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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 controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a week of shows at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rolf Harris is playing during a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Tillotson is undertaking a tour of American Military bases in Germany, Europe.
The Bee Gees return to London, UK, at the end of recording sessions in New York City, USA, for an album tentatively titled The American Opera.
Pink Floyd perform on the tv show Tous En Scene, ORTF TV, Paris, France, Europe.
Folk singer-songwriter Mimi Farina marries her second husband, Milan Melvin, on the morning of the opening day of the 1968 Big Sur Folk Festival, at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, USA. Artists performing include Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Stephen Stills, Joan Baez and Mama Cass Elliott.
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A group calling itself The New Yardbirds begins a tour of Scandanavia, Europe. To all intents and purposes, the group is Led Zeppelin - they just haven't yet changed their name. The first night sees two gigs, first at the Teen Club, Copenhagen, Denmark, followed by a late show at the Brondby Pop Club, Brondby, Denmark.
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Family play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones entering at No63. The song was inspired by Jagger taking part in a March 1968 anti-war protest rally at London's U.S. Embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000 people. He was further inspired by student riots in Paris, France, Europe.
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Procol Harum play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Mandrake Memorial.
Jerry Butler records Go Away – Find Yourself at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with production duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Musical arranger on the track is Thom Bell.
Ars Nova play the last of three nights at The Ford Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, supported by Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent. While there, Jimi refuses to visit his brother Leon, who is in jail, then runs into Spooky Tooth at the airport.
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Every Mother's Son perform Rainflowers and Come On Down To My Boat on US tv show The Cypress Gardens Special, hosted by Johnny Carson.
Love play the fourth of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Moody Blues play to an audience of 300,000 at the annual Festival de l'Humanite in Paris, France, Europe.The day is so hot that dozens of fans are hospitalised, having been overcome by the heat. Headlining the show is French singing star Mireille Matthieu.
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Canned Heat play at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, UK.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play the second of two nights at The Shrine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eight months after making its chart debut in the USA, By The Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell, achieves its highest position, No15. The song is written by Jimmy Webb.
James Brown plays for 11,000 fans at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, grossing $52,000.
Canned Heat play at The First National Blues Convention, Conway Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Bee Gees reach No1 in the UK singles chart with I've Gotta Get A Message To You.
The Fool On The Hill by Sergio Mendes And Brazil '66, reaches No1 in the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the USA and will remain at the top for six weeks. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Steve Miller Band plays the last of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
A world record time - 2 minutes and 26 seconds - for smashing a piano to smithereens is set by a team of six Irish men.
The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Terry Reid, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Blonde On Blonde play the second of two nights at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
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The Doors reach No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling albums in the USA, with Waiting For The Sun.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown release their latest single, Fire, in the USA.
Johnny Nash plays at Queen's Hall, Herne Bay, UK.
The Nice play at The Starlite Room, Boston, UK.
Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Mimi Fariña, Arlo Guthrie and The Charles River Valley Boys play in The Fifth Big Sur Folk Festival, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, 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.