Verdi's first opera, "Oberto," was first performed in Milan.
The first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "TheSorcerer" begins in London.
"Chickery Chick" by Sammy Kaye is #1 on the charts.
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by the Platters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
"Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
Patsy Cline records "She's Got You" in Nashville.
"Big Girls Don't Cry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart for five weeks.
Davy Jones of the Monkees opens Zilch I, a Greenwich Village, NY, boutique.
Pink Floyd's third single, "Apples and Oranges,” was released but failed to chart.
Glen Campbell receives gold records for "Gentle On My Mind" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix."
The Rolling Stones' album "Let It Bleed" was released.
Elton John's show on a New York sound stage was recorded and later released as the "11/17/70" album.
Rod Stewart & the Faces' album "A Nod is as Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse," containing the single "Stay with Me," is released.
"Yo-Yo" by the Osmonds is certified gold.
"I Can See Now" by Johnny Nash is certified gold.
"Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
Olivia Newton-John's TV special airs on ABC.
Pete Townshend appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Atlanta Rhythm Section, Van Morrison, The Cars, and Paul Davis perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
Linda Ronstadt's album "A Retrospective” is certified gold.
Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock dies shortly after undergoing open-heart surgery.
"Still" by the Commodores is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
Aretha Franklin plays a command performance for the Queen of England in London.
John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released.
The Rolling Stones' single "Waiting On A Friend" was released.
"Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! Hits #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart stayed there for three weeks.
Eric Clapton leaves a Boston hospital after checking in with back pain caused by a kidney stone.
U2 pulls a Los Angeles Coliseum audience member to sing “People Get Ready” with them onstage. He hands them a demo tape.
Miles Davis collapsed onstage in Madrid, Spain, from complications of diabetes.
David Crosby broke his ankle, leg, and shoulder in a motorcycle crash.
"Love Will Never Do" by Janet Jackson and "Justify My Love" by Madonna entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
The Moody Blues' album "A Question Of Balance" is certified platinum.
Beatles biographer Geoffrey Giuliano stated that the upcoming Beatles documentary on ABC-TV would only have happened with George Harrison's financial troubles.
The James Bond movie "Goldeneye" opens with the title song by Tina Turner.
Leann Rimes' single "How Do I Live" is certified double platinum, while Shania Twain's CD "The Woman In Me" goes platinum for the tenth time.
"Garth Brooks Double Live" album was released, selling 1.09 million in the first week of release, beating the Pearl Jam mark of 950,000 for "Vs." in 1993.
The albums "Human Being" by Seal, "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston, and "Ones" by Mariah Carey are all released.
Tim McGraw's CD, “A Place In The Sun,” is certified double platinum, while Billy Joel's album "Songs In The Attic" goes triple platinum.
Ruth Brown ("Teardrops From My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours") died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack. She was 78.
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, dies at age 64.