1964: The title track from The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night topped the record charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The film was originally titled Beatlemania until producers heard an offhanded comment by Ringo Starr as he flopped into a canvas chair and said "It's been a hard day's night, that was."
1972: Chicago receives a Gold record for their first number one album, "Chicago V". A single from the LP, "Saturday in the Park", would reach number three in September.
1988: Former member of The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood had the number 1 song in the US this week with "Roll With It". It stayed at the top for four weeks, making it the number one song of the year. In the UK however, the record stalled at #53. Winwood's next release, "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" also made it into the US Top Ten, while the following singles, "Holding On" and "One and Only Man" cracked the Top Twenty.
1972: Gilbert O'Sullivan started a five week run at #1 on the US singles chart with "Alone Again (Naturally)". O'Sullivan would later say that the song is not autobiographical, as he did not cry when his father died, and his mother was still alive at the time the song was written.
1976: The Steve Miller Band's album, "Fly Like an Eagle" goes Gold, on its way to Platinum. The LP features the title track (which makes it to #2), "Rock'n Me" (#1 later in the year), "Jet Airliner" (#8 in 1977) and "Take the Money and Run" (#11 in July 1976).