1959: Dave "Baby" Cortez reached the top spot on the Billboard chart with "The Happy Organ". The song was originally recorded under the name "The Dog and the Cat" with a vocal track that didn't work out. Cortez then added an organ solo and changed the title. A follow-up record was called "The Whistling Organ" which stalled at #61, but Cortez would find his way back to the Top Ten in 1962 with "Rinky Dink".
1974: Eric Clapton recorded "I Shot The Sheriff", which will reach #1 in the US and #9 in the UK next Autumn.
2017: Michael Parks, who hit #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with "Long Lonesome Highway", the theme from the TV show Then Came Bronson, passed away at the age of 77. In a career that spanned six decades, Parks acted in more than 100 films and TV shows, including Kill Bill and Twin Peaks.
1970: The Beatles released "Let It Be", their last album of original studio material, although it was actually recorded before the previously released "Abbey Road".