Brenda Mae Tarpley (a.k.a. Brenda Lee) is born in Lithonia, Georgia.
Jermaine Jackson was born.
The Marvelettes hit #1 with "Please Mr. Postman."
Sam Cooke is shot to death during a confrontation with a hotel manager in South Los Angeles. The death is ruled a justifiable homicide. Over 200,000 fans pay their respects to Cooke's coffin in Glendale, California, where Cooke was buried one week later.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio hit #11 with "Hang On Sloopy".
Them hits #33 with "Mystic Eyes".
"I Can Never Go Home Anymore" by the Shangri-Las hits #6.
Jethro Tull is formed.
The Rolling Stones film the 'Rock and Roll Circus', with guests Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jethro Tull and the Who.
Chi-Lites hit #3 with "Have You Seen Her".
David Bowie releases 'Hunky Dory,' which contains the classic "Changes."
England Dan & John Ford Coley hits #10 with "Nights Are Forever Without You".
MTV Europe exceeds the 5 million household mark.
"MTV's Unplugged" presents a performance with George Michael. Taped in London in October, Michael performs selections from all three of his solo albums.
Fatboy Slim hits #77 in the US with "Rockafeller Skank".