NARM Convention passes 1,000-attendee mark for first time.
NARM’s first Tape Convention held.
Monterey Pop Festival.
Best Buy founded as Sound of Music Inc., a home and car stereo store.
NARM introduces Scholarship Foundation.
Columbia House Record Club introduces “12-for-a-penny” promotion.
Bob Dylan goes electric at Newport Folk Festival.
“American Bandstand” moves production from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
NARM names Mitch Miller 1st Presidential Award winner.
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
8 Track introduced.
The Beatles release 1st album “Please Please Me”.
1st Target store opens.
Amusements trade magazine “The Billboard” changes focus to music industry.
WGFM first FM station in US to broadcast in stereo.
NARM makes it a condition of hosting conference at Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel to desegregate hotel; Ewart Abner, eventual President of Motown Records, is first African-American to stay there.
Chubby Checker releases cover of “The Twist”.
The Beatles form.
First Tower Records opens in Sacramento.