Blues great Billie Holiday dies of an herion overdose.
ABC-TV airs a portion of the Beatles’ “Help!”
“Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” by James Brown, “The Tracks Of My Tears” by the Miracles and “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in Forest Hills, New York.
The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” premieres in London.
“Sweet Hitch-Hiker” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “I Just Want To Celebrate” by Rare Earth and “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
The Rolling Stones cancel a Montreal concert when an equipment truck carrying their sound system is bombed.
The Moody Blues open their own studio in London. It was the first studio designed for quadrophonic recording.
The U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service Board denies John Lennon’s appeal and ordered him to leave the country within 60 days.
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox are divorced.
“Magic Man” by Heart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
Carly Simon appears on the cover of People magazine.
Gary Moore leaves Thin Lizzy again, and is replaced by Midge Ure.
The album “The Boss” by Diana Ross is certified gold.
Rick Springfield appears on the cover of TV Guide.
About 15 people are injured outside a Run DMC show in Long Beach, California.
Ozzy Osbourne begins a 16-week tour of prisons and debuts his metal version of “Jailhouse Rock.”
Keith Richards signs a solo deal with Virgin Records.
A revamped Lynyrd Skynyrd opens their world tour in Baton Rouge, LA.
James Brown is honored by his home state of Georgia for his comeback following two years in prison.
Guns N’ Roses launches a 25-concert tour with Metallica.
Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley find some stolen Kiss costumes during a surprise visit to a Kiss convention in Pontiac, Michigan.
Carole King’s album “Tapestry,” released in 1971, is certified platinum for the tenth time.
Animals’ bassist Chas Chandler dies in a British hospital at age 57.
The Smashing Pumpkins, a group known for their anti-drug stance, fires drummer Jimmy Chamberlin after he was arrested on a drug charge.
Alice In Chains’ album “Unplugged” is released.
Tony Braxton’s single “You’re Makin’ Me High” is certified gold and platinum while the Goo Goo Dolls’ album “A Boy Named Goo” goes double platinum.
Marc Hunter, lead singer with Dragon, dies after a 9-month battle with throat cancer. He was 44.
The Smashing Pumpkins perform a free show at a block party in downtown Minneapolis.
Next’s album “Rated Next” is certified platinum.