1982: Marvin Gaye's first release since leaving Motown Records earlier in the year, "Sexual Healing", becomes his 13th and final #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song will reach #3 on the Pop chart and #4 in the UK early next year.
1979: The Eagles had the number one song in America with a tune that was co-written by Bob Seger, "Heartache Tonight". It only reached #40 in the UK.
1973: After years of struggling as a member of two New York area bands, The Hassels and Attila, and as a bar room piano player, Billy Joel releases what will ultimately be his breakthrough album, "Piano Man". The title song will be released as a single and become a Top Twenty-five hit early next year.
1986: After "More Than A Feeling" reached number five (1976) and "Don't Look Back" made it to number four (1978), Boston finally scored their first and only number one single with "Amanda".