1968: Cream's "Fresh Cream" enters the Billboard LP chart where it would climb to #39. It faired much better in the UK, reaching #6.
1975: Orleans enters the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with "Dance With Me", which would climb to #6. They would return a year later with "Still The One" (#5) and again in 1979 with "Love Takes Time" (#11).
1987: The East LA band, Los Lobos had the number one single on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with a remake of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba", from the movie of the same name. Singer Cesar Rosas said that the song itself is a traditional Mexican tune that means "wedding song."
1993: Billy Joel had the number 1 album in the US when "River of Dreams" reached the top on the strength of the title track and "All About Soul". The L.P. would go on to sell over 4 million copies in America, but the album cover, which was painted by Billy's then wife Christie Brinkley, was bashed by critics, some calling it the worst album cover of the year. The couple would divorce a year later.
1966: Bobby Hebb saw his own composition, "Sunny", become the best selling single in America when it reached the top of the Cashbox chart. The tune has been covered by dozens of other artists, but none achieved the success of the original.