1966: The Jefferson Airplane record "Somebody To Love", which will reach #5 in the US in the summer of 1967. The single was also a featured track on their influential album "Surrealistic Pillow".

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1970: Santana's version of "Black Magic Woman" is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 during a three month chart run. The song was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968.

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1965: James Brown's "I Got You" enters both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, where it will reach #3 and #1 respectively. The record will become one of the Godfather of Soul's most enduring and readily identifiable songs. It reached #29 in the UK.

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1966: Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" is released and begins its climb to #8 in the UK and #2 in the US. It was long rumored that the song is about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s, but this rumor has since been debunked. The song's title actually refers to the fact that Donovan had suffered from liver disease in early 1966 and had become severely jaundiced.

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1982: Marvin Gaye's first release since leaving Motown Records earlier in the year, "Sexual Healing", becomes his 13th and final #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song will reach #3 on the Pop chart and #4 in the UK early next year.

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