1971: James Taylor had the best selling single in America, according to the Cashbox chart, with the Carole King written "You've Got A Friend." The song reached #4 in the UK and was actually recorded simultaneously with King's version with shared musicians.
1966: Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs top the Cashbox Best Sellers list with "Lil' Red Riding Hood", a #2 hit on the Billboard chart. A week later, the RIAA will certify it as a Gold Record, with sales exceeding one million copies
1978: The Rolling Stones saw their only Disco-style effort, "Miss You", become their eighth number one single in the US. It reached #3 in the UK. It has been reported that the lyrics were inspired by Mick Jagger's deteriorating relationship with his wife, Bianca.
1973: The Carpenters led the Cashbox chart with "Yesterday Once More", a #2 hit in the UK and on Billboard's Hot 100. The record will become the duo's largest selling record worldwide.