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plays at The Blues Loft, High Wycombe, UK, supported by Steamhammer.
The New York Times reports record levels of sales in the music business in the USA - with $1.39bn worth of albums and $247m of music tapes sold in 1968.
The Electric Factory
, a major rock venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is ordered to be closed down as a public nuisance, largely because it is perceived by local authorities as a meeting place for drug dealers.
, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Hugh Masekela plays the first of six nights at the
plays at The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
American bluesman Lowell Fulson
plays at The Cedar Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
record You're So Good and Oklahoma Backroom Dancer at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK hard-rock quartet Free record Mourning Sad Morning at Morgan Recording Studios, London, UK.
sustains head injuries when his car hits a tree in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, UK, Europe. He is ordered to rest for two weeks.
B.B.King and Love Sculpture play the first of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Cecil Taylor
Quartet plays at St Paul De Vence, near Nice, France, Europe.
guitarist of The Beatles
, is arrested in Central London, UK, when he drives his Mercedes into the legs of a police officer who is signalling him to stop.
4. Diane Linkletter commits suicide by jumping out of her
tenth-story apartment window in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father, tv personality Art Linkletter
, blames Diane's death on a bad LSD trip and begins a high-profile
campaign against the drug and its users, publicly blaming acid guru
, guitarist of The Beatles
, is interviewed in Apple HQ, London, UK, by David Wigg for the BBC Radio 1 show Scene And Heard.
Prog-rock pioneers Yes release their eponymous debut album
in the USA on Atlantic Records
. On the same day, blues giant Howlin' Wolf
suffers a heart-attack, but survives for six more years. The two incidents are not thought to be connected.
The Velvet Underground
play the second of three nights at The Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Rolling Stones
hold a press conference in the Sans Souci Room of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, to announce details of their imminent US tour. In Stephen Stills
' Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, wine cellar basement, they spend the second of five days rehearsing for their upcoming American tour.
Hearing of a Long Island band with the same name, Bruce Springsteen
's group, Child, re-names itself Steel Mill and plays at The VCU Gym in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
The Rolling Stones
are in Muscle Shoals
Studios, Florence, Alabama, USA, on the second of two days of recording. They work on the songs Brown Sugar, Wild Horses and You Gotta Move.