hall in San Francisco, California, USA, featuring The Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company, The Loading Zone, Chinese New Years' Lion Dancers and Drum and Bugle Corps, Stroboscopic Trampoline, and Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.
The Top Ten Records played on WMCA Radio in New York City, USA, for the week ended on this day are as follows :
  1. LIGHTNIN' STRIKES - Lou Christie (MGM)
  2. UPTIGHT (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
  3. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN' - Nancy Sinatra (Reprise]
  4. THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS – Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler (RCA Victor)
  5. DON'T MESS WITH BILL - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  6. LISTEN PEOPLE - Herman's Hermits (MGM)
  7. A WELL RESPECTED MAN - The Kinks (Reprise]
  8. LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - Deon Jackson (Carla)
  9. MY LOVE - Petula Clark (Warner Bros.)
  10. LIES - The Knickerbockers (Challenge)
Bobby Hebb records Sunny in Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, with producer Jerry Ross.
The Mothers, a band from Los Angeles, California, USA, sign a two-year, five-album record deal with Verve/MGM Records. The deal quires them to change their name to The Mothers Of Invention.
Bob Dylan plays at The Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, backed by The Hawks.
Danny Clarke And The Force West play at The Corn Exchange, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Drovers and The Devils.
The hit single Nowhere Man by The Beatles is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
When Otis Redding plays at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons, Bob Dylan is in the audience.
The Yardbirds play in the Het Hartwenes Festival, in the Concertgebouw, Haarlem, Holland. Their guitarist, Jeff Beck, is unable to play, having recently fallen ill.
Dylan’s latest single, One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or later), enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No33 during a five-week run.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, supported by Jefferson Airplane, play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
During his first Australian tour, Bob Dylan holds a press conference in Adelaide, SA.
Bob Dylan plays his legendary show at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, where a disillusioned fan, Keith Butler, shouts 'Judas!' from the hall.
The Sopwith Camel perform at a Kathryn Branson School Dance, in the home of Mrs Vernon Skewes-Cox, San Francisco, California, USA.
Soul-jazz-blues organist Lonnie Smith records Lonnie's Blues, Keep Talkin', What Do You Think?, Bright Eyes and Minor Truth for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Ike And Tina Turner release a new single, River Deep, Mountain High, in the USA.
Two black males enter the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, where they kill the bartender, James Oliver, and a male customer, Fred Nauyoks. A severely wounded female customer, Hazel Tanis, dies some weeks later. Championship boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter will be arrested and jailed for the crime. Bob Dylan will write the song Hurricane in 1975, insisting that Carter did not commit the murders. Carter will be freed in November 1985 when the convicition is set aside on the grounds that it had been "predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure."
David Bowie And The Buzz play an evening show at the Racing Track, Brands Hatch, England, UK, Europe, during a Radio London sponsored racing event. Tom Jones, plus members of The Walker Brothers, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things and The Kinks also appear at the event.
The Lovin' Spoonful release their new single, Summer In The City, in the UK on Kama Sutra Records.
The Mindbenders play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, supported by The Chocolate Watch Band.
That Funny Feeling, Bobby Darin's third and final movie with his wife Sandra Dee, opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The Buffalo Springfield appear on San Diego, California, USA, tv show Dance Time.
The Kinks play at the Raith Ballroom, Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
The First Central Park Music festival continues in Central Park, New York City, USA, with acts including The Blues Project, Jimmy Reed and The Dirty Shames.
Manfred Mann, The Spencer Davis Group, The Zombies, The Small Faces, The Moody Blues, Unit 4+2, The Action and others appear at The Party Of The Year, hosted by pirate radio station Radio England, at The Hilton Hotel, London, UK.
Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) play at the Trips Festival, Pacific National Exhibition Gardens Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The Grateful Dead play at the Third Annual South-of-Market and North Beach Children's Adventure Day Camp benefit, at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Four Tops release a new single, Reach Out, I'll Be There, in the USA. The song is said to have been inspired, at least in part, by Bob Dylan.
The Kilties Band Of Canada play at The Municipal Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the tenth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Mama Thornton, Jefferson Airplane, Elvin Jones, The Jon Hendricks Trio and The Joe Henderson Quartet play in a benefit concert at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jon Stewart, guitarist of 90s Britpop band Sleeper is born in Sheffield, UK.
Jefferson Airplane play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, supported by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Muddy Waters.
The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs is the highest new entry in the Cash Box chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No 54.
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Sal Matthews Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Buffalo Springfield play their second gig of the day, a show at The Gay 90s, San Francisco, California, with Moby Grape.
The Gentrys play the first of two nights at The Catacombs, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by The Flyze and Deuces Wild.
First generation San Francsico hippy band Jefferson Airplane record In The Morning in Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead plays guitar on the track.
Sandy Denny plays a gig in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the sixth of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Love play the last of three nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Moby Grape.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their debut single, Hey Joe, in the UK. Hendrix also undertakes a photo session, a Radio Caroline interview and plays a gig at Chislehurst Caves, Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, UK.
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The Sparrow (later to become Steppenwolf) play the second of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are the Sons Of Champlin and The Youngbloods.
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