Daily Archives: January 1, 2016

‘The Sound of Silence’ by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago today (Jan 1 1966)

(Saturday, January 1, 1966, New Year’s Day)“The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two non-consecutive weeks (Jan. 1/29, 1966).

It was the duo’s first of three number one hits on the chart (1966-1970) and ranked #156 on Rolling Stone‘s 2004 list “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You/Mr. Moonlight’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Jan 1 1966)

Video: 'The Beatles Cartoon TV Series - Episode 15 - I'm Happy Just to Dance with You, Mr. Moonlight'

(Saturday, January 1, 1966, New Year’s Day, 10:30 a.m. EST) –The Beatles are flying over Europe when their plane starts to crash and later, take a cruise to Hawaii but are chased by a flock of frenzied female fans on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.