1980: Paul and Linda McCartney are the guest hosts of NBC's Saturday Night Live, where they perform their new single, "Coming Up", a recent Billboard number one.
1977: Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" is released. It will become his fourth US Top Ten hit.
1967: Aretha Franklin releases "Respect", a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.
1979: Blondie brought a touch of New Wave music to the Hot 100 when "Heart Of Glass" reached #1. They would score three more chart toppers over the next two years.