1971: Joan Baez received a Gold record for "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.
1972: The O'Jays perform "Back Stabbers" on the US TV music show Soul Train. The Soul / Pop cross-over tune will reach #3 in the US and #14 in the UK.
1962: "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett, reached the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. This novelty song, which was recorded in less than two hours, has now become an annual favorite.
1969: The Temptations continued their long string of hit singles when the second of their four Billboard number one hits, "I Can't Get Next To You", tops the Hot 100. It made #13 in the UK.
1970: With lead vocals shared by Michael and Jermaine Jackson, The Jackson 5 scored their fourth straight US number one Pop single with "I'll Be There". Motown reported that the group had sold more than ten million records worldwide.