1975: The Ohio Players top the Billboard singles chart with "Fire" and the Hot 200 album chart with an LP of the same name.
1974: Soul artist Barry White is awarded four Gold records for the singles "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" (#7), "Love's Theme" (#1 by the Love Unlimited Orchestra, conducted by White), and the albums "Under the Influence of Love Unlimited" (#3) and "Sonte Gon'" (#20).
1988: Dusty Springfield returns to the US Top 10 for the first time in nineteen years with a duet with Pet Shop Boys called "What've I Done To Deserve This". Her last big hit in America was "Son Of A Preacher Man" in December, 1968.
1966: The Beach Boys' cover version of the The Regents' 1958 #13 hit, "Barbara Ann" topped the Cashbox magazine chart and was listed at #2 by Billboard. The party atmosphere in the studio was staged and the lead vocal on the track is actually that of Dean Torrence of Jan And Dean.
1982: The inaugural British Phonographic Industry Awards are held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" is given the nod as Best British Single, Adam And The Ants win Best British Album for "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" and John Lennon is honored posthumously for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.