Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart with "Caldonia."
Ivory Joe Hunter hits #4 on the R&B chart with "I Quit My Pretty Mama".
The Moonglows hit #5 on the R&B chart with "Please Send Me Someone To Love" on Chess records.
Barrett Strong hits #23 with "Money (That's What I Want)".
Shelley Fabares, know for her role on 'The Donna Reed Show' goes to #1 with her debut single, "Johnny Angel."
'Lawrence of Arabia', directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif, is released.
Game Of Love (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders) was a hit.
The first major rock musical, 'Hair', opens in New York, bringing hippies (and nudity) to Broadway.
U.S. troops in Vietnam peak at 550,000.
Norman Greenbaum hits #3 with "Spirit In the Sky".
"Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex..." by James Brown hit #15.
James Brown hits #15 with "Hot Pants".
Echo & the Bunnymen hits #37 in the UK with "Crocodiles".
MTV premieres the "Hands Across America" video, the theme song for the May 25 fundraising project to combat homeless and hunger in America.
MTV premieres the weekly series devoted to heavy metal music and news, "Headbanger's Ball."
A four CD box set documenting the first quarter century of Eric Clapton's career, Crossroads, is released. The 73-track retrospective, which includes rare and previously unreleased material, reaches #34 and goes on to sell more than two million copies.
'Human Touch' and 'Lucky Town', two simultaneously released studio albums by Bruce Springsteen, debut at #2 and #3, respectively.
'The Wall Live: 1980-81,' culled from Pink Floyd's London performances of their all-time favorite work, is released.