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Country music star Moon Mullican dies of a heart attack, aged 57, in Beaumont, Texas, USA.
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The Nice play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Mabel Greer's Toyshop.
George Braith records Monkey Cha Cha, Laura, Evelyn Anita, Dee Do, Embraceable You, Del's Theme, Splashes Of Love and Musart for Prestige Records in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA
Louis Armstrong, Victoria Meyerinck and The Kessler Twins are the featured guests on The Danny Kaye Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
The front cover of today's edition of UK music paper the N.M.E. (New Musical Express) is adorned by a full-page ad for the new single (If You Think You're) Groovy by P.P. Arnold.
Lois Johnson records Your Second Wedding Day, Mister John and Goin' Down for Columbia Records in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Yardbirds come to the end of a three-day visit to Denmark, Europe.
The Doors play the fourth of five nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
TV show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Neil Diamond performing Cherry Cherry and I've Got A Feeling, plus The Electric Prunes performing I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night.
The Grateful Dead, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors play the second of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Richard Willis Hawley is born in Sheffield, UK. He will find success as guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Richard Hawley, first with The Longpigs, then as a member of Pulp before going on to an acclaimed solo career.
A news item in UK newspaper Daily Mail reports that, "There are 4000 holes in the road in Blackburn Lancashire, one twenty-sixth of a hole per person, according to a council survey. If Blackburn is typical then there are over two million holes in Britain's roads and 300,000 in London." The feature inspires the line about "4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire" in The Beatles song, A Day In The Life.
Big Brother and the Holding Company play the fifth of six nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of three nights at the Soul City Club, Dallas, Texas, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play during three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Loretta Lynn scores her first No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind).
While Chuck Berry is performing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, two fans clamber on stage. The safety curtain is lowered, almost hitting Berry, so theatre owner Brian Epstein fires house manager Michael Bullock. John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are in attendance.
At The 9th Annual Grammy Awards, held in four separate venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City, USA, Goin' Out Of My Head by Wes Montgomery wins the Grammy as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance.
Salisbury-based band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich enter the UK pop singles chart with Touch Me, Touch Me, which will peak at No13.
The Velvet Underground release their debut album, The Velvet Underground And Nico, in the USA. The album is clad in an Andy Warhol-designed cover which features a peelable banana. For more about Andy Warhol, try this link.
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The Charlatans and Quicksilver Messenger Service, play the second of two nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
On A Carousel by The Hollies reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies from Denver, Colorado, USA, to Los Angeles in a Lear Jet owned by Frank Sinatra. On arrival in LA, he visits the home of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, where he strums and sings On Top Of Old Smokey with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. While in Los Angeles, McCartney is invited to join the advisory board which is planning the Monterey Pop Festival. McCartney's first recommendation is to book the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The Dave Martin Group auditions at The Whisky A Go Go, London, England, UK, Europe.
D. A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back premieres at the Presidio Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Kit Clark of UK folksy rockers Danny Wilson is born.
The Kingston Trio play the second of six nights at The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, California, USA.
Tammy Wynette records I Don't Wanna Play House and Soakin' Wet with producer Billy Sherrill in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Graham Bonney with The Colts, The Bunch, Lois Lane, The Alan Skidmore Four, The Button-Down Brass, The Johnny Silvo Folk Group and Sidney Sax And His Harlequins poerform live on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Swingalong, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones spends a night in jail after being found in possession of four Italian pep pills.
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Big Brother And The Holding Company and Quicksilver Messenger Service play in the Western Front, San Francisco, California, USA.
During a tour as a support act for The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix throws down his guitar and quits the tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York State, USA.
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The Fortunes play at Burngreave Sports, Sheffield, England, UK.
The Flower Pot Men release a new single, Let's Go To San Francisco, in the UK on Deram Records.
UK pirate radio station Radio 355 closes down.
The Rolling Stones begin a month of recording sessions for the album Their Satanic Majesties' Request, at Olympic Studios, London, UK.
Moby Grape play the last of three nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA. There is some evidence that they also played the first of four nights at The Avalon on this day, but given the rivalry between gig promoters Bill Graham and Chet Helms, this remains debatable.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the third of four nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Other Half.
A readers' poll in Record World magazine in the USA selects Tom Jones as America's favourite UK vocalist.
Guitarist and singer Boz Scaggs joins the San Francisco-based Steve Miller Band.
UK psychedelic band Kaleidoscope come to the end of a month of recording their album Tangerine Dream for Fontana Records.
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Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention play their first British gig, at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, during which Louie Louie is performed on the hall's historic organ. Jimi Hendrix is in the audience.
From a hotel room in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a somewhat stoned Peter Fonda phones Dennis Hopper and outlines an idea for a road movie which will, in due course, be released as Easy Rider. In the film, Fonda and Hopper portray two hippies based on the personalities of Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of two nights at The Ark, Sausalito, California, USA.
The Who appear on a new UK tv show, Twice A Fortnight, and also on the BBC radio show Saturday Club.
Tom Lehrer heads up a benefit concert for The Concerned Citizens For Peace at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are the New Lost City Ramblers and Lion's Den.
Latin-American folk duo Dorita Y Pepe play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Doors, Chuck Berry and Salvation play the first of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ace Kefford, bassist with The Move, collapses while filming a promotional clip for their upcoming single Fire Brigade. He is reported to have suffered a complete mental and physical breakdown.
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