Ringo Starr was born.
Lonely Boy (Paul Anka) was a hit.
The Yardbirds break up, guitarist Jimmy Page forms the New Yardbirds and changes the group's name to Led Zeppelin, allegedly on the advice of the Who's Keith Moon.
Paul Simon hits #2 with "Kodachrome".
Rock Your Baby (George McCrae) was a hit.
Can releases Can and disbands.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five release "The Message."
A View to a Kill (Duran Duran) was a hit.
Growth continues on the channel as MTV Europe launches in Antwerp, Belgium with 15,000 households.