On This Day

Events in Music in December 1968

  • Dec 1 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 1 Burt Bacharach and Hal David's musical "Promises, Promises", based on the 1960 Billy Wider film "The Apartment", opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,281 performances, wins a Grammy and 2 Tony Awards
  • Dec 5 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 21 Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to #1 in the US

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Dec 26 Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge
  • Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
  • Dec 28 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra