1963: "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby And The Romantics topped the Billboard Hot 100, although it only made #38 in the UK. On the day the song was recorded, it was the first time Ruby had ever been in a recording studio.
2006: Three impoverished South African women whose father, Solomon Linda, had written "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in 1939, won a six-year court battle that will give them 25 per cent of all past and future royalties from the song.
1961: Ricky Nelson records "Hello Mary Lou", which would climb to number 9 in the US by early May.
2015: Kenny Loggins appeared on the TV talent show American Idol where he performed his 1984, US #1 hit, "Footloose"