1959: At a time when Rock and Roll seemed to be fading, Johnny Mathis had the number one album in the US. Elvis was in the army and Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard couldn't make a hit record when Mathis' L.P. "Heavenly" became his second to reach the top.
1954/strong>: Bill Haley's rendition of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" peaks at #7 during its US chart run of 27 weeks. Producer Milt Gabler would later say that he "cleaned up" the lyrics from Joe Turner's original 1954 version in order to insure radio air-play.
2002: Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson's "You Were Always On My Mind" and 3rd was "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion.
1958: Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" became only the third record in history to sell over three million copies, joining "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby and Gene Autry's "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".
1969: "Wedding Bell Blues" topped the Billboard Hot 100, giving The Fifth Dimension their second US number one record. The song was originally recorded as a private joke between group members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who were engaged at the time.