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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.
Motown Records of Detroit, Michigan, USA, issues a press release claiming that the label "Leads pack in Auto Tape Cartridge sales."
The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studio 2, London, England, UK, Europe, completing overdubs for the songs Here, There And Everywhere and Got to Get You into My Life.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusettes, USA, supported by Lou Christie.
The Hollies release a new single, Bus Stop, on Parlophone Records in the UK. The song is composed by Graham Gouldman.
Two black males enter the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, where they kill the bartender, James Oliver, and a male customer, Fred Nauyoks. A severely wounded female customer, Hazel Tanis, dies some weeks later. Championship boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter will be arrested and jailed for the crime. Bob Dylan will write the song Hurricane in 1975, insisting that Carter did not commit the murders. Carter will be freed in November 1985 when the convicition is set aside on the grounds that it had been "predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure."
The Who play at the City Halls, Perth, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The cover of today's edition of UK music paper The New Musical Express (NME) features adverts for the songs This Door Swings Both Ways by Hermen's Hermits, Mama By Dave Berry, I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Any More by The New York Public Library andf The Man Who Took The Valise Off The Floor Of Grand Central Station at Noon by She Trinity.
Mike Dewdney is born in Pembury, Kent, England, UK, Europe. He will become a highy-respected music business agent, representing artists as diverse as Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, Kasabian, The Deftones and Rage Against The Machine.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at Veterans Hall, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Jaywalkers.
the cover of Life magazine in the USA features Angela Lansbury's latest hit Broadway musical Mame.
The No1 single in New Zealand on this day, for the third consecutive week, is Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks.
Jazz guitarist and banjo player Johnny St. Cyr, dies of leukaemia in Los Angeles, California, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, he worked with with Papa Celestin, Kid Ory, Fate Marable, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and others.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the first of two nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chris Farlowe records the song Out Of Time in London, England, UK, Europe. The track, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, features Jimmy Page on acoustic guitar, and is produced by Mick Jagger.
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Little known guitarist Peter Green is drafted in to replace Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
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