1974: Gordon Lightfoot is awarded a Gold record for his LP "Sundown" on the strength of the title tune, which went to #1, and "Carefree Highway" which climbed to #10.
1970: Ray Stevens achieved the first of his two Billboard number one hits when "Everything Is Beautiful" reached the top. His second came almost exactly four years later with "The Streak".
1971: "Brown Sugar", The Rolling Stones' first release on their own label, became their sixth US number one single. Speculation on the meaning of the title has ranged from a sexist racial slur to Mexican heroin.
1966: "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner is released. The record will stay on the chart for just four weeks and stall at #88. Producer Phil Spector considered the song the high point of his production career and was so disappointed by its poor performance that he would go into seclusion for two years.