The Temptations became the first male act to hit #1 for Motown. They did it on this day in 1965, when “My Girl” hit the top spot. In case you never knew, the song was written by Smokey Robinson and his group The Miracles, get a spot in today’s music history.
On this day in 1974, “Seasons In The Sun” by Terry Jacks was the #1 song. The song has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
The Miracles hit #1 for the 2nd time on this day in 1976, when “Love Machine (Part 1)” hit No.1. “Tears of A Clown” was their first.
On this day in 1978, Billy Joel was awarded a rare platinum single for “Just The Way You Are.” It was his first top 10 hit and won him two Grammy Awards, record and song of the year.
And finally, it was on this day in 2000, that Eric Clapton became the only person to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three times, when he was inducted as a solo artist. He had been inducted as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.