1963: The brother and sister team of Nino Tempo and April Stevens hit the top of the Billboard chart with "Deep Purple", a song that they recorded in just two takes. In the UK, it reached #27.
1980: Kenny Rogers enjoyed his only solo, US Pop chart number one with "Lady". The Lionel Richie penned tune would also top the Country and Adult Contemporary charts and reach #12 in the UK.
1964: The Drifters' enjoy their last US Top Twenty hit when "Saturday Night at the Movies" reaches #18.
1976: Having led the Billboard Pop chart for one week in October, Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" begins a three week stay at the top of the UK chart.
1959: At a time when Rock and Roll seemed to be fading, Johnny Mathis had the number one album in the US. Elvis was in the army and Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard couldn't make a hit record when Mathis' L.P. "Heavenly" became his second to reach the top.