1972: A Detroit, Michigan band called Gallery had Cashbox Magazine's best selling single with "Nice To Be With You". The song would climb to #4 on the Billboard chart and earn a Gold record for sales of over one million copies. The group would find further success with "I Believe In Music" (#22) and "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" (#23) over the following ten months.
1979: Supertramp's album, "Breakfast in America" rose to the top of the US album chart on the strength of three hit singles, "The Logical Song" (#6), "Goodbye Stranger" (#15), and "Take the Long Way Home" (#10). The LP would win two Grammys and sell in excess of 18 million copies worldwide.
1974: Gordon Lightfoot started a two-week run at the top of the Billboard album chart with "Sundown". The title track reached #1 on the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts as well as #13 on the Country chart, while "Carefree Highway" reached #10 on the Pop chart, #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #81 on the Country chart.
1958: Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash" enters the US record charts, where it would reach #3. Bobby would later say that the song only took him about ten minutes to write.