Billie Holiday records with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson and his orchestra, with whom she'll cut some of her most memorable sides.
Paul Williams was born.
Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #9 on the pop chart with "Buzz Me."
The Clovers hit #2 on the R&B chart with "One Mint Julip", #1 on the R&B chart with "Ting-A-Ling", #2 on the R&B chart with "Hey Miss Fannie"and #3 on the R&B chart with "I Played the Fool".
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Elvis Presley) was a hit.
After getting hurt during a jump, Jimi Hendrix gets an honorable discharge from the Army. Over the next three years, he will play numerous gigs and studio sessions with such R&B stars as Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner and Sam Cooke.
Capitols hits #7 with "Cool Jerk".
The Marvelettes hit #7 with "Don't Mess With Bill".
Lean On Me (Bill Withers) was a hit.
Sniffin' Glue, the first British punk fanzine, hits the streets. It is photo-copied, featuring hand-drawn graphics and articles written "for punks."
Undercover Angel (Alan O'Day) was a hit.
Leif Garrett, who rose to fame on covers of oldies, hits #20 with "Surfin' USA".
Bill Conti hits #1 with "Gonna Fly Now"
Good Thing (Fine Young Cannibals) was a hit.
"MTV Unplugged" is recorded for the first time in mainland Europe. Joe Cocker, Was Not Was and Annie Lennox are the artists featured in live performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.