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1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 with his second chart topping LP, "Glass Houses". The album would go on to sell over 7 million copies on the strength of the singles, "You May Be Right" (#7), "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" (#1) and "Don't Ask Me Why" (#19).

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1970: Mungo Jerry, a British band with an unusual name and a unique sound, had the top tune in the UK with "In The Summertime". It went on to become the best selling UK single of the year, spending seven weeks at #1 and was a hit in 26 other countries including the US, where it would rise to #3 in mid-August.

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1964: The Zombies tape "She's Not There" at their first recording session for Decca Records. The song would reach #2 in the US and #12 in the UK.

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1976: Wild Cherry's single "Play That Funky Music" is released. It will prove to be the band's only Top 40 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard chart by the middle of September.

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1978: Joe Walsh's comic depiction of Rock stardom, "Life's Been Good", is released. It would become his highest charting solo single, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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