1956: Little Richard records "Long Tall Sally", which will go on be his highest charting record in the US, climbing to number 6 on Billboard's Pop chart and number 1 on the R&B chart by next April. Rolling Stone magazine has listed the tune as #56 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.
1964: The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by over 73 million people (60% of the viewing audience). The Fab Four performed "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". Also performing on the show is a future member of The Monkees, Davy Jones, who appeared as part of the cast of Oliver.
1975: The Ohio Players top the Billboard singles chart with "Fire" and the Hot 200 album chart with an LP of the same name.
1974: Soul artist Barry White is awarded four Gold records for the singles "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" (#7), "Love's Theme" (#1 by the Love Unlimited Orchestra, conducted by White), and the albums "Under the Influence of Love Unlimited" (#3) and "Sonte Gon'" (#20).
1988: Dusty Springfield returns to the US Top 10 for the first time in nineteen years with a duet with Pet Shop Boys called "What've I Done To Deserve This". Her last big hit in America was "Son Of A Preacher Man" in December, 1968.