1959: Ben E. King led The Drifters to the top of the Cashbox chart and #2 on Billboard with "There Goes My Baby". The record was one of the first to pair strings with a Black vocal group.
1965: The McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" is released. It will enter the Hot 100 three weeks later and top the chart by the first week of October.
1959: Brenda Lee recorded "Sweet Nothin's", which will prove to be her breakthrough hit and launched her Hall Of Fame career.
1967: The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love", beginning with the now familiar opening to the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise", was the best selling single in America. It would top the Billboard chart a week later and reach #1 in nine other countries, including France.