1963: A quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota who called themselves The Trashmen saw their first release, "Surfin' Bird", enter the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #4 during the first week of February, next year. The song is a combination of two R&B hits by The Rivingtons: "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and "The Bird's the Word".
1958: Buddy Holly makes his first appearance in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas since becoming a major star. Along with broadcasting 'live' over KLLL radio from a fruit and vegetable store, he will return to the station's studios to record "You're The One", a song that station management challenged him to write in half an hour.
1964: The Beatles led the Billboard Pop chart and the Cashbox Best Sellers list with "I Feel Fine", a song that John Lennon would claim was the first Rock 'n' Roll record to use feedback. The flip side of the single, "She's A Woman" sat at #4.
1965: Lou Christie's biggest song, "Lightning Strikes" enters Billboard's Hot 100 for a 15 week stay. Although he would have many other hits, this would be Christie's only number one.
1966: At a Christmas Eve taping session, Tommy James And The Shondells record "I Think We're Alone Now", which will go on to be the group's forth number one song in the US, selling over a million copies.