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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.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 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 Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
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.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The Checkmates Ltd, are playing during four weeks at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
John Davidson is playing during a month of shows at The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Joe Tex is playing during seven nights at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Songwriter, keyboardist and producer Al Kooper is in London, England, UK, Europe, during six days of meetings with publishers, heads of record companies and other producers.
The musical variety revue New Faces Of 1968 is presented during a run of 52 performances at The Booth Theatre, New York City, USA, featuring performers including Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Suzanne Astor and Gloria Bleezarde.
The Sweet Inspirations are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Archie Bell And The Drells, Eddie Floyd, Dee Dee Sharpe and The Sweet Inspirations play during a week-long series of shows the Atlantic Records Show Of Stars at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Maxine Brown is playing during nine days at The Pecan Grove, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The King Sisters, Alvino Rey and Kent Larsen are playing during a three-week engagement at The Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Long John Baldry is playing during a week of cabaret at The Garrick, Leigh, UK, Europe.
Ron Eliran, known as "Israel's Ambassador of Song," is playing during a month of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
Polydor Records in London, UK, sends out a press release announcing the British release of the eponymous debut LP by Californian psychedelic band Clear Light. (N.B. The image accompanying this item is by courtesy of The Joss Mullinger Archive, contact via thiswaybooks@btinternet.com)
Moby Grape play the first of six nights at The Generation Club, New York City, USA.
Glen Campbell is in London, England, UK, Europe, for a week of promotional radio and tv appearances.
Dionne Warwick is presented with a gold disc marking one million sales of her single Valley Of The Dolls/I Say A Little Prayer, by Scepter Records' President Florence Greenberg at a dinner dance in the Hotel Pierre, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophone star Ornette Coleman completes recording of the album New York Is Now, at A + R Studios, New York City, USA, for Blue Note Records.
When Aretha Franklin plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, the show is recorded and will be released as the live album Aretha In Paris.
The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at The Electric Circus, 23 St. Mark's Place, New York City, USA.
Elton John plays his last concert as a member of the group Bluesology, in Scotland, UK, Europe.
Kaleidoscope play the first of three nights at the Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, The Fugs and The Nice play at the Ekstra Bladett Poll Concert in the Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
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The Association play in the Rome Pop Festival, Rome, Italy, Europe.
On a plane ride following his final gig with the band Bluesology, keyboard player Reginald Dwight tries to think of a stage name he can use for his solo career. During the flight, he speaks with the band's horn player Elton Dean and lead singer Long John Baldry, and asks them if he can appropriate their names to concoct a new one for himself. They agree, and Elton John is born.
Wes Montgomery is recording Yesterday at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for CTI Records. The song is written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Nora Louise Kuzma is born in Steubenville, Ohio, USA. She will become better known as porn queen turned recording artiste Traci Lords.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Klook's Kleek, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist Billy Maxted is the musical guest on the tv show Bob Braun's 50-50 Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The stage of the Rome Pop Festival, Rome, Italy, Europe, is stormed by riot police during a live set by The Move.
Eagle-Eye Cherry is born in Skane, Sweden, Europe. He is the son of jazz artist Don Cherry and Swedish painter/textile artist Monika Cherry.
The Supremes complete recording of the track Some Things You Never Get Used To at Hitsville Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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.