1977: KC And The Sunshine Band top the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "I'm Your Boogie Man". In the UK, the record could only manage to climb to #41.
1967: Aretha Franklin scored her only solo, US #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with Otis Redding's "Respect". Redding reached #35 with it in 1965. Aretha's rendition, on which she played piano, earned her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female. She and George Michael would team up for a second number one in 1987 with "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me".
1957: Sam Cooke records "You Send Me" at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles. The song will rise to the top of the US chart next December and become the first of Cooke's 29 Billboard Top 40 hits. The song reached #29 in the UK.
1975: The Eagles release "One Of These Nights", which will become the second of their five US number one singles. It reached #23 in the UK. The B-side, "Visions", features lead vocals by guitarist Don Felder, the only Eagles song to do so.