Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Showing all 40 Facts found
Click to filter results

Filter to between years




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.
Paul Anka is playing during a two-week season at Mr. D's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sonny And Cher are playing during a week of shows at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Checkmates.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is To Wait For Love by Herb Alpert entering at No79.
Ben E. King plays at Middlesborough Pop Festival, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, UK, Europe.
The Mothers Of Invention, Country Joe And the Fish, Canned Heat, The Moving Sidewalks (later to become Z.Z.Top), The Matchbox and Neal Ford And The Fanatics play in the first annual KNUZ Pop Festival at The Catacombs, Houston, Texas, USA.
The three-day long Sky River Rock Festival And Lighter Than Air Fair opens in fields near Sultan, Washington, USA. Tickets cost $6.00 for all three days, and the event is a fund-raiser for "American Indians and Black People". Acts playing over the next three days include Santana, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Country Joe And The Fish, H.P. Lovecraft, Rambin' Jack Elliott, Allmen Joy, Buffy St. Marie, Flamin' Groovies, Richard Pryor, Dino Valenti, Byron Pope, It's a Beautiful Day, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Alice Stuart Thomas, The Youngbloods, New Lost City Ramblers, Sons Of Champlin, Kaleidoscope and local groups such as Juggernaut and Easy Chair. On the last day, The Grateful Dead arrive unscheduled.
The first Isle Of Wight pop festival, billed as The Great South Coast Bankholiday Pop Festivity, starring Jefferson Airplane, takes place at Ford Farm, near Godshill, Isle Of Wight, UK. Also on the bill are The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Move, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Fairport Convention, Pretty Things, Plastic Penny, Orange Bicycle, The Mirage, Blonde On Blonde and Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. The event is deejayed by John Peel.
Read More
The Doors play at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Pink Floyd play at Kastival 68, Kasterlee, Belgium, Europe.
Ten Years After play at The Middle Earth, The Roundhouse, London, England, UK, Europe.
Love play the third of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Black Pearl.
Spooky Tooth play the second of three nights at The Cheetah Club, Venice, California, USA.
Duster Bennett plays at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play at The Black Sheep Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Grapefruit play at The Maryland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
UK rock weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that songwriter-singer Pete Dello has left The Honeybus, and is being replaced by Jim Kelly.
The Beatles single, Hey Jude, is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon/Apple Records.
Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Steve Miller Band play at The Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Dave Clark Five star in their own UK tv special, Hold On! It's The Dave Clark Five, with Lulu and Richard Chamberlain as special guests.
The Nice play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Street Fighting Man, in the USA. (The track will not be released as a single in the UK until 1971)
Read More
Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart play at The Jaguar Club, St. Charles, Illinois, USA, supported by The Boston Tea Party.
British pop weekly New Musical Express (NME) reports that Fleetwood Mac has now become a three-guitar band with the addition of Danny Kirwan to the two existing guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer.
The Equals play at Dreamland, Margate, England, UK, Europe.
Canadian songwriter, poet and author, Leonard Cohen enters the UK albums chart with his debut LP, Songs Of Leonard Cohen, which will spend 71 weeks on the chart and peak at No13. The album does not chart in the USA.
Chicago Slim plays at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Nova Express.
Magic Bus by The Who enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No25.
Read More
Roy Orbison plays the twenty-seventh night of a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The album Super Session, featuring Al Kooper, Steve Stills and Mike Bloomfield, enters the Billboard album charts in the USA, starting a brief craze for 'jam session' albums.
Read More
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.