“Ballad Of Davy Crockett” by Tennessee Ernie Ford enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
Simon & Garfunkel’s first single “Hey Schoolgirl” is released under the name Tom & Jerry.
Elvis Presley records “She’s Not You” in Nashville.
Nancy Sinatra sings “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” on TV’s “Hollywood Place.”
“Gloria” by Shadows of Knight enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
“19th Nervous Breakdown” by the Rolling Stones peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Dean Martin’s album “Houston” and Jimi Hendrix’s album “Are You Experienced?” are both certified gold.
“Here come the flat top, he come groovin’ up slowly.” Rolling Stone among others report the opening lyrics to the Beatles’ “Come Together” are identical to Chuck Berry’s “You Can’t Catch Me.”
David Bowie marries Mary Angela Barnett.
Sly & the Family Stone appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship.
Former Free guitarist Paul Kossoff dies on a London-to-New York plane flight of unknown causes.
Helen Reddy hosts NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special” with guests Melissa Manchester, Chaka Kahn (Rufus) and Peter Frampton.
Billy Joel appears on the cover of People magazine.
Elvis Presley’s autopsy is subpoenaed. Presley’s doctor, George Nichopoulos, is later found guilty of overprescribing drugs.
tyx’s album “Paradise Theatre” is certified gold.
Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, is killed in a freak airplane accident. Rhoads and two others were in a light plane which buzzed Osbourne’s tour bus, clipped a wing and crashed into a house.
Duran Duran plays to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden.
Spin magazine publishes its first issue.
Twisted Sister’s album “Stay Hungry” goes double platinum.
Michael Jackson buys a $28 million ranch in Santa Ynez, CA, where he builds a small zoo and amusement park.
Roxette’s single “It Must Have Been Love” is released.
Eric Claptin’s album “Journeyman” is certified double platinum.
Duran Duran’s single “Ordinary World” goes gold.
Irlene Mandrell and Rob Pincus get married.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo become parents to daughter Anna Juliana.
35,000 fans show up for a Pearl Jam concert in Melbourne, Australia, in a venue designed to hold only 13,000.
The Beatles’ CD “The Beatles Anthology II” goes on sale.
Monica’s “Before You Walk Out Of My Life” is certified platinum.
Country singer George Jones, 67, leaves the hospital 13 days after a near fatal traffic accident.
Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want to Be Right) dies of heart failure. He was 69.
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