Buddy Holly opened for Elvis Presley; Keith Richards got in some trouble in France; ABBA played their first concert in North America; R.E.M. had a 'Monster' of an album; Madonna was asked not to text during movies; and Radiohead had a major album hit, Today in Music History.
The Everly Brothers had their first No. 1; Michael Jackson had his first solo No. 1 hit; Def Leppard broke sales records; Leonard Bernstein passed away; Cyndi Lauper releases a solo album, Eric Clapton got caught speeding; and musician, producer and professor Thomas Dolby was born in London, Today in Music History.