Ma Rainey died in Columbus, GA.
Maurice Gibb was born.
Robin Gibb was born.
Why (Frankie Avalon) was a hit.
The Routers hit #19 with "Let's Go".
The Tornadoes hit #1 with "Telstar".
Todd Rundgren hits #5 with "Hello It's Me".
"If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" tops the R&B chart for three weeks and reaches #9 on the pop chart.
Angie Baby (Helen Reddy) was a hit.
Foreigner hits #14 with "Head Games"
MTV Europe announces Greece will be the 12th European country to make MTV available 24 hours a day.
Jon Bon Jovi hits #12 with "Miracle".
Bill Bellamny, a young comedian, is named the host of "MTV Jams," MTV's first ever R&B music series.