On this day in 1971, Brewer and Shipley enter the singles chart with the song “One Toke Over The Line.” The song features The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia on steel guitar and peaked at No.10, despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references.
The Four Seasons hit #1, on this day in 1976, with “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” making them the only act to chart #1 hits before, during and after The Beatles. The song remained on the chart for 56 weeks.
On this day in 1987, Bob Seger got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is not far from the Capital Records building.
On this day in 1993, Eric Clapton started a three-week run at No.1 on the album chart with Unplugged. It remains the most successful and best-selling live album ever, having sold 26 million copies worldwide. It also won Mr. Clapton two Grammy Awards.
On this day in 1999, Cher started a four week run at No.1 with the song “Believe,” making the singer the oldest woman to top the Hot 100 at the age of 53. She also set the record for a solo artist with the longest span of time between number one hits at one week shy of 25 years. (“Dark Lady” in 1974, “Believe” in 1999)
Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day in 2006. The Sex Pistols refuse to attend the ceremony and turn down the induction.