1968: Blue Cheer enter the Billboard Hot 100 for the first and only time with their Heavy Metal version of Eddie Cochran's 1958 hit "Summertime Blues". The single would rise to #14 and helped push the album "Vincebus Eruptum" to #11. Jim Morrison of The Doors called the trio "The single most powerful band I've ever seen."
1982: Diana Ross' first solo album for RCA, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" goes Platinum less than three months after its release.
1970: The Jaggerz, a six piece group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, see their first Billboard Hot 100 entry, "The Rapper", peak at #2. Two other releases, "I Call My Baby Candy" (#92) and "What A Bummer" (#88) couldn't crack the Top 40.
1976: Boz Scaggs' biggest album, "Silk Degrees" makes its first appearance on the Billboard chart, where it will climb to #2. It's his seventh solo album, but the first to go Platinum. Among the accompanying studio musicians were David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro and David Hungate, who would go on to form the band Toto.
1974: Jefferson Airplane changes their name to Jefferson Starship. The new line-up includes Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, drummer Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Cragi Chaquico and 56 year old violinist, Papa John Creach.