Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter's cover of 'Please Mr. Postman' became their third US No.1.
In 1976, Palmer's third album 'Some People Can Do What They Like' became his most successful to date.
In October 1973, with some seven years of great Stax recordings already to his name, Taylor charted with another, ‘Cheaper To Keep Her.’
On October 10, 1970, the Carpenters made their British breakthrough, with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition '(They Long To Be) Close To You.'
Just how did Karen and Richard Carpenter get involved with the ‘International Flying Saucer Bureau’?
On his seventh studio album, and second of 1973 alone, Elton's phenomenal creativity moved up another gear.
The duo's version of the song outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
The peerless guitarist passed away on September 18, 1970, but his legacy is felt to this day.
The breathtaking depth of the country star's catalogue means that distilling his finest work into a single playlist is a tall order.
Hank’s original ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ made its US pop chart debut on September 6, 1952.
Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s evocative 1969 composition had history even before the Carpenters recorded their version.
Despite the departure of Dave Mason, Traffic were a band again, returning in 1970 with an acclaimed fourth LP.
Written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, ‘Solitaire’ is one of those much-covered songs, but the Carpenters' version for their album Horizon might be the best.
Their sixth LP included such signature songs as 'Please Mr. Postman,' 'Only Yesterday' and 'Solitaire.'
Proceeds from the song will benefit the Roots of Music, an organization that empowers the youth of New Orleans.