1969: A band calling themselves The Chicago Transit Authority releases their self-titled, debut album, which would eventually peak at number 17. By the end of 1972 the LP had amassed 148 weeks on the chart, making it the longest running album by a Rock group up to that time. The band was later sued by the real Chicago Transit Authority and was forced to shorten their name to Chicago.

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1981: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes rocketed to the top spot on Billboard's singles chart, where it would remain for six weeks. Carnes received a personal thank-you letter for the song from actress Bette Davis, saying that it had impressed her young grandson. :

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1982: After cracking the Billboard Top 40 in 1980 with "Angel Say No", the four man Rock group from San Francisco named Tommy Tutone reached #5 with "867-5309 / Jenny". Lead singer Tommy Heath said that he really does know a girl named Jenny whose parent's phone number was 867-5309. Many folks with that phone number had it changed to avoid prank calls.

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1968: The Rascals record "People Got To Be Free", a song written by the group because of the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. It will become their fourth and final million-selling single.

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1978: After singing background vocals for Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff" in 1974, Yvonne Elliman had a US number one hit of her own with "If I Can't Have You". The song reached #4 in the UK.

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