Ivory Joe Hunter hits #1 on the R&B chart with "Pretty Mama Blues."
Bobby Darin hits #1 with "Mack the Knife".
Disco Duck (Part 1) (Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots) was a hit.
Alan Parsons Project hits #9 in the US with 'I, Robot'.
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith are injured in Philadelphia when a fan tosses a cherry bomb onstage.
'The Rose,' a hit film loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin, premieres in Los Angeles. Bette Midler stars in the lead role.
Human League hits #6 in the UK with "Open Your Heart".
MTV premieres the first expanded news coverage, "The Week in Rock," a weekly series featuring the latest news about music, fashion and lifestyles.
Whitesnake hits #1 with "Here I Go Again".