1977: Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" is released. It will become his fourth US Top Ten hit.
1967: Aretha Franklin releases "Respect", a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.
1979: Blondie brought a touch of New Wave music to the Hot 100 when "Heart Of Glass" reached #1. They would score three more chart toppers over the next two years.
1974: Ray Stevens releases what would be his biggest hit, "The Streak". The novelty tune would make it to the top of the US charts next month
1967: 16 year old Janis Ian sings "Society Child" on the CBS-TV show, Inside Pop - The Rock Revolution. A year before, the song was banned by many radio stations because of its interracial love affair theme. Following her television appearance, the record shot into the US Top Twenty.