1970: Although they had enjoyed 26 previous Top 40 Hits, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles reached number one on the Billboard Pop chart for the first time with "The Tears Of A Clown". It was also a #1 in the UK.
1958: The Coasters record "Charlie Brown", which would go on to reach number 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list in early in 1959. The song was so popular that over the years more than 80 cover versions have been recorded.
1966: Brian Wilson's masterpiece, "Good Vibrations" becomes The Beach Boys' third Billboard number one hit. At a cost of $16,000, it was the most expensive single ever produced in music history up to that time.
1978: John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd release their version of Sam And Dave's "Soul Man" under the name The Blues Brothers. Belushi and Ackroyd would reach #14 in the US, while the original had topped out at #2.
1973: Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart. The record's flip side was a song originally called "Screw You", though the US release re-titled it "Young Man's Blues" so as not to offend record buyers.