Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist with the Band, is born in Marvell, Arkansas.
Stevie Nicks was born.
The Weavers record Leadbelly's "Goodnight, Irene," which becomes a popular hit for them.
Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart with "Blue Light Boogie -- Parts 1 & 2".
Little Willie John hits #5 on the R&B chart and #20 on the pop chart with the King single "Talk To Me, Talk To Me."
The Battle of New Orleans (Johnny Horton) was a hit.
James Brown hits #35 with "Night Train".
"Uptown" by the Crystals reaches #13.
It's My Party (Lesley Gore) was a hit.
'The Best of the Animals' enters the U.S. albums charts. It will peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an incredible 113 weeks.
Van der Graaf Generator is formed.
Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel) was a hit.
Little Willie John dies in Washington State Prison in Walla Walla, WA.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono conduct a bed-in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. They record "Give Peace a Chance," with Tommy Smothers, Timothy Leary and others.
Carly Simon hits #17 with "The Right Things to Do."
Lobo hits #27 with "It Sure Took a Long Long Time."
Skylark hits #9 with "Wildflower".
The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 with "Frankenstein".
Scorpions hit #25 with "Rock You Like a Hurricane".
Heart hits #2 with "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You".
Neil Young's 'Mirror Ball,' an album recorded in Seattle with Pearl Jam, is released.