1971: Canada's 5 Man Electrical Band enters the US charts with what would prove to be their biggest hit and signature tune, "Signs". The song is still a staple of oldies radio in the US.
1986: Viewers of Dick Clark's America Picks the #1 Songs chose Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock", Simon And Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" as the greatest hits of the Rock era.
1977: Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem "God Save The Queen" by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air- play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart.
1962: Mr. Aker Bilk became the first British artist to have a number one record in America when his clarinet laden instrumental "Stranger On The Shore" topped the Hot 100. It made #2 in the UK.