At a recording session in New York (under the guidance of Svengali Producer James William Guercio) The Buckinghams begin recording "Susan" and "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song". It truly was "The Year Of The Buckinghams" as these songs followed "Kind Of A Drag", "Don't You Care" and "Mercy Mercy Mercy" into The National Top Ten. (Cash Box Magazine would go on to name The Buckinghams as "The Most Promising Vocal Group in America" later this year.)
Also in the studio today (at MGM in Culver City) is Elvis Presley, recording songs for the soundtrack to his new film "Speedway". Sessions run from 7:00 pm until 4:00 am the following morning. He will complete these recordings the following day.
400 journalists attend a press conference in London today promoting The Monkees' upcoming concerts there.