1987: Michael Jackson reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with "Bad". It was a #3 hit in the UK and made the Top Ten in ten other countries.
1976: Led Zeppelin make their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, where they perform "Black Dog" and "Dazed And Confused".
1971: Joan Baez received a Gold record for "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.
1972: The O'Jays perform "Back Stabbers" on the US TV music show Soul Train. The Soul / Pop cross-over tune will reach #3 in the US and #14 in the UK.
1962: "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett, reached the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. This novelty song, which was recorded in less than two hours, has now become an annual favorite.