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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 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.
Engelbert Humperdinck is appearing in a season as Robinson Crusoe in pantomime at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Treniers are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Sahara Lounge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
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.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The Four Tops are playing during an eleven-night season at The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jack Jones is playing during a two-week stand at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis is playing during eleven nights at The Statler Hilton Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The Cliff Bennett Show plays at The Black Prince, Bexley, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
The Electric Flag, The Fugs, Mad River and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hank Williams Jr. plays a live concert in Monroe, Louisiana, USA.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band's first live set for the BBC is broadcast on Top Gear, with John Peel presenting, in the UK. The performance was recorded in January. Marc Bolan of Tyrannosaurus Rex is interviewed by Peel during the same show.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. 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.
The Bill Evans Trio plays at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Beatles start work on John Lennon's song Across The Universe in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Freddie Mack Show plays a live gig in Carlisle, England, UK, Europe.
The Sunshine Company and Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hank Locklin, David Houston, Liz Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Conway Twitty And The Lonely Blue Boys, Charlie Walker, Archie Campbell, John L. Sullivan and Bill Laundy play at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, in the 43rd Anniversary show for KCKN Radio.
Barclay James Harvest play at Mister Smiths, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Tim Lefebvre is born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a bass guitarist, working in The Tdeschi Trucks Band, and also as a session musician, playing for a wide range of musicians, including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sting, Empire Of The Sun, The Sleepy Jackson, Wayne Krantz, Patti Austin, John Mayer, Jovanotti, Chuck Loeb, Mark Guiliana, Jamie Cullum, Chris Botti and others.
Jimmy Cliff And The Shakedown Sound play at Cat Ballou Club, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jonathan Gray is born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as Spike, frontman of The Quireboys.
Stephen Queralt, drummer in UK 90s band Ride, is born in Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound play at Butlins, Bognor Regis, England, UK, Europe.
Mike Nesmith of The Monkees becomes the father of a boy, Jonathan.
The Monkees are working on the song Long Title at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 'N Betweens play at The Bolero Club, Wednesfield, England, UK, Europe. The members of this group will find greater success after a name change to Slade.
Claus Wilhelm Nicolai Dunger is born in Pitea, Sweden, Europe. He will find success as a singer, songwriter and recording artist Nicolai Dunger.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is interviewed for the Eamonn Andrews Show in ABC-tv studios, Teddington, England, UK, Europe.
Buffalo Springfield play at Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play at South Oregon College, Ashland, Oregon, USA.
Johnny Cash returns home for a celebratory "Johnny Cash Homecoming Show" at The High School gymnasium, Dyess, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA.
The Ferris Wheel play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Tremeloes appear on ATV's The Morecambe And Wise Show in the UK.
Baltimore Steam Packet and Freudian Slips play the third of four nights at The Ark, Sausalito, California, USA.
The last episode of cult UK tv series The Prisoner, Fallout, is transmitted in the London area. The Beatles are watching, because their song All You Need Is Love is used on the soundtrack. Impressed by the directing skills of the show's star, Patrick McGoohan, they resolve to ask him to write and direct a movie for them, but the project never gets off the ground.
A new musical, Golden Rainbow, opens at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA, starring pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in its leading roles.
Mel Torme is the musical guest on The Steve Allen Show, which is filmed at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beach Boys play at St. Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, and also at Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play a third night at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Big Brother And The Holding Company, Albert King and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
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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.