1970: Three Dog Night's version of Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not To Come" sat at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers Chart. It was a song that took singer Cory Wells over two years to convince the rest of the band to record. It reached #3 in the UK.
1967: Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe", which will top the Billboard chart next August. Originally intended as the B-side of her first single, the song has now sold over 3 million copies world-wide.
1955: Les Paul and Mary Ford enter the Billboard charts with "Hummingbird", which will reach #7 and become the first of their five Pop chart entries.
1957: "Teddy Bear" became Elvis Presley's eighth US number one hit in the past fifteen months. It would remain at the top of the Billboard Pop chart for seven weeks and even led the R&B and Country chart for a week.