1983: Stevie Wonder's former guitarist, Michael Sembello, started a two week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Maniac". The track was featured in the film Flashdance and reached #43 in the UK.
1967: Sam And Dave's classic, "Soul Man" is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.
1973: Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with "Let's Get It On". He would place 7 more records on the list by 1982, giving him a total of 40.
1972: Curtis Mayfield's LP, "Super Fly" goes Gold as it tops the Billboard Hot 200 album chart on the strength of the title track and "Freddie's Dead". The album is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied.