Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney achieved his sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, today in music history.
The Beatles had a Gold record in one week; Stevie Wonder had a No. 1 with “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”; Paul Simon's song about film hit No. 1; Supertramp hit No. 1 with “Breakfast in America”; and Sam Smith was born, today in music history.