1972: The O'Jays receive a Gold record for their first single, "Backstabbers", which made it to #3 on Billboard's Pop chart.
1963/strong>: The Angels become the first white girl group to have a US number one hit when "My Boyfriend's Back" topped the Billboard Hot 10
1961: 24 year old Gene Chandler records "Duke Of Earl" for Vee Jay Records. It will become the label's first number one and first million seller next February.
1970: Edwin Starr's "War" was the top tune on the Billboard singles chart. It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.