1964: The Moody Blues are formed in Birmingham, England. The group was the brainchild of vocalist Denny Laine, who recruited Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas, Graham Edge and Clint Warwick.
1975: The English Glam-Rock band Mud attain their third and final UK number one with a cover of Buddy Holly's 1957 hit, "Oh Boy".
1980: Pink Floyd's hit single "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)", with its chorus of kids chanting "We Don't Need No Education", is banned by the South African government. Black children, upset about inferior education, adopt the song as their anthem. The government says the song is "prejudicial to the safety of the state."
1971: A Pennsylvania based group called The Buoys saw their biggest hit record, "Timothy", peak at #17 on the Hot 100. The Rupert Holmes written tune stayed in the Top 40 for eight weeks, and may very well be the only hit song ever written about cannibalism.