"The Ed Sullivan Show"! -- The youngest ever on the U.K. charts!?!? -- The Beatles get a hit...in 1986!!!

August, 1964. (Express/Express/Getty Images)

9/27/1964 (53 years ago today) - The Beach Boys make their TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show", performing live spot-on versions of "I Get Around" and "Wendy". They sound fantastic, along with screaming fans and a trio of hot rods as set pieces. Of course...

9/27/1979 (38 years ago today) - Scottish musician/guitarist Jimmy McCullough was only 26 years old when he died from a heroin overdose on this date at his London apartment -- Quite an impressive resume for such a young age: he started out with the critically acclaimed Stone The Crows, then Thunderclap Newman, before securing the lead guitar spot in Paul McCartney's Wings (Paul says "Take me down, Jimmy!" just before McCullough rips into a more-than-nifty guitar solo on the classic "Junior's Farm") -- When Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air" (produced by Pete Townshend) went to No. 1 in the U.K. in 1969, it made Jimmy the youngest guitarist to ever play on a British chart-topping single: he was just 16 at the time!

9/27/1986 (31 years ago today) - The Beatles 1963 version of The Top Notes/Isley Brothers classic "Twist And Shout" re-entered the U.S. singles chart over 25 years after it first came out, thanks to its use in the John Hughes' cult fave flick "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Well, after all, it remains one of the best records ever made by human beings on Planet Earth, so there's that...

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