31 May

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1975 Freddy Fender's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" hits #1 in America.

1974 Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown album is certified Gold.

1971 Badfinger record "Day After Day."

1968 While recording vocals for "Revolution," John Lennon does some improvised ranting that is later used in the head-scratching "Revolution 9."

1967 Big Brother & the Holding Company film a scene in the Richard Lester movie Petulia.

1965 Steve White (drummer for The Style Council) is born in Southwark, London, England.

1964 Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. is born in Harlem, New York City.

1964 The family-friendly Dave Clark Five go on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, performing "Glad All Over." They're a hit with the host, who has them on 18 more times.

1962 Pop singer Corey Hart is born in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

1961 Chuck Berry opens the Berryland amusement park, complete with guitar-shaped swimming pool, in Wentzville, Missouri, outside of St. Louis.

1954 Vicki Sue Robinson ("Turn The Beat Around") is born in New York.

1952 Karl Bartos (of Kraftwerk) is born in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

1947 Junior Campbell (of Marmalade) is born William Campbell Jr. in Glasgow, Scotland.

1940 Augie Meyers (of the Sir Douglas Quintet) is born in San Antonio, Texas.

1938 '60s pop singer Lenny Welch is born in New York.

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Five Genesis-related Acts Share Space In Hot 100

1986

Genesis enter the Hot 100 with "Invisible Touch," joining four acts by current or former members of the group on the chart.

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