1965: North America finally caught on to Petula Clark when her hit "Downtown" made her the first British female to have a number one hit on this side of the Atlantic in the Rock era. She would go on to rack up many more smashes, including "I Know a Place", "My Love", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "This is My Song" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway". Clark had already been very successful in the UK, chalking up hits since 1954.

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1966: After twelve previous releases that failed to catch on, Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy enters the Billboard Hot 100 with what will be her biggest hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". The song would later go to number one for one week and spend three and a half months on the chart.

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1961: Del Shannon records his first single, "Runaway", which will top the US charts by April. The song was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and would later be rated as #466 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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1958: "Get A Job" by The Silhouettes was released. The song will climb to #1 in the US and is considered to be a Rock and Roll classic, although the Philadelphia quartet who sang it never had another Top 40 hit.

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1980: Michael Jackson earns his third, solo, number one hit with "Rock With You". The song was written by Rod Temperton, who also wrote Jackson's 1984 hit, "Thriller".

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