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).
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" is released in America, where it would become their highest charting single, reaching #8. If you listen carefully, you can hear Ronnie Van Zant shout "Turn it up", asking producer Al Kooper and engineer Rodney Mills to turn up the volume in his headphones so that he could hear the track better.
1975: The Amazing Rhythm Aces enter the Billboard Hot 100 with a song about a casual, hotel interlude called "Third Rate Romance", which will climb to #14. Although they would have other hits on the Country chart, this will be the only Pop chart entry for the Knoxville, Tennessee quintet.
1981: "Jessie's Girl", by Australian rocker Rick Springfield, was the top selling single in America. It would go on to be named Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at next year's Grammy Awards.
1982: A Chicago quintet called Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the Billboard singles chart with "Eye Of The Tiger". The song also topped the UK chart. Over the next four years, the band would place six more songs on the Billboard Top 40 and become an icon of '80s Rock.