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The current No1 single in the UK is Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out by The Beatles.
It is reported that a three-month legal battle in Ottawa, Canada, over ownership of the name The Esquires has been settled. The dispute was caused when group leader Don Norman left and formed a new group also called The Esquires. The court finds that the original group owns the rights to the name. This is thought to be the first such legal action in Canada.
The tv pop music documentary, A Boy Called Donovan, is broadcast in the UK.
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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.
John Coltrane records Peace On Earth and Leo for his album Infinity, at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billy Rose, lyricist of over 400 songs, dies in Montego Bay, Jamaica. His best known songs include Me And My Shadow, Back In Your Own Backyard, It Happened In Monterey and It's Only a Paper Moon.
Bob Dylan plays at Ellis Auditorium Amphitheater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in the Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
The Herd play at the The City Hall, Salisbury. The Herd's lead singer and guitarist, Peter Frampton, will go on to massive international success as a member of Humble Pie and also as a solo artist.
Stan Tracey Big Band records Murdering The Time, Summer Hallucinations and Pig And Pepper for Columbia Records in London, UK.
The Blues Project play the first of nine nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Having just arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bob Dylan is preparing for the next day's gig at the International Center, the first show in a two-month long world tour.
Dylan appears on Australian music tv show Bandstand, in Melbourne.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Jesse Fuller plays the second of five nights at the Questing Beast, Berkeley, California, supported by Lynne Hughes.
Buffy Sainte-Marie and Spider John Koerner play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Hub Ballroom, Edelstein, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Odeon Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
At the end of a UK tour, Bob Dylan's touring party flies to France, Europe, where Dylan spends the night in various Parisian niteries with French pop idol Johnny Hallyday.
On his 25th birthday, Bob Dylan plays at the Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, where the electric set is performed in front of a huge Stars And Stripes. Backstage, he meets with French pop idols Francoise Hardy and Johnny Hallyday.
Wilson Pickett plays at The Gogue Inn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Mandala and R K And The Associates.
The Velvet Underground and Nico plus Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable arrives in San Francisco, California, USA, for two nights at influential rock promoter Bill Graham's Fillmore West, supported by the Mothers Of Invention and the Jefferson Airplane. EPI dancer Gerard Malanga is arrested in a restaurant for carrying his whip. Velvet Underground vocalist Lou Reed shoots up bad speed and contracts hepatitis.
The Velvet Underground and Nico, Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and the Mothers of Invention play the last of three nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Steppenwolf have their second audition at Columbia Records in New York City, USA, during which they record the tracks Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Bright Lights Big City, Hoochie Coochie Man, The Pusher, King Pin, Goin' Upstairs and Baby Please Don't Go.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Cat Stevens records finished versions of his songs I Love My Dog and Portobello Road, with producer Mike Hurst, in London. The bassist is session man John Paul Jones, later to join Led Zeppelin. Another revered session man, Nicky Hopkins, plays piano.
Klaus Voorman is released from his NEMS contract by Brian Epstein so that he can join Manfred Mann as their bassist.
The Grateful Dead, Love and Big Brother And The Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) play at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Stevie Wonder's version of Bob Dylan's Blowin' In the Wind, enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9.
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.
Having crashed his motorcycle two days earlier, Bob Dylan is recuperating at the home of his doctor, Ed Thaler, in Middletown, New York State.
Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Manfred Mann enter the UK pop singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan's Just Like A Woman, which will peak at No10.
Jon Stewart, guitarist of 90s britpop band Sleeper is born in Sheffield, UK.
Salisbury-based band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich enter the UK pop singles chart with Bend It!, which will peak at No2.
Zoot Money signs a contact with galaxy Entertainments Ltd of Carnaby Street, London, UK, to make a live appearance at The Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, UK, on December 1.
Dave Anthony's Moods play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in Germany, Europe.
Jefferson Airplane play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Muddy Waters.
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby by The Rolling Stones is the highest new entry in the Cash Box chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No 40.
Country Joe And The Fish play the sixth of seven nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Country Joe and The Fish play the second of two nights at The Avalon, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Loading Zone.
The Mike Cotton Sound play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK psychedelic six piece band The Fingers record Circus With A Female Clown in EMI's Abbey Road studio, London, UK.
Moby Grape play the last of three nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
When Neil Diamond plays at The Hullabaloo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA, music reviewer Digby Diehl lambasts the show and declares that, in a live environment, Diamond is "sadly lacking in the evident talent that sparks his songs and records."
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention play at the Balloon Farm, New York City, USA.
The Gene Krupa Quartet takes part in the radio broadcast Metropole in New York City, USA.
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