1969: The Doors' "Touch Me" and Sly And The Family Stone's "Everyday People" are awarded Gold records.
1965: 18 year old Donovan Leitch appears on the UK music show Ready Steady Go!, where he performs his debut single "Catch The Wind". The tune will reach #4 in his homeland and #23 in the US.
1983: The Recording Industry Association of America awards Bob Seger his seventh consecutive US platinum award for the album, "The Distance".
1956: Little Richard records "Long Tall Sally", which will go on be his highest charting record in the US, climbing to number 6 on Billboard's Pop chart and number 1 on the R&B chart by next April. Rolling Stone magazine has listed the tune as #56 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.
1964: The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by over 73 million people (60% of the viewing audience). The Fab Four performed "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". Also performing on the show is a future member of The Monkees, Davy Jones, who appeared as part of the cast of Oliver.