1966: Johnny Rivers went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with "Poor Side Of Town". In the UK however, the record failed to become a hit.
1982: Marvin Gaye's first release since leaving Motown Records earlier in the year, "Sexual Healing", becomes his 13th and final #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song will reach #3 on the Pop chart and #4 in the UK early next year.
19736: Former Temptations member Eddie Kendricks scores his only solo, number one Pop hit with "Keep On Truckin". It got as high as #18 in the UK.
1974: Randy Bachman, the former lead guitarist for The Guess Who, enjoyed a number one song with his new band, Bachman- Turner Overdrive. Randy stuttered through the lyrics of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" on a demo recording as a private joke about his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. The record company liked that take better than the non-stammering version and released it. The song not only gave the band their third US top thirty hit and a #2 in the UK, Gary Bachman stopped stuttering.
1969: "Wedding Bell Blues" topped the Billboard Hot 100, giving The Fifth Dimension their second US number one record. The song was originally recorded as a private joke between group members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who were engaged at the time.