1971: John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is certified as a million seller in the US. At the time, despite singing that West Virginia was "almost heaven", neither Denver or the song's writers, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert had ever been the

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1968: Deep Purple's "Hush" is released in the US where it will climb to #4 by mid-September.

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1959: Ben E. King led The Drifters to the top of the Cashbox chart and #2 on Billboard with "There Goes My Baby". The record was one of the first to pair strings with a Black vocal group.

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1965: The McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" is released. It will enter the Hot 100 three weeks later and top the chart by the first week of October.

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1959: Brenda Lee recorded "Sweet Nothin's", which will prove to be her breakthrough hit and launched her Hall Of Fame career.

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