Dino Danelli was born.
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, featuring Charles Brown hits #2 on the R&B chart with "New Orleans Blues" and #3 on the R&B chart with "Merry Christmas Baby." Both singles are released on Exclusive Records.
The Jackson 5 audition at Motown's Detroit headquarters for a number of label executives. Berry Gordy was not present, but he signed them after viewing the audition tape.
Alone Again (Naturally) (Gilbert O'Sullivan) was a hit.
Keith Godchaux, former keyboardist for the Grateful Dead, dies of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
Naked Eyes hit #59 in the UK with "Always Something There To Remind Me".
Depeche Mode hits #6 in the UK with "Everything Counts."
Def Leppard hits #2 with "Pour Some Sugar On Me".