1954: With Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records' New York studio to record the same number. Haley's version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27 week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock 'n' Roll tune to sell a million copies.
1987: Kim Wilde took the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On" to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was the third time that the song made it into the Top Ten, following the original version by The Supremes, (#1 in 1966) and a remake by Vanilla Fudge, (#6 in 1968).
2011: Michael Jackson's iconic red and black jacket that he wore in his 1983 Thriller video was to be the featured piece put up for sale by Julien's Auctions Music Icons in Beverly Hills. It was expected to bring in $200,000. CNN reported the jacket fetched a $1.8 million bid.
1977: KC And The Sunshine Band top the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "I'm Your Boogie Man". In the UK, the record could only manage to climb to #41.