1955: Two weeks after it cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten, Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" enters the Pop chart at #23. It will peak at #5 and is now considered one of the pioneering Rock 'n' Roll singles..
1965: A British quartet called The Silkie record a Lennon / McCartney tune called "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", on which John Lennon was the producer, Paul McCartney played guitar and George Harrison kept time on a tambourine. The song would reach #28 in the UK and #10 in the US, but their only chance to tour America evaporated when band members were unable to obtain the necessary visas and work permits.
1981: Joey Scarbury led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "Theme From The Greatest American Hero". Although follow-up hits eluded him, he would go on to find songwriting success in 1990 when he co-wrote The Oak Ridge Boys' #1 Country hit, "No Matter How High".
1965: Wilson Pickett tops the Billboard R&B chart for the first time when "In The Midnight Hour" reaches #1. The song will climb to #21 on the Pop chart, followed by fifteen more hits over the next seven years.