1973: Pink Floyd receives a Gold Record for "The Dark Side of the Moon", one of Rock's landmark albums. The LP remained on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history and has sold an estimated 45 million copies.
1977: While riding high on the success of his hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, David Soul reached Billboard's top spot with "Don't Give Up On Us". The record had already topped the UK chart the previous January.
1989: Roy Orbison had his final Top 10 single on the US chart with "You Got It", four months after he passed away. The song was written by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and appeared on Orbison's "Mystery Girl" album that was released posthumously.
1979: With only drummer John Hartman and guitarist Patrick Simmons left over from the band that reached #1 in 1975 with "Black Water", The Doobie Brothers scored their second Billboard chart topper with "What A Fool Believes". It made #31 in the UK. The record, sung by Michael McDonald, would win Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.