1957, Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, 'Rock Around The Clock' had sold over a million copies in the UK, mostly on 10inch 78's.
Pioneer rock 'n roller Bill Haley, seated, with his Comets are shown in a publicity photo from the 1956 film, "Rock Around the Clock". (AP Photo)
1967, The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white. Taking time out from filming John Lennon bought a 1843 poster from an antiques shop in Surrey which provided him with most the lyrics for The Beatles song 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite'.
** FILE **The rock group, The Beatles, are shown in 1967. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, the Fray and other popular rock groups have joined to record songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in honor of Friday's 40th anniversary of The Beatles' epochal album. (AP Photo/ho/FILE) NO SALES
1970, The Jackson Five went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Want You Back'. The song was originally written for Gladys Knight & The Pips and was the first of four No.1's for the group. It made No.2 in the UK.
American music group The Jackson 5 return to school after their summer vacation; during which they played concerts in 40 cities. Top left is Marlon, top right is Michael. Below, from left to right are Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Aug. 31, 1971. (AP Photo)AP Photo
1976, Abba knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with 'Mamma Mia.' Queen's single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen's single contains the famous "mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go" line.
Swedish pop group Abba, performs during the the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 on February 09, 1974 in Brighton with their song Waterloo. Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in England with "Waterloo", this was the beginning of the greatest career in Swedish pop music history. The "Waterloo" LP was released in England and America after many TV appearances. MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX SWEDEN-OLLE LINDEBORG (Photo credit should read Olle Lindeborg/AFP/Getty Images)Olle Lindeborg/AFP/Getty Images
1981, Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles hart with 'The Tide Is High', the group's third US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
In this photo provided by Private Stock Records, punk-pop band Blondie is shown, Oct. 1977. From left to right: bassist Gary Valentine, drummer Clem Burke,singer Deborah Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, and keyboardist Jimmy Destri. (AP Photo/Private Stock Records) No SalesBlondie (AP Photo/Private Stock Records)
1987, Paul Simon went back to No. 1 on the UK album chart with 'Graceland', the album stayed on the chart for 101 weeks.
Singer Paul Simon performs ?Sounds of Silence? during the 10th Anniversary commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks at the lower Manhattan site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
2007, Jim Morrison was enlisted to help fight global warming more than 35 years after his death. 'Woman in the Window', a previously unreleased poem written and recorded by The Doors frontman shortly before he died in 1971 was being set to music and used to publicise the Global Cool campaign.
Singer Jim Morrison leaves the courtroom in Miami, Florida on Oct. 30, 1970, in the custody of a police officer after he was sentenced to six months in jail and fined for $500 for using profanity in public and indecent exposure. Morrison remained free on a $50,000 bond pending disposition of an appeal. The charges stemmed from a 1969 performance by Morrison in an appearance in Miami Florida, USA with The Doors. (AP Photo)AP Photo