1976: Peter Frampton went to #1 on the Billboard album chart with "Frampton Comes Alive". The LP would stay on the chart for 97 weeks and sell over 6 million copies. It is still one of the largest selling 'live' albums of all time, behind Garth Brooks' "Double Live", "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975 - '85" and "The Eagles Live".
1977: ABBA earned their only number 1 hit in the United States when "Dancing Queen" went to the top. The song also led the charts in 13 other countries.
1973: Gilbert O'Sullivan scored his second UK #1 with "Get Down". It reached #7 in the US.
1962: Eighteen year old Shelly Fabares, who was currently appearing as Mary Stone on TV's The Donna Reed Show, had the number one song in the US with "Johnny Angel", a #41 hit in the UK. She was accompanied by Glen Campbell on guitar, Hal Blaine on drums and Darlene Love And The Blossoms on backup vocals. Her highest charting follow-up would be "Johnny Loves Me", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard chart.
1974: A seven piece group called Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the US charts when their version of "Hooked On A Feeling" went to number one. Although the arrangement brought a fresh sound to the old B.J. Thomas hit, the single didn't chart at all in the UK.