March 6 - A 67 year old George Jones is seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home. Jones' Lexus crashes into a bridge at about 1:30 p.m. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
April 20 - Billy Joel performs at the Meadowlands[?] in New Jersey. Joel announces that this would be his last public pop music concert. Joel also announces plans on devoting his future efforts to classical music.
December 29 - Former BeatleGeorge Harrison is stabbed several times in the chest by an unknown assailant, who had broke into Harrison's home. Harrison's wife wrestled the knife out the assailant's hand before the police arrived. The man apparently believed that Harrison was the devil.