1961: Elvis Presley's movie Wild in the Country premiered.
1964: The Dave Clark Five released the single "Can't You See That She's Mine".
1967: Procol Harum had the #1 U.K. song with "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
"Mony Mony" was movin' up...
1968: "Mrs Robinson" from Simon & Garfunkel was #1 again. Archie Bell & the Drells slid up to 2 with "Tighten Up" while Herb Alpert's classic "This Guy's In Love With You" moved from 11-3. Hugo Montenegro's former #1 "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" was at #4 and Tommy James & the Shondells made #5 with "Mony Mony". The rest of the Top 10: Ohio Express remained at 6 with "Yummy Yummy Yummy", Richard Harris had a hit with "MacArthur Park", the Rascals were going down with "A Beautiful Morning", Aretha Franklin her 20th hit and 7th Top 10 with "Think" and the former #1 "Honey", one of the Top Songs of the Rock Era* from Bobby Goldsboro, was now at 10.
1970: The van of Deep Purple was impounded by East German police after it "mistakenly got too close to the border". Silly Deep Purple.
1974: Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones released a solo album.
1974: The great song "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae moved from 93 to 62. It would finish the decade as the top selling song of the 70's.
1974: "Band on the Run", one of the Top Songs of the Rock Era* by Paul McCartney & Wings was the new #1 song. "For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays was the only new song in the Top 10.
1978: The Alan Parsons Project released the album I Robot.
1985: The Style Council owned the top album in the U.K. with Our Favourite Shop.
1991: Extreme took over at #1 with "More Than Words". "I Wanna' Sex You Up" from Color Me Badd was #2 but Paula Abdul was making her move with "Rush, Rush". Mariah Carey fell to #4 with "I Don't Wanna' Cry" and Michael Bolton fell to 5 with "Love Is a Wonderful Thing". The rest of the Top 10: R.E.M. at 6 with "Losing My Religion", Hi-Five had the #7 song with "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)", EMF's smash "Unbelievable" was up to #8, Whitney Houston had her 16th hit and 13th Top 10 with "Miracle" and Luther Vandross moved into the list with "Power of Love/Love Power".
1996: Toni Braxton had an incredible debut at #7 with "You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow". The double-sided hit was one of the highest debuts of the Rock Era.
2003: Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil was made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
1940: Nancy Sinatra was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1940: Sherman Garnes of Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers
1941: Clarence Haskins of Funkadelic was born in Elkhorn, West Virginia.
1942: Chuck Negron, who once sang with Three Dog Night but doesn't any longer, was born in the Bronx, New York.
1944: Boz Scaggs was born in Canton, Ohio.
1951: Bonnie Tyler was born in Swansea, Wales.
1953: Jeff Rich, drummer of Status Quo and Climax Blues Band, was born in London.
1960: Mick Hucknall, lead singer of Simply Red, was born in Manchester, England.
1965: Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli was born in Frankfurt, Germany; died of drugs and alcohol April 2, 1998.
1967: Neil Mitchell, keyboard player for Wet Wet Wet, was born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
1970: Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone
1977: Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1981: Alex Band, singer, songwriter and musician of the Calling, was born in Los Angeles, California.