Leonard Chess was born.
James Taylor is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Ravens hit #8 on the R&B chart with "Ricky's Blues."
Marlon Jackson was born.
The Marketts hit #17 with the "'Batman' Theme".
Neal Hefti hits #35 with the "'Batman' Theme".
The Mamas and the Papas' debut single, "California Dreamin'," reaches #4. Over time, it becomes the Mamas and the Papas' signature song.
Penny Lane (The Beatles) was a hit.
'The Velvet Underground & Nico,' recorded as one of the most important debut albums and featuring a brilliant Andy Warhol-designed cover, is released.
The self-titled third Velvet Undergound album is released. It fails to make Billboard's Top 200 album chart.
Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman are married in London.
Jethro Tull hits #8 in the US with 'Songs From the Wood'.
Night Fever (The Bee Gees) was a hit.
Japan hits #38 in the UK with "All Tomorrow's Parties".
Heaven 17 hits #74 in the US with "Let Me Go".
David Lee Roth hits #6 with "Just Like Paradise".
The double-CD anthology 'Creque Alley: The History of the Mamas and the Papas' is released.