1973: Less than four months after topping the Hot 100 with "Superstition", Stevie Wonder was back on top with "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", a song on which Stevie played most of the instruments. The record reached #7 in the UK.
1985: The Scottish Rock band Simple Minds make their breakthrough in North America when "Don't You (Forget About Me") tops the Billboard singles chart. The song was written specifically for the film The Breakfast Club and was only the second tune recorded by the group that they did not write.
1969: A band calling themselves The Chicago Transit Authority releases their self-titled, debut album, which would eventually peak at number 17. By the end of 1972 the LP had amassed 148 weeks on the chart, making it the longest running album by a Rock group up to that time. The band was later sued by the real Chicago Transit Authority and was forced to shorten their name to Chicago.
1965: The Beach Boys appear on The Ed Sullivan Show performing their latest hit, "Help Me Rhonda". Although all of the group sang on the record, only Carl Wilson (guitar) and Brian Wilson (piano and organ) played instruments on it. The rest of the music was provided by The Wrecking Crew, a group of Los Angeles studio musicians who would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
1982: After cracking the Billboard Top 40 in 1980 with "Angel Say No", the four man Rock group from San Francisco named Tommy Tutone reached #5 with "867-5309 / Jenny". Lead singer Tommy Heath said that he really does know a girl named Jenny whose parent's phone number was 867-5309. Many folks with that phone number had it changed to avoid prank calls.