Milt Gabler was born.
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, featuring Charles Brown hit #2 on the R&B chart with "Drifting Blues".
The Ravens hit #8 on the R&B chart with "Bye Bye Baby Blues."
Etta and Harvey hit #6 on the R&B charts with the Chess release of "If I Can't Have You."
Frankenstein (The Edgar Winter Group) was a hit.
The Michael Zager Band hits #36 with "Let's All Chant".
Let's Hear It for the Boy (Deniece Williams) was a hit.
Hourglass, James Taylor's first studio album in eight years, is released to glowing notices.