By 1960, Rock 'n Roll had taken over the mainstream! Now we had to figure out how to make the world understand that Rock 'n Roll was also R&B and Soul and Jazz and WHATEVER rocked!
SO, on November 21. in 1960, Maurice Williams came out with a Number One hit with STAY...
A couple of years go by and November 21, 1963 rolls along and, Frankie Valli, a dude outta New Jersey, has a hit with a tune called Big Girls Don't Cry. His earlier tune, Sherry. had just finished up at Number One on the charts and this new one, (co-written and produced by Bob Crewe) "Big Girls Don't Cry" begins a five week stint at the top of the pop chart and three on R&B!!!
November 21, 1963 and a duo named Dale & Gracie hit the #1 spot with an old Don and Dewey (a Houston, TX act) tune, "I'm Leavin it All Up To You"
This was the first time a duet had hit number one back to back with another duet doing the same tune. Check out Don & Dewey doing the ORIGINAL
And Dale & Gracie doing their number one cover:
November 21, 1964, 1965, AND 1966 saw the Motown sweethearts, Diana Ross and The Supremes, at the top of the charts for three years running--MOTOWN MAGIC!!!
November 21, 1964: Chart Toppers
November 21, 1965: Chart Toppers
November 21, 1965: Chart Topper
November 21, 1967 and the psychedelic band Strawberry Alarm Clock (actually a great band) hit number one with a sort of bubble gum psychedelic tune titled Incense and Peppermint:
And on November 21, 1969, the Beatles, on the heels of the band's demise, were at the top of the Billboard Chart with the classic "Hey Jude":
This date, November 21, in the EVOLUTION OF ROCK 'N ROLL...At least in the "Mainstream"...