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is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof
, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The rock musical Your Own Thing
is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical comedy The Happy Time
is presented at The Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow
, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
is playing at The Pheasant Run, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Checkmates Ltd are appearing during an extended engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
is playing during a three-week stint at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Barbara McNair is playing during two weeks at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
is playing during an engagement at The Hilton Plaza, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their second tour of North America, The Cream
play the last of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
appear on the BBC radio show Pete's People in the UK.
Eddie Floyd, Pigmeat Markham, J.J. Barnes, Pat Lewis, The Holidays, Ruby Andrews and Barbara Mercer play in the Memphis Sounds Show during a lengthy booking at The Riviera Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Gods and Glass Menagerie play at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones
continue rehearsals at R.G.Jones Studio, Morden, Surrey, UK, Europe.
The Velvet Underground
play the second of three nights at The Stone House Restaurant, Watertown, New York State, USA.
's album John Wesley Harding enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No1, during a 29-week run.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box
magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone by Aretha Franklin
entering at No35.
The Who are thrown out of a bar in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, after a gig at New Edmonton Gardens with Blue Cheer
in the USA reports that three radio stations in the Chicago area have recently introduced "progressive rock programs". Music played on these stations includes The Velvet Underground
, Arlo Guthrie
, Vanilla Fudge
and Ravi Shankar
. (N.B. Such music would, in later years, be catagorised as Underground). The magazine also lists five full-time progressive radio stations and thirteen part-time progressive stations across the USA.
Music trade magazine
plus Eire Apparent play the fourth of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go
, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eric Burdon And
Sam Gopal Dream play at Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
plays at a benefit show for the Sun School for Retarded Children, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Mayor Graham of Phoenix declares it to be Merle Haggard
UK management company Blackhill Enterprises dissolves its six-way partnership with Pink Floyd
play at Sussex University, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead
play the second of two nights at 1300 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
is admitted to a nursing home in London, England, UK, Europe, suffering from bronchial pneumonia. He is expected to remain in hospital for at least one week, but the illness will later be diagnosed as tuberculosis, requiring many months of treatment and rest.
are awarded a Silver Disc in the UK for their No1 hit version of Bob Dylan
's song The Mighty Quinn.
The Bonzo Dog
Doo Dah Band plays at Barking College, Barking, East London, England, UK, Europe.
appears on the BBC radio show Saturday Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
An advert in NME declares Elton John
to be 1968's greatest new talent.
The Move and The Troggs
appear on the ITV show Time For Blackburn in the UK, Europe.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
and Ways And Means play at St Mary's College, Isleworth, Hounslow, West London, England, UK, Europe.
is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The controversial hippy musical,
The rock musical Hair
(which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.