1979: Fleetwood Mac's two record set "Tusk", an experimental set of songs that cost the band a then record $1 million to record, is released by Warner Brothers Records. "Tusk" peaked at #4 in the US and achieved sales in excess of two million copies, spawning two Top Ten singles, "Sara" and the title track. It reached #1 in the UK and achieved Platinum status.
1971: Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" is released. When Hayes sings "That John Shaft is a bad mother..." the voice you hear telling Hayes to "shut your mouth" is that of Thelma Hopkins of Tony Orlando And Dawn.
1983: Genesis' self titled LP became their third consecutive number one album in the UK. It included the single "Mama", the band's biggest commercial UK success, which reached #4, but was less popular in the US where it climbed to #73.
1967: The Who's "I Can See for Miles" is released. In the UK, the single peaked at #12, while in the US it reaches #9 and is the group's biggest hit through 1982.