1968 – The musical “Hair” opens at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway.
1968 -Daisy Berkowitz, Marilyn Manson, is born on This Day in Rock! Marilyn Manson has the (1998 US No.1 album, ‘Mechanical Animals’, UK No. 12 single, ‘The Dope Show’1998 UK No. 12 single, ‘The Dope Show’).
1968 – Simon & Garfunkel release “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate soundtrack.
1968 – Born on this day, Aaron Comess, drums, The Spin Doctors, (1993 UK No.3 & US No.7 single ‘Two Princes’).
1968 – Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘What A Wonderful World / Cabaret.’ At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a UK No.1.
1968 – The Beatles new company Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie.
1968 – Herb Alpert sings “This Guy’s in Love With You” on his TV special. By the time the program is over, demand necessitates the song’s release as a single. “Guy” goes on to sell a million copies. He is also the co-founder of A&M records.
1968 – Deep Purple makes its live debut in Denmark. The group’s three top 10 albums are “Machine Head,” “Made in Japan” and “Burn.”
1968 – Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. Artists such as Badfinger, James Taylor, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, David Peel and Elephant’s Memory were signed up.
1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left
1968 – Born on this day, Edward John O’Brien, guitarist, Radiohead, (1993 UK No.7 single ‘Creep’, 1997 UK No.1 & US No.21 album ‘OK Computer’, 2000 UK & US No.1 album ‘Kid A’).