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Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is born in Alton, Illinois.
Klaus Meine, vocalist with the Scorpions, is born.
The Isley Brothers released "Twist and Shout."
Dave Davies of the Kinks crashes into his drummer's cymbals and is knocked unconscious. The accident forces the Kinks to cancel the remaining dates on the tour, but the Walker Brothers fill in for them.
The Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Due to pressure from local government and citizens in the area, the 1968 Monterey Folk Festival is cancelled. Over $50,000 is discovered missing from the previous years receipts as is the bookkeeper Sandra Beebe.
"Midnight Cowboy" opened in New York.
Carol King plays a free concert in New York's Central Park before 100,000+ fans.
In a "secret concert" in London, The Who perform and film part of their documentary The Kids Are Alright. It is also the last time that Keith Moon would perform with the band.
An estimated 7 million Americans took part in "Hands Across America" to raise money for the hungry and homeless.
Eddie Van Halen undergoes cancer tests at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to begin an outpatient clinical trial to prevent cancer. The hospital denies reports that Van Halen suffers from cancer.
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