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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 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 controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The King Sisters, Alvino Rey and Kent Larsen are playing during a three-week engagement at The Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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.
Ron Eliran, known as "Israel's Ambassador of Song," is playing during a month of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lana Cantrell is playing during a three-week engagement at The Fairmont, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet is playing during an engagement at Byrd's Nest, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
Joe Tex is playing during ten nights at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral are playing during an engagement at Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Cliff Richard is playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones are working during nine consecutive days in Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, on tracks for their seventh album, Beggar's Banquet.
The 5th Dimension are playing during a three-week engagement at The Americana Hotel, New York City, USA.
Joanie Sommers is playing during a ten-day stint at The Adriatic Sea, San Jose, California, USA.
Jimmy Smith is playing during ten nights at The Penthouse, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Checkmates Ltd play at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
Junior Wells, The Sons Of Champlin and The Santana Blues Band play at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, Calfornia, USA.
Kaleidoscope and The Family Tree play the second of two nights at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Think by Aretha Franklin entering at No43.
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara play at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Edwin Starr plays at The Clockwork Orange, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
Just Us play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Emotions, with DJ Kazoon.
The Miami Pop Festival (also known as the Underground Pop Festival), begins at the Gulf Stream Race Track, Hallandale, Miami, Florida, USA, with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Lee Hooker, Frank Zappa, Blue Cheer, Arthur Brown and Eire Apparent.
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Warren Covington plays at Mankato University, Minnesota, USA.
Tighten Up by Archie Bell And The Drells reaches No1 in both the Billboard and Cash Box magazine charts of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
The Steve Miller Band plays the second of two nights at the Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Moby Grape play the second of two nights at The Kaleidoscope Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eccentric ukulele-strummer Tiny Tim releases a new single, Tiptoe Through The Tulips, which will become the surprise hit of the year. It was originally a No1 hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.
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The Hour Glass play the second of three nights at The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chris Smither plays at The Sword In The Stone, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Procol Harum play the second of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
It's A Beautiful Day and Three Dog Night play the second of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Grateful Dead, The Steve Miller Band, The Youngbloods, People, The Sons of Champlin, Crome Syrcus, Transatlantic Railroad, the Indian Head Band and Mourning Reign play in the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Santa Clara, California, USA.
Sly And The Family Stone play at The University Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Jr. Walker And The All Stars play at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Jeff Beck plays a gig in Weston-Super-Mare, England, UK, Europe.
Billboard magazine reports that record sales in the USA slumped by 19% during the first quarter of 1968 compared to the same period in 1967.
Country Joe and The Fish play the last of three nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Simon Says by the 1910 Fruitgum Company is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds play at Keswick College, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
It is announced that songwriter, keyboardist and arranger Al Kooper has joined the pop A+R department of Columbia Records in New York City, USA, as a producer.
On their second North American tour, The Cream play play the second of two nights at the Convention Center, Anaheim, California, supported by Spirit.
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B.B. King, Richie Havens, Judy Collins, The Rascals and The Grateful Dead play in the First Annual Quaker City Pop Festival in the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On a tour to promote their new single, Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf play at The Chase Park Hotel Ballroom, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Velvet Underground play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Bo Grumpus.
The Byrds, Tim Buckley and The Foundations play the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, 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.