1967: The Association held down the top spot in the US for the first of four weeks with their biggest hit, "Windy". Strangely, the record failed to chart at all in the UK. The song's writer, Ruthann Friedman said that she wrote it in about 20 minutes when she started to fantasize about what kind of a guy she would like to be with.
1971: Paul Revere And The Raiders receive a Gold record for their only US #1 hit, "Indian Reservation". The song, written by John D. Loudermilk, had been a US #20 hit and had reached #3 in the UK for Don Fardon in 1968.
1969: The Status Quo achieve their only hit record in America when "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" enters the Billboard Top 40, where it will top out at #12. Guitarist Francis Rossi said he wrote most of the song while sitting in a toilet, trying to get away from his wife and mother-in-law. Shortly after the song became a hit, the band dropped "The" from their name.
1980: Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" becomes one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the robotic sounding, studio version found on the flip side.