1957: "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."
1963: Elvis Presley records "(You're The) Devil In Disguise", which will peak at #3 on the Billboard chart and #1 in the UK by next August and be certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units in the US.
1969: The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" with Elton John on piano. It will reach #3 in the UK and #7 in the US.
1975: The nine piece band known as Earth, Wind And Fire saw their song "Shining Star" reach the top of both the Billboard singles chart and the Cashbox Magazine best sellers list. It was the group's seventh single and the first to crack the Top 20. Lead singer Philip Bailey would later team up with Phil Collins on the 1985 hit, "Easy Lover".
1966: The Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the US, where it will go on to become the band's twelfth Billboard #1 hit. The song also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Norway.