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The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines is playing during a long engagement at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The New Christy Minstrels are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisana, USA.
Wayne Newton is playing during four weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Felicia Sanders and Vaughn Meader are playing during two weeks of shows at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jack Jones is playing during a two-week stand at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Four Tops are playing during an eleven-night season at The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis is playing during eleven nights at The Statler Hilton Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The Sunshine Company and Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play the third of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tomorrow, Tintagel and Spice play at The Middle Earth Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Buffalo Springfield play at The Agridome, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Fortunes play at The Pier Ballroom, Hastings, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Cash is presented with the key to the city in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Baltimore Steam Packet and Freudian Slips play the second of four nights at The Ark, Sausalito, California, USA.
The Serendipity Singers play a live gig in Wabash, Indiana, USA.
At a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, between record business executives and State Representative Edwin G. Mullinax, it is decided to 'tone down' a state bill which sought to require lyrics to be printed on the cover of record sleeves.
Louis Armstrong plays at The San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy, Europe.
Hank Williams Jr. plays a live concert in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
The Electric Flag, The Fugs, Mad River and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators play the second of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, with singer Arthur Prysock, play at The Salle Wilfred Pelletier, Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Having consumed some seconals and alcohol, Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, sets off from San Miguel de Allende in Mexico to walk fifteen miles to Celaya, along the railroad tracks in driving rain. He will be found in a coma the next morning, and will die the following day. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
Everlasting Love by The Love Affair is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe. On the same day, it is revealed that none of the band members actually played on the song – although vocalist Steve Ellis did sing on it.
The Hollies record a demo version of the song Jennifer Eccles at Chappell's Studio, London, England, UK, Europe, They will record a finished version at Abbey Road Studios later in the month.
David McWilliams appears on the BBC1-tv programme The Rolf Harris Show in London, England, UK, Europe.
Plastic Penny play at New Century Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Walk Away Renee by The Four Tops entering at No63.
Lee So Mui, Liew Yin, Kim Sim, Theresa Mak, Agnes Koh and Peggy Lam, billed as "beautiful songstresses", play at The Car Park night spot, Singapore, Asia.
Jazz clarinettist Jolly Jack Robel, who worked with Tommy Dorsey, dies in Pottsville Hospital, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, having been in poor health for some while. He also recorded as a solo artist for Columbia, Brunswick, Vocation and Decca Records. His biggest success was Beer Barrel Polka in 1936.
The Steve Allen Show, featuring Mel Torme, is playing at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Four Seasons are playing a live gig in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
The new No1 single on the Billboard Chart in the USA is Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers. On the same day it reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart.
The Sandpipers are playing for the last of three days at The San Remo Song Festival, San Remo, Italy, Europe.
Tony Rivers And The Castaways play at The Witchdoctor, Catford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard records Congratulations in EMI's Studio 2, at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. John Paul Jones, later to play with Led Zeppelin, is on bass guitar.
The Young Rascals play the second of two nights in the HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Soft Machine and Sam Gopal Dream play at The Carlton, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles' single Lady Ma donna is recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, although Paul McCartney is the only one of the Fab Four actually to play on the track.
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The Gerry Soliano Trio is playing in the Hibiscus Room of The Cathay Hotel, Singapore, Asia.
The Cream play at University College, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service play the second of two nights at The Crystal Ball, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Incredible String Band are the musical guests on the BBC2-tv show Once More With Felix, hosted by Julie Felix.
The Strawberry Alarm Clock is the guest group on today's edition of tv show Happening '68 in the USA. The show is hosted by Paul Revere And The Raiders.
The Monkees are working on the song Me Without You at United Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Moody Blues are the guests on Doddy's Music Box on ABC-tv in the UK.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
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.