Dick Clark was born.
Nat King Cole's first session for Capitol Records yields the classics "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?".
Nellie Lutcher hits #2 on the R&B chart and #21 on the R&B chart with "Fine Brown Frame."
Wynonie Harris hits #6 with the King release "Bloodshot Eyes."
"(Down At) Papa Joe's" by the Dixiebelles charts at #9.
"Love Child" by Diana Ross and the Supremes tops the charts at #1.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam) was a hit.
Pretty Things album 'Parachute' is voted Album of the Year by 'Rolling Stone' magazine.
Genesis releases 'Nursery Cryme'.
Can releases 'Ege Bamyasi Okraschoten'.
Roxy Music hits #6 in the UK and #50 in the US with 'Siren'.
The Jacksons' forthcoming summer tour, which will include superstar Michael, is announced at a press conference at New York's Tavern on the Green.
The Next Time I Fall (Peter Cetera with Amy Grant) was a hit.
A multi-count lawsuit against Chuck Berry is filed on behalf of pianist Johnny Johnson. It seeks a share of royalties for Johnson, who allegedly co-composed numerous hit songs with Berry that have heretofore been credited to Berry alone.