The Negro National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing", is written by the Johnson brothers.
Lloyd Price was born in Kenner, Louisiana.
John Cale of the Velvet Underground is born.
Big Bill Broonzy tours Europe.
Bob Wills records "Cadillac in Model 'A'," his final single for MGM. He moves on to the Decca and Liberty labels.
The Clovers hit #30 with "Love, Love, Love".
The Diamonds reach #2 with "Little Darlin'".
The Coasters hit #2 on the R&B chart and #2 (3/09) on the pop chart with "Charlie Brown" and #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the pop chart with (10/12) "Poison Ivy." Both singles are released on Atlantic Records.
"It Doesn't Matter Anymore," written by Paul Anka and recorded by Buddy Holly at his last studio session, becomes a posthumous hit.
Jan Bradley hits #14 with "Mama Didn't Lie".
Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Go Away Little Girl," recorded by Steve Lawrence, reaches #1.
The Rebels hit #8 with "Wild Weekend".
Joni Mitchell's untitled debut album, produced by David Crosby and sometimes referred to as 'Song to a Seagull,' is released.
Dizzy (Tommy Roe) was a hit.
Brian Eno releases 'Here Come the Warm Jets'.
Black Water (The Doobie Brothers) was a hit.
Steely Dan's fourth album, 'Katy Lied,' is released. Founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are backed by a who's who of rock and jazz personnel.
Sara (Starship) was a hit.
The Elvis Presley postage stamp is released.
The Irish boy band Boyzone hits #4 in the UK with "Comin' Home Now."