1963: The top four spots on the UK chart are held by acts from Liverpool with The Beatles at #1 ("From Me To You"), Gerry And The Pacemakers at #2 ("I Like It"), Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas at #3 ("Do You Want To Know A Secret") and Billy Fury at #4 ("When Will You Say I Love You").
1959: "Hushabye" by the New York quintet, The Mystics, enters the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Chart. The song will eventually reach #20 during a nine week run, and be used by Alan Freed as the closing theme to his televised Saturday night Big Beat Show. The following year, the group would record several more tunes using Paul Simon (aka Jerry Landis), and later Jay Traynor on lead vocals, but never recaptured the magic of "Hushabye".
1975: America achieve their second Billboard number one record and their seventh Top 40 hit with "Sister Golden Hair".
1970: Mungo Jerry, a British band with an unusual name and a unique sound, had the top tune in the UK with "In The Summertime". It went on to become the best selling UK single of the year, spending seven weeks at #1 and was a hit in 26 other countries including the US, where it would rise to #3 in mid-August.