Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas was born on this day.
Billy Preston was born on this day in 1946.
Electric Light Orchestra member Mik Kaminski was born on this day.
Steve Porcaro of Toto was born on this day.
The Angels become the first white all-female group to have a No.1 record. The song was 'My Boyfriend's Back'.
The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show 'Ready Steady Go!' Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's 'I Got You Babe'.
The band that would later transform into 'The Doors,' recorded their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in L.A. under the name Rick & The Ravens. They recorded six tracks in three hours.
After a string of drummers, Genesis placed a classified ad in Melody Maker seeking a drummer sensitive to acoustic music, and 12-string acoustic guitarist. Phil Collins answered the ad and eventually joined the group.
It was reported this week that The Grateful Dead's ex-manager was arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the band.
The first issue of Musician magazine was published.
George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.
The 'Animal House' soundtrack was released.
The house in Surrey owned by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones was badly damaged by fire for the second time in nine years.
Ric Ocasek, of the Cars, married Paulina Porizkova.
Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was opened with a seven-hour concert with dozens of stars.
WAR released its 20th album, 'Coleccion Latina'.