1964: Jay And The Americans record the Tex-Mex hit, "Come A Little Bit Closer", which would climb to number 3 in the US by the following November.

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2013: Black Sabbath established a new UK chart record for the longest gap between #1 albums when their new release, "13" debuted at the top, 42 years and 8 months after their second album "Paranoid" reached the peak.

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1963: Jan And Dean's "Surf City" is released. The song featured Brian Wilson on backing vocals and would prove to be the duo's only US number 1 record.

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1975: "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", recorded live at the Universal Amphi-theater in California by John Denver, became the best selling record in the US. The song was written by John Martin Sommers, a member of Denver's backup band

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2002 : Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Sting, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

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