1973: Grand Funk scored their first number one record when "We're An American Band" hit the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The song was sung by drummer Don Brewer rather than Mark Farner, who usually took lead vocals.
1974: Canadian singer Andy Kim went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with "Rock Me Gently", his only US chart topper. The record was also a hit in the UK, reaching #2. Along with his recording career, Kim was also a successful composer and was the co-writer of The Archies' "Sugar Sugar".
1986: The Beatles' "Twist and Shout" re-enters the US Pop singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared. The song was featured in the films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Rodney Dangerfield's Back To School.
1981: Hall And Oates' "Private Eyes" LP enters the Billboard chart. The album will go Platinum and contains two #1 hits: "Private Eyes" and "I Can't Go For That", as well as the Top Ten hit "Did It in a Minute".
1971: Cat Stevens' "Peace Train" is released in the US where will reach #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. Outside of America, the song was not issued as a single because Island Records wanted to encourage people to buy the album rather than the 45.