1969: The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" with Elton John on piano. It will reach #3 in the UK and #7 in the US.
1975: The nine piece band known as Earth, Wind And Fire saw their song "Shining Star" reach the top of both the Billboard singles chart and the Cashbox Magazine best sellers list. It was the group's seventh single and the first to crack the Top 20. Lead singer Philip Bailey would later team up with Phil Collins on the 1985 hit, "Easy Lover".
1964: The Beach Boys release "I Get Around" which will go on to become the group's first #1 hit, topping the US chart for two weeks.
1981: Hall And Oates' "Kiss on My List" is awarded a Gold record. The song will make it to #1 in the US and become the first of three chart toppers the duo will amass in the next 12 months.