LaVern Baker hits #3 on the R&B chart with "Bop-Ting-A-Ling" and #2 on the R&B chart with "Play It Fair". Both singles are released on Atlantic records.
Shep & the Limelighters hit #2 "Daddy's Home".
The Shirelles hits #4 on pop and #2 on R&B with "Mama Said".
'Crosby, Stills & Nash' is released. It is popular on both AM and FM radio, and it hangs on the album chart for 107 weeks. It also yields two hit singles: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (#21) and "Marrakesh Express" (#28).
Paul Simon hits #40 with "Still Crazy After All These Years".
Soft Cell hits #2 in the UK with "Torch".
Echo & the Bunnymen hit #19 in the UK with "The Back of Love".
Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival in San Bernadino, CA features performances by Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Triumph, and Van Halen.
MTV Europe extends it's reach to Kenya and is broadcast for starring comedian Pauly Shore.