1961 – Janis Joplin has her first singing engagement at Beaumont, Texas’ Halfway House.
1965 – John Lennon’s father Alfred releases a U.K. single today, titled “That’s My Life (My Love And My Home).”
1965 – The Beatles begin a European tour in Paris.
1965 -The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Man, The Hollies and Gerry and the Pacemakers all appeared on tonight’s UK TV pop show ‘Shindig!’
1965 – No. 1 in the American singles chart today is the Dave Clark Five’s “Over and Over.”
1965 – George Harrison proposes to Patti Boyd as they drive to a Christmas dinner in London. It’s a good offer, Patti. George and the Beatles are currently No. 1 in the British album charts with Rubber Soul. Patti Boyd – the face that launched many songs for George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Over and Over,” Dave Clark Five. The song is the group’s only No. 1 hit.
1965 – Paul McCartney attends a preview of the musical Twang! at London’s Shaftsbury Theatre.
1965 – The Beatles are No. 1 in the British singles chart today with “Day Tripper.”
1965 – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler records “Ballad of the Green Berets.”
1965 – On British TV tonight, the Beatles appear in their own tribute The Music of Lennon-McCartney. The group perform “We Can Work It Out,” and there are appearances from Peter Sellers, Marianne Faithfull, Cilla Black, Peter & Gordon, Lulu, Billy J. Kramer, Esther Phillips and Richard Anthony.
1965 – Bob Dylan takes care of his Los Angeles publicity duties in support of his new album Highway 61 Revisited at a press conference.