1989: The Doobie Brothers reformed their original hit making line-up and hit the concert trail to promote the newly released, "Cycles" album. The first single from the album, "The Doctor", made it into the US Top 10, while the follow-up, "Need a Little Taste of Love" reached number 45. Other members of the group performed live vocals on songs previously sung by Michael McDonald, who wasn't invited to re-join the group.
1977: KC And The Sunshine Band top the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "I'm Your Boogie Man". In the UK, the record could only manage to climb to #41.
1967: Aretha Franklin scored her only solo, US #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with Otis Redding's "Respect". Redding reached #35 with it in 1965. Aretha's rendition, on which she played piano, earned her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female. She and George Michael would team up for a second number one in 1987 with "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me".
1957: Sam Cooke records "You Send Me" at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles. The song will rise to the top of the US chart next December and become the first of Cooke's 29 Billboard Top 40 hits. The song reached #29 in the UK.