1975: The Bee Gees had the first of several Disco style hits in the US when "Jive Talkin" topped the Billboard Hot 100. The inspiration for the song came to Barry Gibb as his car passed over a Florida bridge on the way to a recording studio. His wife said "Hey, listen to that noise. It's the same every evening. It's our drive talking." The record made it to #5 in the UK.
1960: Johnny Kidd And The Pirates topped the UK chart with "Shakin' All Over". The song was ignored across the pond until recorded by The Guess Who, who took it to #22 in America and #1 in their home country of Canada in 1965.
1957: Paul Anka makes his first network TV appearance on American Bandstand where he performs his current hit, "Diana".
1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album, "Bella Donna", which contained the singles, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Tom Petty) and "Leather and Lace" (with Don Henley).
1978: Steve Martin's novelty tune "King Tut" peaks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, nearly three months after it was featured in a skit on TV's Saturday Night Live. Some of the backing musicians on the track, who called themselves the Toot Uncommons, were actually members of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The record, which paid homage to Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen, would go on to sell over a million copies.