1962: After eight previous songs landed in the Billboard Top 40, Neil Sedaka scored his first Billboard number one hit with "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". It also topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart and reached #7 on the UK chart.
1976: Elton John played the first of seven sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York. The concerts generated 1.25 million dollars, breaking the record for ticket revenue set by The Rolling Stones in 1975. Elton was promoting his current single, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", with Kiki Dee, as well as the live album, "Here and There".
1975: The Bee Gees had the first of several Disco style hits in the US when "Jive Talkin" topped the Billboard Hot 100. The inspiration for the song came to Barry Gibb as his car passed over a Florida bridge on the way to a recording studio. His wife said "Hey, listen to that noise. It's the same every evening. It's our drive talking." The record made it to #5 in the UK.
1960: Johnny Kidd And The Pirates topped the UK chart with "Shakin' All Over". The song was ignored across the pond until recorded by The Guess Who, who took it to #22 in America and #1 in their home country of Canada in 1965.