On this day in 1961, Shop Around by The Miracles became the first million-selling single for any of the Motown labels (Tamla).
In the next ten years The Miracles would end up with six more gold records.
On this day in 1962, the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit was Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler.
The song was the first million-selling record for Vee Jay Records.
On this day in 1963, Buck Owens was at Capitol Records in Hollywood to record Act Naturally
It would became Buck’s first #1 hit. Two years later Ringo recorded the song and it was released on the flip side of Yesterday.
On this day in 1965, 18-year-old Donovan Leitch was on the British TV show “Ready Steady Go!” to sing his first record release Catch The Wind.