1971: Paul Revere And The Raiders receive a Gold record for their only US #1 hit, "Indian Reservation". The song, written by John D. Loudermilk, had been a US #20 hit and had reached #3 in the UK for Don Fardon in 1968.
1969: Henry Mancini's "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" led the Billboard Pop chart in the first of a two week stay.
1960: Pianist Floyd Cramer records his biggest hit, "Last Date", which will reach #2 in the US by next November, selling over a million copies.
1970: Three Dog Night's version of Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not To Come" sat at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers Chart. It was a song that took singer Cory Wells over two years to convince the rest of the band to record. It reached #3 in the UK.
1967: Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe", which will top the Billboard chart next August. Originally intended as the B-side of her first single, the song has now sold over 3 million copies world-wide.