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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 Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.
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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Sahara, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The 9th Annual Antibes Jazz Festival, a six-day event, is taking place in Juan-les-Pins, France, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Mahalia Jackson, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Don Ellis, The Pharoah Sanders Quartet, The Drayton Singers and Betty Carter.
Arthur Prysock is playing during ten nights at Club Harlem, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Seeds play at The Melodyland Theater, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In Sweden, Europe, Agnetha Faltskog [later to become a member of Abba) becomes engaged to her boyfriend Dieter Zimmerman, a songwriter and producer.
Andy Williams opens for a week of shows at The Carousel Theatre, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Osmond Brothers. In the evening, Columbia Records throws a lavish aftershow supper in the Riviera Room of the Maridor Restaurant.
Barbara Lewis records You're A Dream Maker, How Long Has It Been, I'm All You've Got and Brick By Brick for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Merle Haggard releases a new single, Mama Tried, in the USA.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio play at St. John Terrell's Music Circus, Lambertville, New jersey, USA.
Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and Alice Cooper play at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Orbison plays the second night in a week of shows at the Variety Club, Batley, UK, Europe.
Pharoah Sanders plays at The Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, France, Europe. His set is recorded and will be released as a live album.
The Beatles complete recording of Good Night in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The track is sung by their drummer, Ringo Starr.
The LP Groovin' by The Young Rascals (aka The Rascals) is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Black Music magazine. The feature will run in September with the headline 'Jimi Hendrix - Is His Music Black Or White?'
Peter, Paul And Mary play at The Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, New York State, USA.
Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
The Musica '68 Festival, a six-day event, is scheduled to begin on this day on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Europe, with artists including Tim Rose, The Incredible String Band, The Byrds and Jimi Hendrix. However, the event is plagued with problems and most of the major acts do not appear.
Patti Labelle And Her Belles play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK, Europe.
The Les McCann Quartet with Strings records Benjamin, Love For Sale, Roberta and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The Serendipity Singers play at The Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, Illinois, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a week of shows at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The single Think by Aretha Franklin is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The LP Wheels Of Fire by The Cream is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming his latest movie, Charro, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
The album Super Session, featuring Al Kooper, Steve Stills and Mike Bloomfield recorded live in studios in Los Angeles, California, USA, is released on Columbia Records 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.