The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville.
Hank Williams marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in New Orleans.
The Animals perform on CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Jimi Hendrix makes his Paris debut at the Olympia Theatre.
“Cherish” by The Association is certified gold.
The film “How I Won The War” featuring John Lennon, an anti-war black comedy by Richard Lester, premieres in London at the Pavilion.
John Lennon is arrested for possesion of cannabis in London.
Bob Wills is inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame.
Rod Stewart joins the Small Faces, replacing Steve Marriott, who’d left to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton.
Jefferson Airplane guitarist Pauk Kantner is busted in Hawaii for possession of marijuana.
David Crosby appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
“Something” b/w “Come Together” by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
“And When I Die” by Blood, Sweat & Tears, “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday” by Stevie Wonder and “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
“Superstar” by the Carpenters is certified gold.
“Midnight Train To Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips is certified gold.
Simon & Garfunkel reunite and sing “My Little Town” on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”
The Captain & Tennille appear on the cover of People magazine.
Cyndi Lauper’s single “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” is released.
The Cars’ album “The Cars Greatest Hits” is released.
Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries composer Eduardo DeMendonca.
“Hip To Be Square” by Huey Lewis & The News enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
While opening for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles, Axl Rose announces he’ll quit Guns ‘N Roses, but then changes his mind.
Lynn Anderson is released from jail in Nashville after serving a 2-day contempt of court sentence for swearing at her former husband in front of their teenage children.
Canadian Tom Cochrane sings both National Anthems at the Toronto-Atlanta World Series game.
John Denver’s lawyer asked that Denver’s blood alcohol test (taken after an August car crash in Aspen, Colorado) be thrown out because the singer was suffering from a concussion and in no condition to give permission for a blood test.
Bon Jovi’s album “Crossroad” is released.
Styx’s album “Classics” is certified gold, while Soundgarden’s album “Superunknown” goes triple platinum.
Linda McCartney’s veggie burgers are recalled in Britain after a study found that the fat content was 20-to-23 percent instead of the 11 percent listed on the package.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform at the Montreal Forum.
Natalie Merchant’s album “Tigerlily” is certified platinum.
A federal court in Los Angeles issues a preliminary injunction barring former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival from using a similar name for their new group.
The album “Unplugged” by Kiss is certified gold.
Hanson sings the National Anthem at the opening game of the World Series.
Mexican singer Paulina Rubio is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo Latino Music Awards, winning Album Of The Year and Best Female Artist Of The Year.