1966: In England, The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath", their first LP to feature all original material. It would soar to the top of the UK album chart and stay there for eight weeks.
1969: At Abbey Road Studios, John Lennon and Paul McCartney record "The Ballad of John and Yoko", The Beatles' single that didn't include George and Ringo. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars.
19: "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys was released in the US, where it will become the group's second Billboard chart-maker, reaching #3. The song was a note-for-note copy of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" with new lyrics. After Berry sued, he was granted royalties and all further issues of the song gave him writing credit.
1973: Stevie Wonder appeared on TV's Sesame Street, where he performed "123 Sesame Street" and his hit "Superstition".
1959: After the BBC lifts its ban on The Coasters' new single "Charlie Brown", the song is played on radio's Pick of the Pops. It will go on to become the group's best selling UK hit, reaching #6.