1967: Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe", which will top the Billboard chart next August. Originally intended as the B-side of her first single, the song has now sold over 3 million copies world-wide.
1955: Les Paul and Mary Ford enter the Billboard charts with "Hummingbird", which will reach #7 and become the first of their five Pop chart entries.
1957: "Teddy Bear" became Elvis Presley's eighth US number one hit in the past fifteen months. It would remain at the top of the Billboard Pop chart for seven weeks and even led the R&B and Country chart for a week.
1980: On the twelfth anniversary of the break-up of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin played their final live concert in West Berlin. They finished the show with "Whole Lotta Love".
1963: Two weeks after being released, The Surfaris' classic surf tune "Wipe Out" cracks the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to number two. The song was recorded as a "filler" in just two takes, but would stay in the Top 40 for ten weeks and become one of the most popular instrumentals in Rock 'n' Roll history.