A powerful song from Paul Revere & the Raiders...
1971: Stanley, Idaho's Carole King remained at #1 with "It's Too Late". Paul Revere & the Raiders, from Boise, Idaho, were at #2 with "Indian Reservation" while Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose moved up to 3 with "Treat Her Like a Lady". The Carpenters fell after peaking at #2 with "Rainy Days and Mondays" and Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds were at #5 with "Don't Pull Your Love". The rest of the Top 10: "Want Ads" from the Honey Cone, the Rolling Stones slipped to #7 with "Brown Sugar", James Taylor climbed up from 14 to 8 with "You've Got a Friend", Jerry Reed stayed at position #9 with "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and Ringo Starr fell to #10 with "It Don't Come Easy".
1971: Jim Morrison of the Doors died in Paris, France at the age of 27.
1973: Paul McCartney & Wings released their single that was the theme from the James Bond movie Live and Let Die.
1976: It was a solid time for music in the Summer of 1976--Wings held down #1 for the fourth week with "Silly Love Songs" with newcomer Starland Vocal Band moving from 7 to 2 with "Afternoon Delight". Dorothy Moore remained at #3 with "Misty Blue", Hall & Oates stayed at 4 with "Sara Smile" and the Captain & Tennille were next with "Shop Around". The rest of the Top 10: Andrea True Connection with "More, More, More", Silver Convention fell after three weeks at #2 with "Get Up and Boogie", the Brothers Johnson had a great summer hit with "I'll Be Good To You" at #8, the Manhattans were at #9 with "Kiss and Say Goodbye" while Gary Wright scored his second Top 10 with "Love Is Alive".
1978: Two great songs were released on this date, a Monday, the day new releases hit radio stations. Olivia Newton-John released "Hopelessly Devoted To You" from Grease.
1978: Exile released their classic single "Kiss You All Over".
1982: Nobody quite knew what to make of him when he started out but now, everyone pretty much loves him. Billy Idol first hit the chart on this date when one of the most Underrated Songs of the Rock Era*, "Hot in the City" debuted.
1989: Richard Marx released his single "Right Here Waiting".
1989: Cher released the comeback single "If I Could Turn Back Time".
1930: Tommy Tedesco, a prolific session guitarist who recorded with the Beach Boys, Supremes, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Frank Sinatra, the Association, Everly Brothers and the Monkees to name a few, was born in Niagara Falls, New York; died November 10, 1997 from lung cancer in Northridge, California.
1940: Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"), who worked with Minnie Riperton, Maurice White and Little Milton, was born in St. Louis, Missouri; died December 26, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri of complications from a heart attack.
1943: Judith Durham of the Seekers was born in Essendon, Victoria, Australia.
1949: Johnnie Wilder, vocalist with Heatwave, was born in Dayton, Ohio.
1949: John Verity, guitarist of Argent, was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
1950: Damon Harris of the Temptations was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
of a brain aneurysm.
1975: Javier Weyler of the Stereophonics was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.