1968: Trumpeter Herb Alpert sang "This Guy's In Love With You" on his CBS-TV special. The Burt Bacharach / Hal David composition would rise to the top of the US chart, where it stayed for four weeks. It reached #3 in the UK.
1976: Former Raspberries lead singer Eric Carmen enters the US Pop chart with his first and biggest solo hit, "All by Myself". The record would reach #2 on Billboard's Hot 100, #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 and #12 in the UK.
1974: The theme song from the TV show Soul Train called TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) topped the Billboard Hot 100. It made #22 in the UK.
1980: Blondie scores their second Billboard number one hit with "Call Me", a song featured in the Richard Gere movie American Gigolo. The track was also a #1 in the UK.
1974: James Brown receives a Gold record for the single "The Payback", which had topped the Billboard R&B chart. It would also peak at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May, becoming his second and final single to be certified Gold by the RIAA.