The first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped.
The Rolling Stones’ single “Not Fade Away” is released. (It doesn’t enter the U.S. charts until the following May.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The Jackson 5 make their TV debut on ABC’s “American Bandstand.”
Simon & Garfunkel’s album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” begins a 126-week run on the UK charts.
“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
The Fifth Dimension sings a medley of their hits on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
“Precious & Few” by Climax is certified gold.
David Bowie’s album “Young Americans” is released.
“Show Me The Way” by Peter Frampton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
“Good Hearted Woman” by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson is #1 on the U.S. Country chart.
Rod Stewart appears on the cover of People magazine.
“Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart is certified platinum.
Tom Petty appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
“Nine To Five” by Dolly Parton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
Legendary New York air personality Murray “The K,” sometimes known s the “Fifth Beatle,” dies of cancer at age 60.
“9 and Half Weeks” opens in theatres. Thousands purchase Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and bags of ice after seeing the movie.
Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) of Sly & the Family Stone is jailed on drug related charges.
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
Rev. Jesse Jackson appeals for early parole for James Brown, citing Brown’s exemplary behavior.
Bonnie Raitt wins four Grammy Awards including Best Album. Bette Midler wins Best Record & Best Song and Milli Vanilli wins Best New Artist.
Madonna’s single “Rescue Me” is released.
John Mellencamp makes his film acting, writing and directing debut in “Falling From Grace.”
A Cleveland court drops rape charges against Joseph Simmons aka “Run” of Run-DMC.
“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred is certified gold and platinum.
Houston Astrodome security guards mistakenly tackled two cowboys invited on-stage by Wynonna during a show.
For the first time in 7 years, Bruce Springsteen performs live with the E Street Band in a New York nightclub. They were shooting a video for Jonathan Demme’s film “Murder Incorporated.”
Natalie Merchant’s album “Tigerlily” goes double platinum.
The Beatles’ album “Anthology III” is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
Steely Dan wins the Album Of The Year Grammy for “Two Against Nature,” plus Best Pop Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo for “Cousin Dupree.” Eminem won three awards, all in rap categories.
The owners of The Station nightclub in West Warwick, RI, where 100 people perished in a fire the night before, deny giving Great White permission to use fireworks blamed for setting off the blaze, even though the band’s singer insisted pyrotechnics had been approved.
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