1969: Sly And The Family Stone record "Hot Fun In The Summertime", which will reach #2 in the US next Fall

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1972: A Detroit, Michigan band called Gallery had Cashbox Magazine's best selling single with "Nice To Be With You". The song would climb to #4 on the Billboard chart and earn a Gold record for sales of over one million copies. The group would find further success with "I Believe In Music" (#22) and "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" (#23) over the following ten months.

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1973: 23-year-old B.W. Stevenson records "My Maria", which will reach #9 in the US later in the year. Although his real first name was Louis, he used the initials B.W., which stood for Buck Wheat

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1959: Fabian's biggest hit, "Tiger" entered the Billboard chart, where it would top out at #3. In all, the Philadelphia singer, born Fabiano Forte, placed eight songs in the US Top 40.

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1958: Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash" enters the US record charts, where it would reach #3. Bobby would later say that the song only took him about ten minutes to write.

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