1973: Cher had the top tune in the US with a song written especially for her, "Half-Breed". She would later claim to be 1/16th Cherokee on her mother's side.
1961: Neil Sedaka records "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen", which will become his eighth US Top 20 hit. He will go on to have thirteen more.
1968: One of the original super groups, Cream, a trio consisting of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, set out on their farewell tour. Their hit single "White Room" was still climbing the charts following the success of "Sunshine Of Your Love" earlier in the year.
1981: Billy Joel released the first digitally recorded, live album, "Songs in the Attic", a collection of tunes he had recorded before his big breakthrough, "Just The Way You Are".