1973: Paul McCartney releases "Live and Let Die", the theme from the James Bond movie of the same name. It will reach #2 in the US and #9 in the UK.

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1955: After three previous releases on Sun Records had only minor success, "Baby Let's Play House" becomes Elvis Presley's first single to reach the US national charts when it hits #5 on the Country And Western chart.

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1978: Pressings of the album cover for "Some Girls" by The Rolling Stones were halted when some of the celebrities whose faces appeared on the album cover (including Lucille Ball), complained.

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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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1973: 61-year-old Perry Como, the crooner who scored a string of hits in the 1950s, makes an unlikely return to the US record charts when his recording of Don McLean's "And I Love You So" cracks the Top 30. The guitar you hear in the background was played by Chet Atkins.

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