1964: Jay And The Americans record the Tex-Mex hit, "Come A Little Bit Closer", which would climb to number 3 in the US by the following November.
1965: Herman's Hermits were awarded their first Gold record for "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter". The song was originally an album cut that got so much air play in the US, MGM Records released it as a single.
1967: Five teenagers from Mansfield, Ohio, called The Music Explosion found themselves with a monster hit on their hands when "Little Bit O' Soul" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100. The group would be awarded a Gold Record for their efforts, but although they would release more material, none of their follow-ups reached any higher than #63. Drummer Bob Avery would later go on to the band Crazy Elephant, who reached #12 on both sides of the Atlantic with "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'".
1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 with his second chart topping LP, "Glass Houses". The album would go on to sell over 7 million copies on the strength of the singles, "You May Be Right" (#7), "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" (#1) and "Don't Ask Me Why" (#19).
1967: The Bee Gees appear on the UK TV show As You Like It, where they perform their new single "New York Mining Disaster 1941". Originally titled "Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones", the song would go on to reach #12 in the UK and #14 in the US.