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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.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his latest movie, Charro, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
The Serendipity Singers are playing at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Tony Bennett is playing during a two-week season at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during an engagement at The Sahara, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Buddy Rich plays at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly from Iowa to New York City, USA, where Jimi attends the Operation Airlift Biafra Benefit with Joan Baez, at The Scene Club. Later, the song Room Full Of Mirrors is re-recorded by Hendrix at Record Plant.
Frank Sinatra records The Christmas Waltz, The Twelve Days Of Christmas and The Bells Of Christmas, for Reprise Records in the USA.
Taj Mahal and The Youngbloods play the first of seven nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Tucker is born in Crystal Palace, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as the songwriter and keyboardist of 90s band The Lighthouse Family.
James Osterberg, singer of The Psychedelic Stooges, is fined $50 in court in Romeo, Michigan, USA, after being arrested on charges of indecent exposure the night before at a gig in the local rock venue, Mother's Club. Osterberg will find fame as Iggy Pop.
The Ronettes play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK, Europe.
While playing golf in Long Island, New York State, USA, James Brown's manager, Ben Bart collapses and dies from a heart attack. Bart was also the founder of the agency Universal Attractions in 1949.
Roy Orbison plays the eighth night of a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Surf Riders are playing at The Castaways Lounge, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. On this night, one of their members, Gene Clark, is spotted by The New Christy Minstrels, who will hire him. He will record two albums with the ensemble before leaving in early 1964, and eventually finding fame with The Byrds.
Grapefruit play at The Pavilion, Bath, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham play together for the first time when they rehearse, as The New Yardbirds, at a studio in Gerrard Street, London, England, UK, Europe. During the rehearsal, they play mostly blues covers, including The Train Kept A-Rollin' and Smokestack Lightning, but also a version of I'm Confused, which will re-surface as Dazed And Confused. A month or so later, they will begin using the name Led Zeppelin.
The Beatles are in EMI Studio Two, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, working on vocals for George Harrison's song Not Guilty, which will never be completed.
Ten Years After play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Taste play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Keef Hartley.
Stan Getz is playing at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Beach Boys perform Do It Again on tv's Dick Cavett Show in the 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.