1955: Chuck Berry recorded "Maybellene", which would become his first hit record, reaching #5 on the US Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart. In the heyday of Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and The McGuire Sisters, it was one of the few Rock 'n' Roll songs to get any radio air play that year.
1967: The Young Rascals score the second of their three Billboard #1 records when "Groovin" reached the top. It made #8 in the UK. Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati wrote this song because their work schedule would only allow them to see their girlfriends on Sunday afternoons.
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.
1985: The Scottish Rock band Simple Minds make their breakthrough in North America when "Don't You (Forget About Me") tops the Billboard singles chart. The song was written specifically for the film The Breakfast Club and was only the second tune recorded by the group that they did not write.
1958: Connie Francis topped the UK chart for the first of six weeks with "Who's Sorry Now", a song that was first recorded by Isham Jones And His Orchestra in 1923. It also reached #4 on the Billboard charts and earned a Gold record for sales of one million copies.