Muddy Waters begins to play the electric guitar.
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers) was a hit.
I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) was a hit.
"I Want You Back," the first of four consecutive #1 hits in a nine-month period from the Jackson 5, reaches the top of the charts. The others: "ABC" (April 1970), "The Love You Save" (June 1970) and "I'll Be There" (October 1970).
Jeff Lynne joins the Move.
Little Richard quit music at the height of his fame to attend Oakwood theological college in Huntsville, Alabama. Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman, received a BA from the college and later became ordained as a Seventh Day Adventist minister.
Bruce Springsteen performs in New York City for the first time.
Supertramp hits #44 in the US with 'Crisis? What Crisis?'
The Ohio Players hit #1 with "Love Rollercoaster".
Centerfold (The J. Geils Band) was a hit.
Genesis hits #4 in the US with "Land of Confusion".
Could've Been (Tiffany) was a hit.
The 18-song Video Anthology/1978-88, which contains every Bruce Springsteen video to date, is released.
Michael Jackson's halftime performance at Superbowl XXVII draws the largest viewing audience in the history of American television.