1962: 12 year-old Stevie Wonder made his first recording for Motown Records when he taped "Thank You For Loving Me All The Way".
1971: Joan Baez received a Gold record for "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.
1965: The Spencer Davis Group enter Pye Studios in London to record "Keep On Running", which will top the UK chart next January. In the US however, the single would climb no higher than #76.
1955: Harry Belafonte records a traditional Jamaican Folk tune called "The Banana Boat Song" ("Day-O"). It reached #5 in the US in early 1957 and later became Belafonte's signature song.