1977: Stevie Wonder scored his sixth #1 record on the Billboard Pop chart with "Sir Duke", a song written as a tribute to Jazz legend, Duke Ellington. The song reached #2 in the UK.
1954: Bill Haley And His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" was released. The record would find only limited success until the following year when it was included on the soundtrack of the film Blackboard Jungle.
1960: The Drifters record "Save The Last Dance For Me", which will top the US chart the following October and reach #2 in the UK in November.
1963: Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" enters Billboard's Top 40, where it will reach #1. It will also become a Top Ten hit in the UK.