1966: The Rolling Stones had the top song in the US with "Paint It Black", the first #1 Pop single to feature a sitar.

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1967: Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her" is released in the US, where it would climb to #2.

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1975: Windsor Davies and Don Estelle were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Whispering Grass.' It was a spin-off from the BBC TV sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Originally recorded by The Ink Spots in 1940.

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1963: The Crystals' 'Da Doo Ron Ron' peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a "wall of sound". Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.

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1986: Doctor And The Medics started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK charts with their version of the Norman Greenbaum 1970 hit 'Spirit In The Sky'.

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