1986: Billy Ocean went to #1 on the US singles chart with "There'll Be Sad Songs, (To Make You Cry)", a #12 hit in the UK.

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1959: Bobby Darin's multi-million selling hit, "Dream Lover" tops the UK chart. The track, which would reach #2 in the US, includes Neil Sedaka on piano.

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1977: The Marshall Tucker Band's Country cross-over hit "Heard It In a Love Song" peaks at number 14 in the US. Interestingly, there is no one named Marshall Tucker in the band. The group named themselves after the previous tenant of their rehearsal hall, after finding a key tag with his name on it.

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1969: The British trio Thunderclap Newman enjoyed their only hit when "Something In The Air" started a three week run at the top of the UK singles chart. It would stall at #37 in the US, but still gets airplay in many commercials. The band featured guitarist Jimmy McCulloch who went on to work with Wings.

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1967: Jefferson Airplane's psychedelic masterpiece "White Rabbit" entered the Billboard chart, where it eventually reached #8. The song became one of the first records to sneak drug references past radio censors. It uses imagery found in Lewis Carroll's 1865 book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass, such as changing size after taking pills.

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