-DJ Murray "The K" Kaufman, who called himself "the fifth Beatle" is born
-Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist for The Talking Heads, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer player for The Tubes, is born
-Vince Welnick, rock keyboard player for The Tubes, is born in Phoenix, Arizona
-The first Gibson model Flying V guitar is made in a factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan
-The Beatles played 3 gigs in one day. First one was a lunchtime crowd at the Cavern Club, then later at the Casanova Club
-The Echoes, a New York band, would hire a young piano player named Billy Joel
-Led Zeppelin II reaches sales of 2 million
-Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumors"
-AC/DC front man Bon Scott falls unconscious and dies in a friend's car after a long night of drinking. Died on Feb. 19, 1980, in London, England
-Murray "The K" Kaufman dies at age 60. He considered himself "the fifth Beatle"
-For the first time in 7 years, Bruce Springsteen performs with the E-Street band for a video for director Jonathan Demme's Murder Incorporated
-Celine Dion went to #1 in the U.K. with her single "My Heart Will Go On"
-Ringo Starr announces he's starting a new label called Pumpkinhead to give musical "newcomers" a chance