1960s British Rock and Pop Chronology
1964
 
 
January JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
1 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 1]: Rolling Stones ("I Wanna Be Your Man"); The Hollies ("Stay"); Dusty Springfield ("I Only Want to Be with You"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake"); Dave Clark 5 ("Glad All Over"); Gene Pitney ("24 Hours from Tulsa"); Freddie & The Dreamers ("You Were Made for Me" [Film]); The Beatles ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" [News Footage])
2 The Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" [continues as UK #1]
  Billy Fury: "Do You Really Love Me Too" [Decca F 11792, charts, UK #13]
3 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 23]: The Ronettes; Dave Berry; Georgie Fame
6 The Rolling Stones begin British tour with the Ronettes, Marty Wilde, Dave Berry and the Cruisers, etc.
7 The Searchers: "Needles and Pins" / "Saturday Night Out" [UK release]
  London: Cyril Davies (31) dies
  London: British Leyland Motor Company sells 450 buses to Cuba, challenging the US blockade of Cuba
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 2]: The Hollies ("Stay"); Dusty Springfield ("I Only Want to Be with You"); Big Adam Faith & The Roulettes ("We Are in Love"); Dave Clark 5 ("Glad All Over"). Promos: The Beatles ("I Want to Hold Your Hand"); Dee Irwin ("Swingin' on a Star").
8 Washington: President Lyndon Johnson declares that his administration will wage a "War on Poverty."
9 Frank Ifield: "Don't Blame Me" [Columbia DB 7184, charts, UK #8]
10 Georgie Fame and the Blueflames: "Do the Dog" / "Shop Around" [UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 24]: The Classmates; Manfred Mann; Helen Shapiro
11 Washington: Surgeon General issues cigarette warning.
12 London: What a Crazy World [film] opens featuring Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde, Freddie and the Dreamers, and Harry Corbett
London, Rediffusion ITV: The Beatles appear again on Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium .
15 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 3]: The Hollies ("Stay"); The Fourmost ("I'm in Love"); The Beatles ("I Want to Hold Your Hand"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake"); Frank Ifield ("Don't Blame Me"); Adam Faith & The Roulettes ("We Are in Love"); Gerry & The Pacemakers ("I'm the One")
16 The Dave Clark Five: "Glad All Over" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Searchers: "Needles and Pins" [Pye 7N 15594, charts, UK #1]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "I'm the One" [Columbia DB 7126, charts, UK #2]
The Merseybeats: "I Think of You" / "Mr. Moonlight" [Fontana TF 431, charts, UK #5]
The Paramounts: "Poison Ivy" [Parlophone R 5093, charts, UK #35]
The Four Pennies: "Do You Want Me to" Philips BF 1322, charts, UK #47]
  Paris, Olympia Theatre: The Beatles begin a three-week engagement.
17 The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones [Decca EP, release, UK #15]
  NME : Government plans to ban record company price fixing
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! Episode 25: Joe Brown & his Bruvvers; Eden Kane; Marty Wilde
20 Pye Studios (No. 1), London: The Kinks record with Shel Talmy. Bobby Graham drums.
  The Beatles: Meet the Beatles! [Capitol T-2047; US LP release]
22 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 4]: The Searchers ("Needles & Pins"); The Merseybeats ("I Think of You"). Video: Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake"); Billy Fury ("Do You Really Love Me Too"); Gerry & The Pacemakers ("I'm the One"). Promos: Frank Ifield ("Don't Blame Me"); Dave Clark 5 ("Glad All Over");
23 The Bachelors (Ireland): "Diane" [Decca F 11799, charts, UK #1]
Manfred Mann: "5-4-3-2-1" [HMV POP 1252, charts, UK #5]
Dave Berry and the Cruisers: "My Baby Left Me" [Decca F 11937, rntr, UK #27]
Helen Shapiro: "Fever" [Columbia DB 7190, charts, UK #38; last charting single]
24 NME : British record companies to protest against government plans to abolish Retail Price Maintenance
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 26]: The Bachelors; The Searchers; Tony Sheridan; Phil Spector
27 The Beatles: Introducing the Beatles [Vee Jay VJLP 1062; US LP re-release]
29 London: Manfred Mann, Georgie Fame, and others perform at a benefit for Cyril Davies' family
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 5]: The Rolling Stones ("You'd Better Move On"); The Searchers ("Needles & Pins"); The Fourmost ("I'm in Love"); The Bachelors ("Diane"); Manfred Mann ("5-4-3-2-1"). Promo: Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Candy Man").
30 The Searchers: "Needles and Pins" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  Brian Poole and the Tremeloes: "Candy Man" [Decca F 11823, charts, UK #6]
Eden Kane: "Boys Cry" [Fontana TF 438, charts, UK #8]
  The Beatles: "Please, Please Me" / "From Me to You" [US VJ release]
31 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! Episode 27: Cilla Black; Gerry & the Pacemakers; Merseybeats
   
 
February JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
1 The Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" [Capitol 5112; US #1 for 7 weeks]
2 Birmingham: Rhythm and Blues Festval at the Birmingham Town Hall featuring the Spencer Davis Rhythm and Blues Quartet, the Liverpool Roadrunners, Long John Baldry's Hoochie Coochie Men, and Sonny Boy Williamson II backed by the Yardbirds.
5 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 6]: The Merseybeats ("I Think of You"); The Bachelors ("Diane"). Videos: Gerry & The Pacemakers ("I'm the One"); Cilla Black ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"); Cliff Richard ("I'm the Lonely One"). Promos: Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Candy Man"); The Searchers "Needles and Pins"); The Ronettes ("Baby I Love You""); Manfred Mann ("5-4-3-2-1")
6 Cilla Black: "Anyone Who Had a Heart" [Parlophone R 5101, charts, UK #1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "I'm the Lonely One" [Columbia DB 7203; UK release & chart; UK #8]
  British and French announce agreement on jointly constructing channel tunnel
7 The Kinks: "Long Tall Sally" / "I Took My Baby Home" [Pye 7N 15611; release; UK #42 in MM ]
The Beatles: All My Loving [Parlophone GEP 8883, EP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! (episode 28]: The Kinks ("Long Tall Sally"); Kiki Dee; Ben E. King; Manfred Mann ("5-4-3-2-1" ); Eden Kane ("Boys Cry")
  New York City: The Beatles arrive
9 CBS-TV: 73 million watch the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show
12 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 7]: The Merseybeats ("I Think of You"); The Bachelors ("Diane"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Candy Man"); Manfred Mann ("5-4-3-2-1"). Video: Cilla Black ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"). Promos: The Beatles ("All My Loving"); The Searchers ("Needles & Pins");
13 Unit Four Plus Two: "Green Fields" [Decca F 11821, charts, UK #48]
14 Dave Clark Five: "Bits and Pieces" / "All of the Time" [UK release]
  Forest Hill, Glenlyn Ballroom: The Detours appear for the last time by this name on a program headlined by Carter-Lewis and the Southerners.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 29]: The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "You Better Move On"); The Crystals ("I Wonder"); Dusty Springfield ( "Stay Awhile"); Heinz and the Woodpeckers; The Laurie Jay Combo; Kenny Lynch
17 Coventry: The Crystals begin British tour at the Coventry Theatre backed by Manfred Mann.
18 US ends military aid to UK in response to British Leyland bus sale to Cuba
19 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 8]: The Merseybeats ("Think of You"); Dave Clark 5 ("Bits & Pieces"). Videos: The Bachelors ("Diane"); Freddie & The Dreamers ("Over You"); Eden Kane ("Boys Cry"); Cilla Black ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Candy Man"). Promo: The Searchers ("Needles & Pins").
20 The Bachelors: "Diane" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Dave Clark Five: "Bits and Pieces" [Columbia DB 7210, charts, UK #2]
Kathy Kirby: "Let Me Go Lover" [Decca F 11832, charts, UK #10]
Freddy and the Dreamers: "Over You" [Columbia DB 7214, charts, UK #13]
Dusty Springfield (b. Mary O'Brien; London 1939): "Stay Awhile" [Philips BF 1313, charts, UK #13]
  Greenford, Oldfield Hotel. The Detours appear as The Who.
21 The Rolling Stones: "Not Fade Away" / "Little by Little" [Decca F 11845, UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 30]: Dave Clark 5; Freddie & the Dreamers; Francoise Hardy
22 London, Heathrow: The Beatles return from the US (George Harrison brings a 12-string Rickenbacker)
23 Croydon, London: Benefit concert for the family of Cyril Davies at the Fairfield Hall.
  UK and US recognize Zanzibar government
26 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 9]: Eden Kane ("Boys Cry"); The Merseybeats ("I Think of You"); Kathy Kirby ("Let Me Go Lover"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children"); Promo: The Ronettes ("Baby I Love You"); Videos: The Bachelors ("Diane"); Freddie & The Dreamers ("Over You"); Dave Clark 5 ("Bits & Pieces"); Cilla Black ("Anyone Who Had a Heart");
27 Cilla Black: "Anyone Who Had a Heart" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "Little Children" [Parlophone R 5105, charts, UK #1]
The Hollies: "Just One Look" [Parlophone R 5104, charts, UK #2]
The Rolling Stones: "Not Fade Away" [Decca F 11845, charts; UK #3]
28 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 31]: The Hollies ("Just One Look"); Kathy Kirby ("Let Me Go Lover"); Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ("Little Children"); Gene Pitney ("That Girl Belongs to Yesterday"); The Zephyrs
 
  Other February Artifacts
  The Kinks: "Long Tall Sally" / "I Took My Baby Home" [Pye 7N 15611, no chrt]
The Undertakers: "Just a Little Bit"
The Tornados: "Joy Stick"
   
 
March JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
2 The Beatles: "Twist and Shout" [Tollie US release; rec 2/63]
4 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 10]: The Bachelors ("Diane"); The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away" (extract); Repeat Performances Eden Kane ("Boys Cry");The Hollies ("Just One Look"); The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away"); Dave Clark 5 ("Bits & Pieces"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Candy Man"); Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children"); Promo Video: Dusty Springfield ("Stay Awhile")
5 The Applejacks: "Tell Me When" [Decca F 11833, charts, UK #7]
Gene Pitney: "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday" (Jagger-Richards) [United Artists UP 1045, charts, UK #7]
6 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 32]: Adam Faith and the Roulettes ("If He Tells You"); The Merseybeats ("I Think of You"); Louise Cordet; Mike Hurst; The McKinleys; The Marauders
11 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 11]: Eden Kane ("Boys Cry"); Videos: Dave Clark 5 ("Bits & Pieces"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children"); The Hollies ("Just One Look"); Kathy Kirby ("Let Me Go Lover"); Gene Pitney ("That Girl Belongs to Yesterday"); Promo Video: The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away")
12 Peter and Gordon: "A World without Love" [Columbia DB 7225, charts, UK #1]
Millie Small: "My Boy Lollipop" [Fontana TF 449, charts, UK #2]
13 NME: the American Federation of Musicians (consulting the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services) will begin restricting visits by British groups to those who are part of exchange agreements
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 33]: Petula Clark (singer, appearing as guest DJ); Bern Elliott & Fenmen ("New Orleans"); Julie Grant; The Inferno
  Soho, London: The Marquee Club moves from 165 Oxford Street to 90 Wardour. Evening's performance features Sonny Boy Williamson, Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men, and the Yardbirds.
14 Melody Maker : Ray Coleman takes the bait and asks, "Would you let your sister go with a Rolling Stone?"
——: The BBC estimates that Top of the Pops has a viewer base of 11 million.
——: Bob Dawbarn describes the growing importance of rhythm and blues in London (and mentions the Who).
18 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 12]: The Bachelors ("I Believe"); Marquis of Bath ("Announcement"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Good Golly Miss Molly"). Videos: Gene Pitney ("That Girl Belongs to Yesterday"); The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away"); The Hollies ("Just One Look"); Dave Clark 5 ("Bits & Pieces"). Promo Video: Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children")
19 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "Little Children" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Bachelors: "I Believe" [Decca F 11857, charts, UK #2]
The Migil Five: "Mockingbird Hill" [Pye 7N 15597, charts, UK #10]
The Swinging Blue Jeans: "Good Golly Miss Molly" [HMV POP 1273, charts, UK #11]
20 The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That" [Parlophone R 5114; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 34]: The Beatles ("It Won't Be Long," "You Can't Do That," & "Can't Buy Me Love"); Dusty Springfield ("Everyday I Have to Cry"); The Animals "Baby, Let Me Take You Home"); Bobby Vee ("Buddy's Song")
21 Record Mirror : Steve Marriott's Moments will release "I Cried"
  The Beatles: "She Loves You" [Swan 4152; US #1 for 2 weeks]
23 London: John Lennon's In His Own Write published
  The Beatles: "Do You Want to Know a Secret" / "Thank You Girl" [VeeJay US release]
24 Suffolk coast: Radio Caroline begins broadcasting
25 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 13]. Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); The Applejacks ("Tell Me When"). Promo Video: The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away"). Videos: The Hollies ("Just One Look"); The Beatles ("You Can't Do That" and "Can't Buy Me Love"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children"); The Bachelors ("I Believe")
26 The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" [Parlophone R 5114; charts; UK #1]
The Mojos: "Everything's Alright" [Decca F 11853, charts, UK #9]
  London: Ten found guilty in train robbery
28 London, Wandsworth: Roger Daltry marries Jacqueline Rickman.
29 Coventry Theatre, Coventry: The Dave Clark Five Show begins with the Hollies, Mark Wynter, the Trebletones, the Mojos, and the Kinks.
  English Channel: Radio Caroline begins broadcasting.
 
  Other March Artifacts
  Clacton: Mod-Rocker "riots"
UK launches second satellite, Ariel 2
  The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over [US LP release; reaches US top 40]
   
 
April JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 14]. The Applejacks ("Tell Me When"); Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Good Golly Miss Molly"). Videos: Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"); The Bachelors ("I Believe"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("Little Children")
2 The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Four Pennies: "Juliet" [Philips BF 1322, charts, UK #1]
3 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 35]: The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away" & "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"); Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas; Manfred Mann ("Hubble Bubble (Toil & Trouble)"); Sounds Incorporated ("The Spartans"); Madeline Bell ("Don't Cross to My Side")
4 The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love" [Capitol 5150; US #1 for 5 weeks]
5 Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" / "Show Me that You Care " [Columbia DB 7268; UK release]
7 The Searchers: "Don't Throw Your Love Away" / "I Pretend I'm with You" [Pye 7N 15630; UK release]
8 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 36]: "Rave Mad Mod Ball." Rolling Stones ("Walking The Dog," "Not Fade Away," "High Heeled Sneakers" &"I'm All Right"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas; The Fourmost; The Merseybeats; Sounds Incorporated; The Searchers; Cilla Black; Freddie & The Dreamers; Kenny Lynch; Manfred Mann
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 15]: Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"); The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Good Golly Miss Molly"). Promo Videos: The Mojos ("Everything's Alright"); Elvis Presley ("Viva Las Vegas"). Videos: The Beatles ("Can't Buy Me Love"); The Bachelors ("I Believe")
9 The Undertakers: "Just a Little Bit" [Pye 7N 15607, charts, UK #49]
10 The Beatles: The Beatles' Second Album [Capitol T-2080/ST-2080; US LP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 37]: The Searchers ("Don't Throw Your Love Away"); Peter Paul and Mary ("Tell It to the Mountain"); Richard Anthony ("If I Loved You"); The Applejacks ( "Tell Me When"); Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
13 London, 100 Club: Doug Sandom plays his last gig with the Who.
15 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 16]: Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); The Migil 5 ("Mockingbird Hill"); Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"). Promo Video: The Beatles ("Can't Buy Me Love"). Videos: Gerry & The Pacemakers ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"); The Bachelors ("I Believe"); The Applejacks ("Tell Me When")
16 The Searchers: "Don't Throw Your Love Away" [Pye 7N 15630, charts, UK #1]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" [Columbia DB 7268, charts, UK #6]
Manfred Mann: "Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble" [HMV POP 1282, charts, UK #11]
The Merseybeats: "Don't Turn Around" [Fontana TF 549, charts, UK #13]
The Animals: "Baby Let Me Take You Home" [Columbia DB 7247, charts, UK #21]
17 The Kinks: "You Still Want Me" / "You Do Something to Me" [Pye 7N 15636, release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 38]: Roy Orbison ("It's Over"); Helen Shapiro; Kathy Kirby ("You're the One"); The Fourmost ("A Little Loving"); Dave Berry ("Baby It's You"); The Escourts; Van Dyke and the Bambies; The Gamblers
21 BBC-1 and BBC-2: second state television channel opens
22 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 17]: Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"). Videos: The Mojos ("Everything's Alright"); The Bachelors ("I Believe"); Gerry & The Pacemakers ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"); The Searchers ("Don't Throw Your Love Away"). Promo Video: Manfred Mann "Hubble Bubble"
23 Peter and Gordon: "A World without Love" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Fourmost: "A Little Loving" [Parlophone R 5128, charts, UK #6]
Frank Ifield: "Angry at the Big Oak Tree" [Columbia DB 7263, charts, UK #25]
24 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 39]: "Golden Rose TV-festival, Montreux, Switzerland." The Rolling Stones ("Mona," "Route 66" & "Not Fade Away"); Petula Clark; Kenny Lynch ("Stand by Me"); Les Surfs; The Beatles ("Can't Buy Me Love" [repeat from 20-Mar-64]).
26 The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones [Decca LK 4605, UK LP release, UK #1]
  New Musical Express 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert, Empire Pool, Wembly (Beatles, Dave Clark 5, Rolling Stones, and others)
27 The Beatles: "Love Me Do" / "PS, I Love You" [Tollie US release]
29 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 18]: Peter & Gordon ("World without Love"); The Rolling Stones ("I Just Want to Make Love to You"); The Merseybeats ("Don't Turn Around"); The Fourmost ("A Little Loving"); Gerry & The Pacemakers ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"). Videos: The Searchers ("Don't Throw Your Love Away"); Manfred Mann ("Hubble Bubble"); Migil 5 ("Mockingbird Hill")
30 Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "Constantly" [Columbia DB 7272, charts, UK #4]
Billy Fury: "I'm Lost without You" [Decca F 11888, charts, UK #14]
Dave Berry: "Baby It's You" [Decca F 11876, charts, UK #24]
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates: "Always and Ever" [HMV POP 1269, charts, UK #46; last charting single]
  Bristol: The American Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan opens their British tour.
Greenford, Oldfield Hotel: Keith Moon probably auditions with the Who.
 
  Other April Artifacts
  The Dave Clark Five: A Session with the Dave Clark Five [LP release]
  The Kinks: "You Still Want Me" / "You Do Something to Me" [Pye 7N 15673, no chrt]
  Detroit: Ford rolls out the first production models of the Mustang.
   
 
May JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 40]: Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Billy Fury; The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); Freddie and the Dreamers ("I Love You Baby"); Tommy Quickly; Bobby Shafto. Surviving footage (probably from 1 May 1964): Lulu ("Shout"); Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Billy Fury ("I Will" & "Nothin' Shakin' (but the Leaves on the Trees)"; The Four Pennies ("Juliet")
2 London: Keith Moon premiers with the Who at a birthday party.
3 CBS TV: Gerry and the Pacemakers debut on the Ed Sullivan Show
4 London: Dick James moves his offices to New Oxford Street
5 London, Philips Records, Edgware Road: The Who audition for Chris Parmeinter and Jack Baverstock.
6 London: Chappell's Music burns, killing one employee and destroying thousands of music manuscripts and records
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 19]: The Merseybeats ("Don't Turn Around"); The Fourmost ("A Little Loving"); The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"); Billy Fury ("I Will"). Videos: The Searchers ("Don't Throw Your Love Away"); The Bachelors ("I Believe"). Promo Videos: Cliff Richard ("Constantly;" Roy Orbison ("It's Over")
7 Searchers: "Don't Throw Your Love Away" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Cilla Black: "You're My World" [Parlophone R 5133, charts, UK #1]
Briane Poole and the Tremeloes: "Someone Someone" [Decca F 11893, charts, UK #2]
The Shadows: "The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt" [Columbia DB 7216, charts, UK #5]
Kathy Kirby: "You're the One" [Decca F 11892, charts, UK #17]
8 BBC: Experimental stereo broadcast [Rolling Stones; Georgie Fame and the Blueflames]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 41]: Little Richard ("Bama Lama Bama Loo"); Carl Perkins; The Animals; The Fourmost; Brian Poole and the Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"); Mike Berry; The Swinging Blue Jeans
9 The Hollies: "Here I Go Again" / "Baby That's All" [UK release]
10 London: Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins open British tour at the Finsbury Park Astoria. The Dominoes (with King Size Taylor) back the headliners with the Animals, the Swinging Blue Jeans, the Nashville Teens, and the Other Two filling out the programme.
  Watford, Hertfordshire, Watford Town Hall, "Herts Beat Contest": The Zombies win the contest and £250. Ken Jones and Joe Roncoroni of Marquis Enterprises get the band members' parents to sign publishing and management contracts and arrange for an audition with Dick Rowe at Decca. Rod Argent is 18.
13 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 20]. The Four Pennies ("Juliet"). Videos: Freddie & The Dreamers ("I Love You Baby"); The Fourmost ("A Little Loving"); Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Millie ("My Boy Lollipop"). Promo Videos: The Shadows ("The Rise & Fall Of Flingel Bunt"); Cliff Richard ("Constantly")
14 Lulu and the Luvvers: "Shout" [Decca F 11884, charts, UK #7]
Freddie and the Dreamers: "I Love You Baby" [Columbia DB 7286, charts, UK #16]
15 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 42]: The Dave Clark Five ("Can't You See that She's Mine"); The Hollies ("Here I Go Again"); Eden Kane; Susan Maughan; The Pretty Things; The Andree Silver; The Monotones
20 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 21]: Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"); Kathy Kirby ("You're the One"). Videos: The Four Pennies ("Juliet"). Promo Videos: The Shadows ("The Rise & Fall of Flingel Bunt"); Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Gigliola Cinquetti ("Non Ho L'eta Per Amarti").
21 The Four Pennies: "Juliet" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Hollies: "Here I Go Again" [Parlophone R 5137, charts, UK #4]
  The Beatles: "Sie Liebt Dich" / "I'll Get You" [Swan US release]
22 The Spencer Davis Group: "Sittin' and Thinkin'" / "Dimples" [Fontana TF 471; UK release; no chart]
Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 43]: The Yardbirds ("I Wish You Would"); Dionne Warwick ("Walk on By"); Little Richard ("Bama Lama Bama Loo"); Francoise Hardy ("Tous les Garcons et les Filles"); The Dennisons ("Walkin' the Dog"); Mark Wynter ("Only You"); The Laurie Jay Combo
27 Shivering Sands, Thames Estuary: Radio Sutch begins broadcasting
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops , Episode 22: The Hollies ("Here I Go Again"); Billy Fury ("I Will"). Videos: The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); Freddie & The Dreamers ("I Love You Baby"); Cilla Black ("You're My World"). Promo Videos: Roy Orbison ("It's Over"); Cliff Richard ("Constantly").
  New Delhi, India: Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, dies
28 Cilla Black: "You're My World" [UK #1 for 4 weeks]
  The Dave Clark Five: "Can't You See that She's Mine" [Columbia DB 7291, charts, UK #10]
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Stop, Look, and Listen" [Fontana TF 451, charts, UK #37]
29 Peter and Gordon: "Nobody I Know" / "You Don't Have to Tell Me" [UK release]
Graham Bond Organization: "Long Tall Shorty" / "Long Legged Baby" [Decca F 11909, UK release]
  Mandy Rice-Davies: Introducing Mandy [UK EP release]
  The Daily Mirror : describes the Rolling Stones as "the ugliest group in Britain"
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 44]: The Swinging Blue Jeans ("You're No Good"); The Merseybeats ("Why Not Tonight"); Kenny Lynch ("Stand By Me"); The Remo Four; Polly Perkins; The Mojos
30 The Beatles: "Love Me Do" [Tollie 9008; US #1 for 1 week]
  New York City: The Dave Clark Five appear at Carnegie Hall
31 CBS TV: The Dave Clark Five debut on the Ed Sullivan Show
 
  Other May Artifacts
  Chad and Jeremy: "Yesterday's Gone"
The Dave Clark Five: The Dave Clark Five Return [release; reaches top 40 in July]
  Greenford, London: Keith Moon sits in with the Who at the Oldfield Hotel
  The Beatles: "Love Me Do" [US#1]
The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hit Makers [London PS 375, US release]
   
 
June JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
2 New York City: The Rolling Stones arrive in US for first tour [Norman 1984: 106]
3 Red Sands, Thames Estuary: Radio Invicta begins broadcasting
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 23]. Performance: Lulu & The Luvvers ("Shout"). Videos: Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"); Dave Clark 5 ("Can't You See That She's Mine"). Promo Video: The Hollies ("Here I Go Again").
4 The Swinging Blue Jeans: "You're No Good" [HMV POP 1304, charts, UK #3]
The Bachelors: "Ramona" [Decca F 11910, charts, UK #4]
Peter and Gordon: "Nobody I Know" [Columbia DB 7292. charts, UK #10]
Frankie Vaugh: "Hello Dolly" [Philips BF 1339, charts, UK #18]
The Migil Five: "Near You" [Pye 7N 15645, charts, UK #31]
  ABC: The Rolling Stones appear on the The Hollywood Palace where Dean Martin ridicules them
5 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 45]: Adam Faith and the Roulettes ("I Love Being in Love with You"); The Applejacks ("Like Dreamers Do"); The Fortunes ("Come on Girl")
6 The Rolling Stones: "Tell Me" / "I Just Want to Make Love to You" [US release]
7 CBS TV: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas debut on the Ed Sullivan Show
10 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 24]: Swinging Blue Jeans ("You're No Good"); Lulu & The Luvvers ("Shout"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"). Repeat Performance: The Bachelors ("Ramona"). Promo Video: Cilla Black ("You're My World").
10- Chicago: The Rolling Stones record at Chess Studios with Ron Malo, including next UK single, "It's All Over Now;" Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Chuck Berry visit
11 The Applejacks: "Like Dreamers Do" (L-Mc) [Decca F 11916, charts, UK #20]
The Mojos: "Why Not Tonight" [Decca F 11918, charts, UK #25]
12 Granada TV: John Lee Hooker appears on "Scene at 6:30"
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 46]: The Dave Clark Five ("Can't You See that She's Mine"); Peter and Gordon ("Nobody I Know"); Jimmy Powell and The 5 Dimensions; Dusty Springfield
  South Africa: Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment
13 Melody Maker : The Rolling Stones's first US tour has been unsuccessful.
14 Pye Studios, London: The Kinks make their first attempt at recording "You Really Got Me."
16 The Honeycombs: "Have I the Right?" / "Please Don't Pretend Again" [UK release]
17 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 25]: Swinging Blue Jeans ("You're No Good"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"); Frankie Vaughan ("Hello Dolly"). Videos: Peter & Gordon ("Nobody I Know"). Promo Video: Dave Clark 5 ("Can't You See That She's Mine").
18 The Pretty Things (Kent/London 1963): "Rosalyn" [charts, UK #41] / "Big Boss Man" [Fontana TF 469]
  London: Elvis Preseley's film, Kissin' Cousins opens
19 The Animals: "House of the Rising Sun" / "Talkin' 'bout You" [UK release]
  The Beatles: Long Tall Sally [UK EP release]
  Washington: US Civil Rights Bill passes Congress
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 47]: The Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"); The Crickets ("(They Call Her) La Bamba"); Troy Dante & the Infernos ("Tell Me When"); Davie Jones [David Bowie] and the King Bees
20 Nashville Teens: "Tobacco Road" / "I Like It Like That" [Decca F 11930; UK release]
24 Blackpool: A Rolling Stones concert ends in a riot
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 26]: PJ Proby ("Hold Me"); John Lee Hooker ("Dimples"). Videos: The Bachelors ("Ramona"); Peter & Gordon ("Nobody I Know"); Dave Clark 5 ("Can't You See that She's Mine"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("It's Over").
  Mississippi: 3 civil rights workers disappear (and are later found dead)
25 Roy Orbison: "It's Over" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Animals: "House of the Rising Sun" [Columbia DB 7301, charts, UK #1]
Millie Small: "Sweet William" [Fontana TF 479, charts, UK #30]
26 The Rolling Stones: "It's All Over Now" [Decca F 11934, UK release, rec 6/64, charts 2 Jul, UK #1]
  The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night [US release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 48]: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now" &"Good Times Bad Times"); The Jynx; Millie Small [a.k.a. Millie] ("Sweet William"); The Merseybeats ( "Wishin' & Hopin'"); The McKinleys
27 Peter and Gordon: "A World without Love" [Capitol 5175; US #1 for 1 week]
30 Railway Hotel, Wealdstone, Harrow: The Who play their first regular Tuesday gig at the "Bluesday R&B Club"
 
  Other June Artifacts
  The Yardbirds: "I Wish You Would" / "A Certain Girl"
Dusty Springfield: "Wishin' and Hopin'"
  London, Philips' Studios; Stanhope Place: The Who record "I'm the Face" with Jack Baverstock
   
 
July JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 27]: The Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"); Brian Poole & The Tremeloes ("Someone Someone"). Videos: Peter & Gordon ("Nobody I Know"); The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"). Promo Videos: The Beatles ("Long Tall Sally"); Roy Orbison ("It's Over").
2 Dusty Springfield: "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" [Philips BF 1313, charts, UK #3]
Cliff Richard: "On the Beach" [Columbia DB 7305, charts, UK #7]
  Cliff Richard's film, Wonderful Life , opens in London at the Empire, Leichester Sq.
  Washington: Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
3 The High Numbers: "I'm the Face" / "Zoot Suit" [UK release]
Cliff Richard: Wonderful Life [UK LP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 49]: pre-empted
  London: The Who begin appearing as the High Numbers.
6 London: The Beatles' film, A Hard Day's Night opens at the Pavillion
BBC-2: The Beat Room begins airing
7 Bristol: Ray Charles begins British tour
8 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 28]: The Applejacks ("Like Dreamers Do"); The Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"). Videos: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"); The Beatles ("A Hard Day's Night" & "Long Tall Sally"). Promo Video: Elvis Presley ("Kissin' Cousins").
9 The Animals: "House of the Rising Son" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Nashville Teens: "Tobacco Road" [Decca F 11930, charts, UK #6]
The Merseybeats: "Wishin' 'n' Hopin'" [Fontana TF 482, charts, UK #13]
10 The Beatles: "A Hard Day's Night" / "Things We Said Today" [Parlophone R 5160, release, charts, UK #1]
Dave Berry: "The Crying Game" / "Don't Gimmie No Lip Child" [Decca F 11937, UK release]
  The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night [Parlophone MPC 1230(m), PCS 3058(s), LP release, UK #1]
  Odeon Theatre, Liverpool: A Hard Day's Night opens
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 50]: Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); The Searchers ("Someday We're Gonna Love Again"); Dusty Springfield ("I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"); The Four Pennies ("I Found Out the Hard Way"); The Pete Best Four; The Leroys
12 IBC Studios, Portland Place, London: The Kinks record "You Really Got Me" with Bobby Graham on drums and Arthur Greenslade on piano.
13 The Beatles: "A Hard Day's Night" / "I Should Have Known Better" [Capitol; US release]
14 The Rolling Stones: Five by Five [Decca DFE 8590, UKEP release, charts, UK #1]
  Harrow & Wealdstone, London: Kit Lambert hears the High Numbers (alias "the Who") at the Railway Hotel
15 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 29]: The Barron Knights ("Call up the Groups"); Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"). Videos: The Searchers ("Some Day We're Gonna Love Again"); The Beatles ("A Hard Day's Night"); Dusty Springfield ("I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"); The Merseybeats ("Wishin' & Hopin'").
16 The Rolling Stones: "It's All Over Now" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Manfred Mann: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" [HMV POP 1320, charts, UK #1; US#1/Oct]
The Searchers: "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" [Pye 7N 15670, charts, UK #11]
The Four Pennies: "I Found Out the Hard Way" [Philips BF 1349, charts, UK #14]
Freddie and the Dreamers: "Just for You" [Collumbia DB 7322, charts, UK #41]
  Resale Prices Act (limits property resale prices)
17 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 51]: n.a.
19 Harlem (and in later Brooklyn and Rochester): race riots
20 The Beatles: "I'll Cry Instead" / "I'm So Happy Just to Dance with You" [US release]
The Beatles: "If I Fell' / "And I Love Her" [US release]
  The Beatles: Something New [US release]
22 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 30]: The Barron Knights ("Call up the Groups"); Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"). Videos: The Searchers ("Some Day We're Gonna Love Again"); The Beatles ("A Hard Day's Night"); Dusty Springfield ("I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"); The Merseybeats ("Wishin' & Hopin'").
23 The Beatles: "A Hard Day's Night" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Honeycombs (London 1963): "Have I the Right?" [Pye 7N 15664, charts, UK #1]
Billy Fury: "It's Only Make Believe" [Decca F 11939, charts, UK #10]
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "From a Window" [Parlophone R 5156, charts, UK #10]
24 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 52]: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"); The Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"); The Mojos ("Why Not Tonight"); Sandie Shaw ("As Long as You're Happy Baby"); The Fourmost; The Paramounts; Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes ("Somebody's always Trying")
29 London: Shirley Collins and Davy Graham perform a concert with an "Eastern flavor" at the Mercury Theatre
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 31]:. The Searchers ("Some Day We're Gonna Love Again"); The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road"), The Four Pennies ("I Found Out the Hard Way"). Videos: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"); The Beatles ("Things We Said Today"); Billy J. Kramer ("From a Window"); Billy Fury ("It's Only Make Believe").
31 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 53]: The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"); Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); The Four Pennies ("Found Out the Hard Way"); Kenny Lynch ("What Am I to You" or "My Own Two Feet"); Simon Scott ("Move It Baby"); Peter Lee Stirling; The Shevelles; The Leroys
  Moon: US Ranger 7 sends back pictures
 
  Other July Artifacts
  Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "I'll Keep You Satisfied" [released]
  Millie Small: "My Boy Lollipop" [US #2]
The Dave Clark Five: American Tour [release; reaches US Top 40 LP in September]
 
August JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 The Beatles: "A Hard Day's Night" [Capitol 5222; US #1 for 2 weeks]
2 The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night opens across the UK.
  London: Brian Sommerville (formerly agent for the Beatles) begins work with the Kinks.
  Gulf of Tonkin: North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack US ships
3 BBC-1: Follow the Beatles airs
4 The Kinks: "You Really Got Me" / "It's Alright" [Pye 7N 15673, release, UK #1, US #7]
  Mississippi: Federal Marshals find missing civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney buried in an earthen dam
Gulf of Tonkin/Vietnam: Lyndon Johnson launches an attack against North Vietnam on the basis of a presumed attack on an American ship purposely positioned eight miles off the Vietnamese coast.
5 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 32]: Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("From a Window"). Videos: The Barron Knights ("Call Up the Groups"); The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right?"); The Four Pennies ("I Found Out the Hard Way"). Promo Video: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"); Billy Fury ("It's Only Make Believe").
6 Dave Berry: "The Crying Game" [Decca F 11937, charts, UK #5]
Cilla Black: "It's for You" [Parlophone R 5162, charts, UK #7]
  London: St. Giles Music Center opens
7 Herman's Hermits: "I'm into Something Good" [UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 54]: The Rolling Stones ("It's All Over Now"); Cilla Black ("It's for You"); The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road"); Brian Poole and the Tremeloes ("Twelve Steps to Love"); Kenny Lynch ("What Am I to You")
  Washington, D.C.: Congress passes the "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution" giving President Johnson gains direct control of American forces in Vietnam
8 The Rolling Stones: Five by Five [Decca DFE 8590; UK EP release; UK #9]
7-9 The 4th National Jazz & Blues Festival, Richmond:Rolling Stones; Yardbirds; Kenny Ball, Memphis Slim; Chris Barber; Humphrey Lyttelton; Ottilie Patterson; Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames; Val McCallun and the Authentics; the T-Bones; the Grebbles; Mose Allison; Tubby Hayes Big Band; Graham Bond; African Messengers; Johnny Scott; Dick Morrisey; Alex Welsh; Long John Baldry; Manfred Mann, Jimmy Witherspoon
12 Raid frees British train robber from prison
Ian Fleming dies
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 33]: The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road"); The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right?"); Dave Berry ("The Crying Game"). Videos: Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); The Barron Knights ("Call Up the Groups"). Promo Videos: Cilla Black ("It's for You"); The Beach Boys ("I Get Around").
  The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night opens across the US
13 Manfred Mann: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Kinks: "You Really Got Me" [Pye 7N 15673, charts, UK #1]
Julie Rogers: "The Wedding" [Mercury MF 820, charts, UK #3]
The Bachelors: "I Wouldn't Trade You for the World" [Decca F 11949, charts, UK #4]
Marianne Faithful: "As Tears Go By" [Decca F 11923, charts, UK #9]
The Zombies: "She's Not There" [Decca F 11940, charts, UK #12]
The Dave Clark Five: "Thinking of You Baby" [Columbia DB 7335, charts, UK #26]
The Fourmost: "How Can I Tell Her" [Parlophone R 5157, charts, UK #33]
Simon Scott: "Move It Baby" [Parlophone R 5164, charts, UK #37]
  Last UK hangings:
Walton Gaol, Liverpool. Peter Anthony Allen (21)
Strangeways, Manchester
. Gwynne Owen Evans (24)
14 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 55]: Georgie Fame; Swinging Blue Jeans; The Naturals ("I Should Have Known Better"); Alexis Korner and Blues Incorporated; Johnny Milton and the Condors; Julie Grant
19 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 34]: The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"); The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right?"); Dave Berry ("The Crying Game"); Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"). Videos: Dionne Warwick ("You'll Never Get to Heaven"); Brenda Lee ("Is It True?"); The Bachelors ("I Wouldn't Trade You for the World").
20 Herman's Hermits (Manchester 1963): "I'm Into Something Good" [Columbia DB 7338, charts, UK #1]
The Naturals: "I Should Have Known Better" [Parlophone R 5165, charts, UK #24]
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes: "Twelve Steps to Love" [Decca F 11951, charts, UK #32]
21 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 56]: Helen Shapiro; Brenda Lee ("Is It True"); Wayne Gibson and the Dynamic Sounds; Duffy Power
24 The Zombies: "She's Not There" [Decca UK release]
  The Beatles: "Matchbox" / "Slow Down" [US release]
24-28 London: The British Music Trade Fair at the Hotel Russel displays the latest in musical instruments and amplification equipment.
26 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 35]: The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"); The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right?"); Gerry & The Pacemakers ("It's Gonna Be Alright"); The Zombies ("She's Not There"). Videos: Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); Cilla Black ("It's for You"). Promo Video: The Bachelors ("I Wouldn't Trade You for the World").
27 The Honeycombs: "Have I the Right?" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
28 NME : Dave Berry says, "I don't think there are any writers in Britain today who can write great rock stuff."
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 57]: Gerry and the Pacemakers ("It's Gonna Be Alright"); Dusty Springfield ("Can I Get A Witness?"); Mark Wynter ("Love Hurts"); Lulu ("Can't Hear You")
 
  Other August Artifacts
  Chad and Jeremy: "A Summer Song"
   
 
September JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
2 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 36]: Dave Berry ("The Crying Game"); Herman's Hermits ("I'm Into Something Good"); Marianne Faithfull ("As Tears Go by"); The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right?"); The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"). Videos: Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); The Zombies ("She's Not There")
3 The Shadows: "Rhythm and Greens" [Columbia DB 7342, charts, UK #22]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "It's Gonna Be All Right" [Columbia DB 7353, charts, UK #24]
4 Millie Small: More Millie [Fontana UK LP release]
  Joe Cocker: "I'll Cry Instead" [Decca UK release; Cocker's first record]
Them: "Don't Start Crying Now" / "One Two Brown Eyes" (Decca F 11973) [UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 58]: Season Two begins with Herman's Hermits ("I'm Into Something Good"); Peter and Gordon; The Rustiks; The Searchers ("When You Walk in the Room"); Bern Elliott and the the Klan ("Good Times")
5 The Animals: "House of the Rising Sun" [MGM 13264; US #1 for 3 weeks]
9 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 37]: Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"); Marianne Faithfull ("As Tears Go by"); PJ Proby ("Together"). Videos: The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right?"); The Kinks ("You Really Got Me").
10 The Kinks: "You Really Got Me" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
11 The Mojos: "Seven Daffodils" [Decca F 11959, charts, UK #30]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 59]: Bill Haley and His Comets; Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers ("One Way Love"); Adam Faith and the Roulettes; Tony Jackson and the Vibrations ("Bye Bye Baby"); Rita Bartok; Doug Sheldon
12 New York: The Animals are the first British group to be routed through a new immigration and customs procedure which isolates their arrival from fans.
15 London: First issue of The Sun appears
16 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 38]: Herman's Hermits ("I'm into Something Good"); Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"); Marianne Faithfull ("As Tears Go by"); PJ Proby ("Together"). Videos: The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"); The Zombies ("She's Not There").
17 The Searchers: "When You Walk in the Room" [Pye 7N 15694, charts, UK #3]
Matt Monro: "Walk Away" [Parlophone R 5171, charts, UK #4]
The Hollies: "We're Through" [Parlophone R 5178, charts, UK #7]
The Animals: "I'm Crying" [Columbia DB 7354, charts, UK #8]
  London: World premiere of Goldfinger , Odeon
18 Torquay: Irish playwright Sean O'Casey dies (84)
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 60]: The Animals ("I'm Crying"); Elkie Brooks; The Chants; The Hollies ("We're Through"); Dionne Warwick ("Reach Out for Me")
20 London: Bill Haley returns to Britain for the first time since 1957 (supporting Brenda Lee)
21 London: The Who audition for EMI at Abbey Road
  Malta: independence from Britain
24 Herman's Hermits: "I'm into Something Good" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 39]: The Applejacks ("Three Little Words"); Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"). Repeat Performance: The Bachelors ("I Wouldn't Trade You for the World"); Herman's Hermits ("I'm into Something Good"); Brenda Lee ("Is It True?"). Promo Video: The Animals ("I'm Crying").
25 NME : Songwriter Geoff Stephens says, "I think the essential factor in any song is feel. If the lyrical idea is good as well, that's fine—but feel is the main thing."
  The Rolling Stones: "Time Is on My Side" [London 9708, US release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 61]: The Band of Angels; The Four; Gerry and the Pacemakers ("It's Gonna Be Alright"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("Um Um Um Um Um Um"); Little Eva; Little Walter
27 Washington: Warren Commission report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy

Other September Artifacts
Freddie Starr and the Midnighters: "Never Cry on Someone's Shoulder"
The Moody Blues: "Lose Your Money"
The Undertakers: "If You Don't Come Back"
 
 
October JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers: "One Way Love" [Parlophone R 5173, charts, UK #9]
The Rockin' Berries: "I Didn't Mean to Hurt You" [Picadilly 7N 35197, charts, UK #43]
2 The Kinks: Kinks [Pye NPL 18096; UK LP release]
  London: Souvenir Press publishes Brian Epstein's Cellarfull of Noise
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 62]: John Lee Hooker; Lulu and the Luvvers; Keith Powell
3 Little Richard opens UK tour
4 UK Swings Again opens featuring Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, the Hollies, the Swinging Blue Jeans, Lulu and the Luvvers, the Applejacks, the Animals and the Tornados
5 Canada: Elizabeth II begins visit
8 Roy Orbison: "Oh Pretty Woman" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Sandie Shaw: "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" [Pye 7N 15704, charts, UK #1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "The Twelfth of Never" [Columbia DB 7372, charts, UK #8]
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" [Fontana TF 497, charts, UK #5]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 40]: Performance: Matt Monro ("Walk Away"). Videos: The Newbeats ("Bread & Butter"); The Hollies ("We're Through"); Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"); Herman's Hermits ("I'm Into Something Good"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("Oh Pretty Woman"); Jimmy Savile ("Feature").
9 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 63]: The Dave Clark Five; The Honeycombs ("Is It Because"); Manfred Mann - "Sha La La"
12 Baikonur Cosmodrome: launch of Voskhod space capsule with a three-man crew on the first mission involving more than one crew member
Moscow: Presidium votes to remove Kruschev from presidency
14 Moscow: Kruschev resigns as USSR Premier
15 Manfred Mann: "Sha La La" [HMV POP 1346, charts, UK #3]
The Rockin' Berries: "He's in Town" [Piccadilly 7N 35203, charts, UK #3]
Val Doonican: "Walk Tall" [Decca F 11982, charts, UK #3]
The Applejacks: "Three Little Words" [Decca F 11981, charts, UK #23; last chart]
  UK: In general election, Labour wins narrow 4-seat victory and Harold Wilson becomes PM
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 41/43?]: Matt Monro ("Walk Away"); Sandie Shaw ("There's Always Something there to Remind Me"); The Nashville Teens ("Google Eye"); The Searchers ("When You Walk in the Room"). Videos: Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers ("One Way Love"); Herman's Hermits ("I'm into Something Good"); Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"); The Supremes ("Baby Love").
  Moscow: Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Kruschev
16 Dusty Springfield: "Losing You" / "Summer Is Over" [Philips release]
Zombies: "Leave Me Be" / "Woman" [Decca]
Four Pennies: "Black Girl" / "You Went Away" [Philips release]
Nocturns: "Carryin' On" / "Three Cool Cats" [Decca release]
Pretty Things: "Don't Bring Me Down" / "We'll Be Together" [Fontana release]
Spencer Davis Group: "I Can't Stand It" / "Midnight Train" [Fontana release]
  China explodes its first atomic bomb
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 64]: Dionne Warwick ("Reach Out for Me"); Mick Jagger (interview by Ellen Grehan)
18 CBS TV: The Animals appear on the Ed Sullivan Show
19 London: American Blues Festival tour begins at Fairfield Hall, Croydon with Howlin' Wolf, Lightin' Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, Hubert Sumlin, Hammie Nixon, John Henry Barbee, and Sugar Pie Desanto
22 Sandie Shaw: "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  Dusty Springfield: "Losing You" [Philips BF 1369, charts, UK #9]
The Nashville Teens: "Google Eye" [Decca F 12000, charts, UK #10]
The Pretty Things: "Don't Bring Me Down" [Fontana TF 503, charts, UK #10]
The Dave Clark Five: "Any Way You Want It" [Columbia DB 7377, charts, UK #25]
Tommy Quickly: "Wild Side of Life" [Pye 7N 15708, charts, UK #33]
The Honeycombs: "Is It Because" [Pye 7N 15705, charts, UK #38]
  London: EMI rejects the Who
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 42]:  Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers ("One Way Love"); Matt Monro ("Walk Away"); Sandie Shaw ("There's Always Something there to Remind Me"); The Supremes ("Where Did Our Love Go?"). Videos: Herman's Hermits ("I'm into Something Good"); The Hollies ("We're Through"). Promo Video: Henry Mancini ("How Soon"); Roy Orbison ("Oh Pretty Woman"); The Animals ("I'm Crying"); The Searchers ("When You Walk in the Room").
23 The Kinks: "All Day and All of the Night" / "I Gotta Move" [Pye 7N 15714; release; UK #2]
Marianne Faithfull: "Blowin' in the Wind" / "House of the Rising Sun" [Decca release]
Freddie and the Dreamers: "I Understand" / "I Will" [Columbia release]
Screaming Lord Sutch: "Dracula's Daughter" / "Come Back Baby" [Oriole release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 65]: The Dave Clark Five ("Anyway You Want It"); Marianne Faithfull ("Blowin' in the Wind"); Sandie Shaw ("There's always Something there to Remind Me"); Dusty Springfield ("Losing You")
  New York City: The Rolling Stones begin their second US tour
25 CBS: The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show [CBS broadcast];
New York City: Sullivan promises press afterwards that "they will never be back to our show" ( NME Nov 13, p.8)
26 London. UK announces 15% surcharge on imports
27 London. UK requests that Rhodesian PM Ian Smith resign
29 The Four Pennies: "Black Girl" [Philips BF 1366, charts, UK #20]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 45]: Manfred Mann ("Sha La La"); Matt Monro ("Walk Away"); The Rockin' Berries ("He's in Town"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("Um Um Um Um Um Um"). Videos: Julie Rogers ("The Wedding"); Sandie Shaw ("There's Always Something there to Remind Me"); The Shangri-Las ("Remember"); The Supremes ("Baby Love"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("Oh Pretty Woman").
30 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 66]: The Dixie Cups ("People Say"); The Kinks ("All Day and All of The Night"); Sugar Pie Desanto ("I Don't Wanna Fuss")
31 The Animals: The Animals [Columbia 33SX 1669; UK release]
  Exeter: Sister Rosetta Tharpe begins her British tour at Exeter University.
 
  Other October Artifacts
  The Rolling Stones: 12 x 5 [London PS 402, US LP release only, US#3]
   
November JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
3 US: Lyndon Johnson wins presidential election
5 Freddie and the Dreamers: "I Understand" [Columbia DB 7381, charts, UK #5]
The Spencer Davis Group: "I Can't Stand It" [Fontana TF 499, charts, UK #47]
The Merseybeats: "Last Night (I Made a Little Girl Cry)" [Fontana TF 504, charts, UK #40]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 46]: Sandie Shaw ("There's always Something there to Remind Me"); The Kinks ("All Day and All of the Night"); The Rockin' Berries ("He's in Town"); The Pretty Things ("Don't Bring Me Down"). Videos: The Searchers ("When You Walk in the Room"); The Shangri-Las ("Remember"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("Um Um Um Um Um Um"). Promo Video: The Nashville Teens ("Google Eye").
6 Them: "Baby, Please Don't Go" / "Gloria" [UK released]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 67]: The Beach Boys ("I Get Around" & "When I Grow Up (to be a Man)"); Martha and the Vandellas; Dusty Springfield ("Losing You"); Gene Pitney ("I'm Gonna Be Strong"); The Fourmost ("Baby I Need Your Lovin'")
9 London: Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli appear together in concert
11 London: The government raises taxes by 6%
12 Roy Orbison: "Oh Pretty Woman" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Yardbirds: "Good Morning Little School Girl" / "I Ain't Got You" [Columbia DB 7391, charts, UK #44]
Petula Clark: "Downtown" [Pye 7N 15722, charts, UK #2]
Lulu: "Here Comes the Night" [Decca F 12017, charts, UK #50]
Elvis Presley's film, Roustabout , opens in London
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 47]: Dusty Springfield ("Losing You"). Herman's Hermits ("Show Me Girl"); The Four Pennies ("Black Girl"). Videos: Manfred Mann ("Sha La La"); Sandie Shaw ("There's always Something there to Remind Me"); The Kinks ("All Day and All of the Night"); The Supremes ("Baby Love"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("Oh Pretty Woman").
13 The Rolling Stones: "Little Red Rooster" / "Off the Hook" [Decca F 12014, UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 68]: Adam Faith and the Roulettes("Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird)"); Francoise Hardy; Herman's Hermits ("Show Me Girl"); The Hollies ("We're Through" &"Come on Back")
17 London: Britain places an arms embargo on South Africa
19 The Supremes: "Baby Love" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  The Rolling Stones: "Little Red Rooster" [Decca F 12014; charts; UK #1]
Herman's Hermits: "Show Me Girl" [Columbia DB 7408, charts, UK #19]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 48]:  Petula Clark ("Downtown"); Val Doonican ("Walk Tall"); The Pretty Things ("Don't Bring Me Down"). Videos: Gene Pitney ("I'm Gonna Be Strong"); The Kinks ("All Day and All of the Night"); The Rockin' Berries ("He's in Town"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("Um Um Um Um Um").
  Britain: Income tax raised; welfare benefits broadened
20 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 69]: The Rolling Stones ("Off the Hook," interview with Brian & Mick, "Little Red Rooster" & "Around and Around"); Jerry Lee Lewis (with the Plebs) ( "High Heel Sneakers" & "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"); Marvin Gaye ("How Sweet It Is" & "Can I Get a Witness"); Them ("Baby, Please Don't Go"); The Zephyrs ("What Am I Gonna Do"); Kenny Lynch ("On My Own Two Feet"); Simon Scott ("My Baby's Got Soul"); Samantha Jones
21 Melody Maker : Jennings Musical Instruments, Ltd. (Vox) announce sales of $1,500,000 in the US.
23 The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" [US release, US#1/12/64]
24 London: The Who begin an extended residence on Tuesday nights at the Marquee
Isle of Man: Manx Radio begins broadcasting as the first commercial and official station
  CBS: The Kinks American debut on the Red Skelton Show
25 The Kinks: You Really Got Me [US LP release]
  London: Eleven nations proffer $3 billion to rescue the British pound
26 Twinkle: "Terry" [Decca F 12013]
Dave Berry: "One Heart between Two" [Decca F 12020, charts, UK #41]
Adam Faith: "Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird)" [Parlophone R 5201, charts, UK #12]
The Fourmost: "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" [Parlophone R 5194, charts, UK #24]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 49]: Adam Faith ("Message to Martha"); The Four Pennies ("Black Girl"); The Pretty Things ("Don't Bring Me Down"). Repeat Performance: Gene Pitney ("I'm Gonna Be Strong"); Petula Clark ("Downtown"); The Kinks "All Day and All of the Night"); The Supremes ("Baby Love"); Val Doonican ("Walk Tall"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("Pretty Paper").
27 The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" [Parlophone R 5200, release; UK #1]
  The Kinks: Kinksize Session [PYE NEP 24200; release; UK #1]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 70]: The Beatles ("I Feel Fine," "She's a Woman," "Baby's in Black" & "Kansas City" / "Hey Hey Hey Hey"); Kim Weston ("A Little More Love"); The Isley Brothers ("Stagger Lee" & "The Last Girl"); The Searchers ("What Have They Done to the Rain?" & "This Feeling Inside"); Sandie Shaw ("Girl Don't Come"); Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
28 Florida: Mariner IV launched to Mars
30 Baikonur Cosmodrome, USSR: launch of Zond 2 for Mars
 
  Other November Artifacts
  The Hullaballoos: "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
  Pye Records, ITV House, Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London: The Who audition and record for Shel Talmy.
  The Searchers: "Love Potion Number 9" [US release only; US#3-1/65]
Chad and Jeremy: "Willow Weep for Me" [US release only]
   
 
December JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
3 The Rolling Stones: "Little Red Rooster" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Sandie Shaw: "Girl Don't Come" [Pye 7N 15743, charts, UK #3]
Sounds Orchestral: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" [Piccadilly 7N 35206, charts, UK #5]
The Bachelors: "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" [Decca F 12034, charts, UK #7]
The Searchers: "What Have They Done to the Rain" [Pye 7N 15739, charts, UK #13]
The Shadows: "Genie with the Light Brown Lamp" [Columbia DB 7416, charts, UK #17]
- BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 50]: PJ Proby ("Somewhere"); Val Doonican ("Walk Tall"); The Searchers ("What Have They Done to the Rain"). Videos: Adam Faith "Message to Martha"); Freddie and the Dreamers ("I Understand"); Gene Pitney ("I'm Gonna Be Strong"); The Beatles ("I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"). Promo Video: Jimmy Savile; Roy Orbison ("Pretty Paper").
4 The Beatles: Beatles for Sale [Parlophone PMC 1230(m)/PCS 3058(s), UK LP release, UK #1]
  The Seekers: "I'll Never Find Another You" [UK release]
Georgie Fame and Blue Flames: "Yeh Yeh" [UK release]
  Gerry and the Pacemakers' film, Ferry Cross the Mersey (Columbia) opens in London
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 71]: The Moody Blues ("Go Now"); The Miracles; P.J. Proby ("Somewhere"); Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers
9 The Kinks: "All Day and All of the Night" [US release, Reprise 0334]
10 The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" [UK #1 for 5 weeks]
  The Moody Blues: "Go Now" [Decca F 12022, charts, UK #1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "I Could Easily Fall in Love with You" [Columbia DB 7420, charts, UK #9]
  Stockholm: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 51]: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Yeh Yeh"); Sandie Shaw ("Girl Don't Come"); Twinkle ("Terry"). Videos: The Bachelors ("No Arms Can Ever Hold You"); The Beatles ("She's a Woman"). Promo Video: Adam Faith ("Message to Martha").
11 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 72]: Georgie Fame & Blue Flames ("Monkeying Around" &"Yeh Yeh" [live performance]); The McKinleys ("Sweet and Tender Romance"); Kenny Lynch ("On My Own Two Feet"); Tony Jackson and the Vibrations ("You Beat Me to the Punch"); John Watson and the Hummelflugs ("Looking for Love"); Rufus Thomas ("Walking the Dog" &"Jump Back" [live performance]); Dick and DeeDee ("Thou Shalt Not Steal"); Gerry and the Pacemakers ("Ferry 'cross the Mersey," "Why Oh Why," and "My Babe").
12 St. Joseph's Church, Packington, Bradford: Ray Davies marries Rasa Didzpetris.
16 Essex Coast: Pirate station, Radio London begins broadcasting.
17 Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: "Yeh Yeh" [Columbia DB 7428, charts, UK #1]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Ferry 'cross the Mersey" [Columbia DB 7437, charts, UK #8]
  London: Disney premieres Mary Poppins
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 52]:   Freddie and the Dreamers ("I Understand"); PJ Proby ("Somewhere"); The Bachelors ("No Arms Can Ever Hold You"); The Fourmost ("Baby I Need Your Loving"); Twinkle ("Terry"). Videos: Sandie Shaw ("Girl Don't Come"); The Searchers ("What Have They Done to the Rain"); Val Doonican ("Walk Tall"). Promo Video: The Beatles ("I Feel Fine").
18 NME : The Nashville Teens, the Zombies, and the Hullaballoos have had their visa applications rejected; they will travel to the US on limited visas restricting their performances to New York City.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 73]: The Animals; Petula Clark ("Downtown"); Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
19 London: Dusty Springfield returns from South Africa after refusing to play to segregated audiences.
  Cashbox: Review of the Who's "Bald Headed Woman" / "I Can't Explain."
21 London: House of Commons votes to ban death penalty
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 74]: Dave Berry; Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders; The Four Pennies; Herman's Hermits; The Nashville Teens; The Searchers; Sandie Shaw
24 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 53]: Christmas Special.   Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas ("Little Children"); Herman's Hermits ("I'm Into Something Good"); Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"); Sandie Shaw ("There's Always Something there to Remind Me"); The Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"); The Four Pennies ("Juliet"); The Honeycombs ("Have I the Right"); The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"); The Searchers ("Don't Throw Tour Love Away"); The Searchers ("Needles and Pins"). Videos: Cilla Black ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"); Cilla Black ("You're My World"); Peter And Gordon ("World without Love"); The Beatles ("A Hard Day's Night"); The Beatles ("I Feel Fine"); The Supremes ("Baby Love"). Promo Videos: Jimmy Savile and the Beatles [Interview]; Roy Orbison ("Oh Pretty Woman"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("It's Over").
26 The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" [Capitol 5327; US #1 for 3 weeks]
28 London: Roy Parker (45), editor and founder of Record Retailer , dies
31 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 75]: "RSG! The New Year Starts Here!" The Animals; The Dave Clark Five; Freddie and the Dreamers; The Kinks; Kenny Lynch; Manfred Mann; Susan Maughan; Sandie Shaw; Dusty Springfield
BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 54]: The Moody Blues ("Go Now"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("It Isn't There"); Val Doonican ("Walk Tall"); Twinkle ("Terry"). Videos: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Yeh Yeh"); Petula Clark ("Down Town"). Promo Video: Gerry and the Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross the Mersey").

  Other December Artifacts
The Rolling Stones: "Heart of Stone" / "What a Shame" [London 9725, US release only]
Petula Clark: "Downtown" [US#1-1/65]

Other 1964 Artifacts
  • New York: Robert Moog introduces his first modular synthesizer
  • Fullerton, California: Fender introduces its Rhodes 73-key electric piano
  • Germany: Hohner introduces its Clavinet and Cembalet CH
  • Switzerland: Studor introduces the prototype version of the 4-channel studio tape recorder J37 based on the C37 transport
  • New York: Marshall McLuhan publishes Understanding Media , saying "Electric light is pure information. The General Electric Company makes a considerable portion of its profits from electric light bulbs and lighting systems. It has not yet discovered that, quite as much as AT&T, it is in the business of moving information."
  • London: Ian Fleming's novel, You Only Live Twice published posthumously
  • London: Carry On Spying and Carry On Cleo released
  • Stratford & London: 1964 celebrated as Shakespeare's quatercentenary

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