“Get A Job” by the Silhouettes, “Magic Moments” by Perry Como and “Witchcraft” by Frank Sinatra all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
The Beatles’ first U.S. album, “Meet The Beatles,” is released.
The Byrds begin recording “Mr. Tambourine Man.”
The Rolling Stones and the Kinks make their first appearances on TV’s “Shindig.”
Alan Freed, who coined the phrase “Rock & Roll,” dies at age 43.
The U.S. hit TV show “The Monkees” premieres on British TV.
The Rolling Stones’ album “Between The Buttons” is released.
Bob Dylan performs for the first time, after a near-fatalmotorcycle accident two years earlier, at a benefit for Woody Guthrie.
Donovan, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
“Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred & His Playboy Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono cut their hair in Denmark.
Diana Ross marries Robert Silberstein.
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono’s parents in Japan.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead appears on the cover of Rolling Stone’s 100th issue.
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
“Love Train” by O’Jays and “Little Willie” by Sweet both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
Stevie Wonder makes his first public appearance after nearly being killed in a auto accident 5 months earlier.
Bachman Turner Overdrive begins the first date of a 29-date concert tour in Indianapolis.
The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels both perform at President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural ball in Washington, DC.
“What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers enters the U.S. top40 chart.
Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized and treated for rabies after he bites the head off of a dead bat thrown on stage in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Cars’ album “Shake It Up” is certified gold and platinum.
Def Leppard’s album “Pyromania” is released.
Rick Nelson appears on the cover of People magazine.
The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordy Jr., Woody Guthrie, Les Paul and the Supremes are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The original members of the Byrds reunite for a Roy Orbison tribute concert.
“Escapade” by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
“How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton hits #1on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
George Harrison sues his former business manager for $25 million.