1972: Elvis Presley records what proves to be his last Top Ten hit during his lifetime, "Burning Love". It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the Cashbox Best Sellers chart and #7 in the UK. The song's writer, Dennis Linde, later overdubbed the opening guitar riffs into the record's final mix.
1974: David Essex received a Gold record for the hit "Rock On", which made #5 in the US and #3 in the UK.
1985: At the 57th annual Academy Awards, Prince wins the Best Original Song Score Oscar for "Purple Rain" and Stevie Wonder is awarded Best Original Song for "I Just Called To Say I Love You".
1973: The O'Jays followed their Billboard #3 hit, "Back Stabbers" by topping the chart with "Love Train".
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."