1981: On the strength of the single "Start Me Up", The Rolling Stones album "Tattoo You" started a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart. Primarily composed of out- takes from previous recording sessions, some dating back a decade, it is the last Rolling Stones album to reach the top position of the US charts.
1976: Boston's "More Than A Feeling" is released in the US, where it will reach #5. In the UK, the song topped out at #22.
1968: The Fifth Dimension are awarded their second Gold record for their rendition of Laura Nyro's "Stoned Soul Picnic". The song reached #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #2 on the R&B chart.
1972: Three Dog Night reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time with a song written in 1955 called "Black and White". In the UK however, the record failed to chart at all.
1979: "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band peaks at #3 during it's twelve week stay in Billboard's Top 40. It also topped the Country chart and was certified Platinum with sales of over two million copies. After the song became available as a digital download, it sold nearly two million more. The original line in the song "I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been" was altered to "I done told you once, you son of a gun, I'm the best that's ever been" in order to gain radio air play.