Robbie Robertson, guitarist and main songwriter for the Band, is born in Toronto, Canada.
Roy Brown hits #5 on the R&B chart with "Rainy Weather Blues".
Rock and roll history is made when Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black spontaneously perform bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup's "That's All Right" in romping, uptempo style. The next day, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" is given a similarly playful treatment. On July 19th, the two songs are released as Elvis Presley's first single, which bears the legend "Sun 209."
Alley-Oop (Hollywood Argyles) was a hit.
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) (Three Dog Night) was a hit.
Suzi Quantro releases debut single "Rolling Stone."
The Slider by T. Rex hits #4 in the UK and #17 in the US.
"I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" by Gary Glitter hits #1 on the UK charts and stays there for four weeks.
Uriah Heep hits #7 in the UK with 'Return to Fantasy'.
The Ohio Players hit #1 with "Fire".
Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band) was a hit.
Alice Cooper hits #40 with "Clones (We're All)".
Alone (Heart) was a hit.