1986: Viewers of Dick Clark's America Picks the #1 Songs chose Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock", Simon And Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" as the greatest hits of the Rock era.
1977: Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem "God Save The Queen" by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air- play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart.
1962: Mr. Aker Bilk became the first British artist to have a number one record in America when his clarinet laden instrumental "Stranger On The Shore" topped the Hot 100. It made #2 in the UK.
1968: Simon And Garfunkel's "Bookends" replaces their own "The Graduate" at the top of the US album chart.
1975: The nine piece band known as Earth, Wind And Fire saw their song "Shining Star" reach the top of both the Billboard singles chart and the Cashbox Magazine best sellers list. It was the group's seventh single and the first to crack the Top 20. Lead singer Philip Bailey would later team up with Phil Collins on the 1985 hit, "Easy Lover".