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.

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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.

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1964: Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" enters Billboard's Hot 100, where it will reach number one just five weeks later

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2011: 87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when "My Heart" debuted at #9.

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1962: Britain's BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's single, "Monster Mash", saying it was offensive and in poor taste. They eventually relented and the song went on to become a seasonal hit, reaching a high of #3 in 1973.

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