1976: Although they enjoyed a long string of hit records, Gladys Knight And The Pips had their only US number one song when "Midnight Train to Georgia" hit the top. The record won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus and has become Knight's signature song.
1974: English supergroup Bad Company tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "Can't Get Enough". It will prove to be their biggest North American hit, although they will place eight more songs in the US Top 40.
1986: For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner's "Typical Male" at #2 and Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You" at #3.
1987: Michael Jackson reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with "Bad". It was a #3 hit in the UK and made the Top Ten in ten other countries.
1976: Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" hit number one in America, on its way to becoming their biggest selling record. It also topped the UK chart. At next spring's Grammy Awards, the song would win for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus and was also named Record of the Year.