Roy Brown hits #1 on the R&B chart with the Deluxe release of "Long About Midnight."
The Platters hit #1 on the R&B chart and #1 on the pop chart with "Twilight Time" and #3 on the R&B chart and #1 (1/19/59) on the pop chart with "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Both singles are released on Mercury Records.
Arthur Alexander hits #24 with "You Better Move On".
I Will Follow Him (Little Peggy March) was a hit.
Dusty Springfield hosts a British TV special entitled "The Sound of Motown." She duets with Martha Reeves (of Martha and the Vandellas) on "Wishin' and Hopin'," an American hit for Dusty Springfield the previous year.
Tom Paxton's 'Ramblin' Boy' is released.
Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention release 'Uncle Meat,' a sprawling and largely instrumental double-album masterwork.
Peter Gabriel hits #68 with "Solsbury Hill".
Echo & the Bunnymen hit #30 in the UK with "Silver".
Bon Jovi hits #39 with "Runaway".
Marking his return to Reprise Record, Neil Young releases 'This Note's for You,' a bluesy, swinging album featuring a full horn section.
Kiss hits #8 with "Forever".
MTV presents the nominations for the second annual "MTV Movie Awards" on a "MTV Movies Award Nomination Special." Chris Connelly of MTV is joined by special guest Demi Moore to host the show.
MTV announces the launch of its sixth international network, MTV Mandarin. The channel is targeted to 12-34 year-old Chinese audiences in Taiwan, China, Singapore and Honk Kong. The 24-hour service will be distributed to more than 2.5 million cable television homes in Taiwan.