2011: 87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when "My Heart" debuted at #9.
1962: Britain's BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's single, "Monster Mash", saying it was offensive and in poor taste. They eventually relented and the song went on to become a seasonal hit, reaching a high of #3 in 1973.
1967: Sam And Dave's classic, "Soul Man" is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.
1973: Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with "Let's Get It On". He would place 7 more records on the list by 1982, giving him a total of 40.
1972: With their hit "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" flying high on the UK charts, Slade interrupts their current US tour and fly back to London to headline at the Sundown concert venue in the Mile End Road.