1985: Newspaper USA Today took a poll of its readers to ask where the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame should be built. The winner, as you know, was Cleveland, Ohio.
1967: 40-year-old David Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatle's "Penny Lane" at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid 27 pounds, 10 shillings ($42) for his performance. In August, 1987, the trumpet he used was sold at a Sotheby's auction for $10,846.
1982: Bertie Higgins' "Key Largo" entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it would reach #8, as well as #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was inspired by the 1948 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. In the UK, it could climb no higher than #60.
1983: Australia's Men At Work owned both number one spots on the US album and singles charts. "Down Under" was the second number 1 single from the "Business As Usual" LP, following "Who Can It Be Now". The album was also at the top of the UK chart, a feat previously accomplished only by Rod Stewart, Simon And Garfunkel and The Beatles.
1978: An L.A. group called Player had the top tune in the US with "Baby Come Back". The song was written by band members Peter Beckett and John Crowley after both had broken up with their respective girl friends. The song reached #32 in the UK.