1976: Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" in named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album Of The Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon tells the audience "I'd like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year."
1980: The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" wins a Grammy Award for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year, while Billy Joel's "52nd Street" wins both Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
1977: The Eagles attain their third Billboard chart topper with "New Kid In Town", the first single released from their "Hotel California" album. In the UK, it reached #20. At next year's Grammy Awards, the song would win for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices.
1957: Buddy Holly And The Crickets begin recording "That'll Be The Day" with producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Holly had recorded the song with his band The Three Tunes in Nashville in 1956, but Decca Records brass didn't like the result and refused to release it. Holly's new version would become his signature tune, rising to #1 in both the US and the UK.
1987: Grammy Awards are presented to: Paul Simon's "Graceland" - Best Album; Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" - Best Record and Bruce Hornsby And The Range - Best New Artist. Fats Domino is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.