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A Detroit, Michigan band called Gallery had Cashbox Magazine‘s best-selling single with “Nice To Be With You”. The song would earn a Gold record for sales of over one million copies.
Madison Wisconsin Police Detective Bruce Frey witnessed one of the strangest events of his career when he saw Elvis Presley jump out of his limo and stop two teenagers who were beating up a younger lad at a local gas station. Elvis said, “I’ll take you on.” Frey remembers; “They looked up at him, froze in mid-punch and the victim ran into the gas station.” The pair quickly apologized and Elvis got back into the limo and headed for his hotel room at the Sheraton.
Billboard.com named Olivia Newton-John’s 1982 hit, “Physical” as The Sexiest Song Of All Time
Eric Clapton put 100 of his guitars up for auction at Christie’s in New York to raise money for his drug rehab clinic, the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. His 1956 Fender Stratocaster named Brownie, which was used to record the electric version of “Layla”, was sold for a record $497,500. The auction helped raise nearly $5 million for the clinic.