1981: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes rocketed to the top spot on Billboard's singles chart, where it would remain for six weeks. Carnes received a personal thank-you letter for the song from actress Bette Davis, saying that it had impressed her young grandson.
1982: After cracking the Billboard Top 40 in 1980 with "Angel Say No", the four man Rock group from San Francisco named Tommy Tutone reached #5 with "867-5309 / Jenny". Lead singer Tommy Heath said that he really does know a girl named Jenny whose parent's phone number was 867-5309. Many folks with that phone number had it changed to avoid prank calls.
1983: Spandau Ballet topped the UK album chart with their third studio LP, "True". The title track spent four weeks at #1 on the UK singles charts, and went to #4 in America.
1966: The Rolling Stones release "Paint It Black", one of the first Rock records to use a sitar. The single will hit number one in both the UK and the US.
1981: The Who's first album without Keith Moon, "Face Dances" goes Gold. It is considered a disappointment even to the band itself. The L.P. makes it to #4 but offers just one hit single, "You Better You Bet" (#18).