First time for Beach Boys!!! -- Youngest ever on the U.K. charts?!?! -- The Beatles get a 1986!!!

Beatles On Stage
(Jan. 1963 photo by Michael Webb/Getty Images)

9/27/1964 (54 years ago today) - The Beach Boys make their television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show", performing live spot-on versions of "I Get Around" and "Wendy". They sound fantastic, plus there are screaming fans (standard for anyone this era apparently) and a trio of hot rods as set pieces. Of course.

9/27/1979 (39 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 a young age: he started out with the critically acclaimed Stone The Crows, then formed Thunderclap Newman before securing the lead guitar spot in Paul McCartney's Wings (after Paul says "Take me down, Jimmy!", that's McCullough ripping into a more-than-nifty guitar solo on the classic "Junior's Farm") -- When the Pete Townshend-produced "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman went to No. 1 in England 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 (32 years ago today) - The Beatles 1963 version of The Top Notes/Isley Brothers' "Twist And Shout" re-enters the U.S. singles chart over 25 years after it first came out(!), thanks to its use in the John Hughes' fave flick "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Well, after all, it's still one of the best recordings of anything ever made by human beings on Planet Earth, so there's that, too...

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