The Beach Boys first national and later International hit came for them in Aug of 1962 with the June '62 release of their Capitol label Surfin' Safari backed with 409 - The group had recorded Surfin Safari previously at World Pacific Studios but it was not released until the late 60s. The one that 'hit' for the group was the Capitol Records recording -- and the music world was almost over-night on fire for the new vocal surfing sound.
Jennifer (Annette Funicello): [singing with the Beach Boys] "I don't care what the whole world thinks! / Call us a couple of 'missing links' / Love all these monkeyshines / Every day is Valentine's / I love the monkey's uncle / And the monkey's uncle's ape for me!" -- from The Monkey's Uncle (1965) directed by Robert Stevenson
John F. Kennedy was one of America's first true politicians. During his candidacy, the first televised presidential debate aired. His appearance as well as his public speaking skills gave him an edge on his opponent. I consider him to be the first modern politician. http://ultimatejackie.blogspot.com/2010/06/jfk-campaign-posters.html