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.
1974: After a two year battle with heroin, Eric Clapton was back in a big way. His version of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" hit the top of the Billboard chart, rejuvenating his career.
1968: Clarence Carter received a Gold record for his million-selling hit, "Slip Away". The singer from Montgomery, Alabama, had been blind since age one and taught himself to play guitar by age 11.
1964: Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" enters Billboard's Hot 100, where it will reach number one just five weeks later