1968: Bobby Goldsboro received a Gold record for the single, "Honey", which had spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart, including five weeks at number one. It remains heavily played on the radio to this day and has been covered many times, although Todd Leopold of CNN named it the "Worst Song of All Time" in April 2006.
1971: The Temptations hit the top of the Billboard Pop chart for the third and final time with "Just My Imagination", a #8 hit in the UK. They would place 11 more songs in the US Top 40 during the next 20 years.
1964: The Beach Boys record "I Get Around", which will become their first US #1 single by the following July, selling nearly two million copies. It reached #7 in the UK. All of the band played on the track, with Mike Love on lead, backing and harmony vocals, Brian Wilson on piano, harpsichord, Hammond B-3 organ and vocals, Al Jardine on bass guitar and backing and harmony vocals, Carl Wilson on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals, and Dennis Wilson on drums and backing vocals. Adding to the mix were Glen Campbell on six-string electric bass guitar, Hal Blaine on timbales, Steve Douglas on tenor sax, Jay Migliori on baritone sax, and Ray Pohlman on six-string bass guitar.
1966: The Troggs use 45 minutes of spare studio time to record "Wild Thing" at Regent Sound Studio in London. The raw, simple little tune would climb to #2 in the UK and #1 in the US, selling over a million copies by the following June
1958: Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" is released. It would enter the Billboard charts six weeks later and rise to number 8 on the Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart. The song's original lyrics referred to Johnny as a "colored boy", but Berry later acknowledged that he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play.