“Take Good Care Of My Baby” by Bobby Vee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
The Monkees begin a 3-week international tour with seven shows in Australia and five shows in Japan.
Tiny Tim (“Tiptoe Through The Tulips”) announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.”
Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones appear on the cover of Life.
Jimi Hendrix, 28, dies of a drug overdose in his London apartment.
Pink Floyd becomes the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Gestival in Montreaux, Switzerland.
“Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
The Who headlines the day-long Rock At The Oval festival in London.
The Spinners’ album “Pick of the Litter” is certified gold.
The second annual Don Kirshner-produced “Rock Music Awards” airs on CBS-TV. Fleetwood Mac wins Best Group and Best Album while Peter Frampton is named Rock Personality of the Year.
“More Than A Feeling” by Boston and “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
Kiss becomes the first group to release solo albums by each member on the same day.
The 2-day Memorial Film Festival for Jimi Hendrix begins at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.
The Who’s album “Face Dances” is certified platinum.
Gary Numan attempts to fly around the world in a single-engine airplane. He makes it as far as India.
More than a decade after Jim Morrison’s death, the Doors’ “Greatest Hits” is certified platinum.
Kiss appears on MTV without their trademark make-up.
Frank Zappa, and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, testify against record labeling before a congressional committee.
Neil Young appears on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Yale University announces that Benny Goodman had bequeathed several master recordings, arrangements and music memorabilia to the school.
Michael Jackson’s 3-D movie, “Captain EO,” premieres at Disneyland.
The Indigo Girls’ album “Nomads Indians Saints” is released.
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains make their big screen debuts in the film “Singles.” Members of Pearl Jam play members of Citizen Dick, a band fronted by actor Matt Dillon.
The albums “Boombastic” by Shaggy and “Miss Thang” by Monica are both certified gold.
The Bee Gees, the Jackson 5, the Rascals, Joni Mitchell, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills & Nash are announced as the 1997 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
5 days before they are to begin their “Bridges To Babylon” tour, the Rolling Stones play a club show at Chicago’s Double Door club.
At the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, by performing “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”
Reba McEntire receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Deborah Cox’s single “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” is released.
Faith Hill appears on the cover of TV Guide.
Madonna reveals during her first live online chat that she and her 4-year-old daughter Lourdes sing Britney Spears songs together.
Paul McCartney’s Red Square concert special airs on A&E.
Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline.
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