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It was the third of September, a day I’ll always remember … (The Temptations and The Funk Brothers hit #1)

On Dec. 2, 1972, The Temptations’ single “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100—the group’s fourth time at the top spot. The single was almost seven minutes in length, edited down from its original 12-minute … Continue reading

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Gino Vannelli — A Pauper in Paradise (1977)

On Nov. 19, 1977, the highest ranked “new entry” for the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart was A Pauper in Paradise by Gino Vannelli. The LP debuted at #94 and, after 11 weeks, peaked at #33. A Pauper in … Continue reading

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And then there were four … (1974, the last from Peter Gabriel with Genesis)

On Nov. 18, 1974, Genesis released The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, their sixth studio LP and the last Genesis album with lead singer Peter Gabriel. This double album was the band’s first attempt at a rock opera (the concept … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills — Big Brother & the Holding Company

On Oct. 12, 1968, two months after its release, Big Brother and the Holding Company had the #1 album in the US with Cheap Thrills. The psychedelic band from San Francisco was fronted by the passionate and powerful vocalist Janis … Continue reading

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Viva la 8-Track

On Sept. 15, 1965, the Ford Motor Company offered factory-installed 8-track tape players for three of its 1966 models — Lincoln, Thunderbird and Mustang. The dealer-installed deck was also an option with tapes initially sold only in auto parts stores … Continue reading

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Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene (Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman”)

The only #1 hit for Donovan on the US singles chart happened on Sept, 3, 1966, with “Sunshine Superman.” Oddly enough, the single would not be released in the UK until December. “Sunshine Superman” is considered to be one of … Continue reading

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From “Scambled Eggs” to “Yesterday”

One of the most covered songs in pop music history (reportedly more than 2,500 versions have been recorded ) was released on Sept. 2, 1965. The original working title was”Scrambled Eggs,” but it became “Yesterday.” Although it’s officially a Beatles … Continue reading

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