1987: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released in CD format in the UK, where it will rise to #3, twenty years after it was first issued.
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".
1942: Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", which would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time. Elton John would surpass that record with "Candle In The Wind (Princess Diana Tribute)" in 1997.
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.