Super-group time! 8-Track tapes!! Nauseating No. 1!!!

(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

12/8/1968 (49 years ago today) - On the same day that singer-songwriter Graham Nash quit The Hollies, he rather quietly hooked up with Stephen Stills and David Crosby to begin rehearsals for honing the vocal harmonies the trio would soon become super-star famous for. We actually got to hang out for a couple of hours live on-the-air with Graham once, and (a teeny bit surprisingly, actually, considering his level of classic rock fame) he turned out to be a very sincere, smart, cool dude. Nice! Stephen, on the other hand...

12/8/1971 (46 years ago today) - Yes, there was a chart for these too, so just for fun, here's this weeks Top Selling 8-Track Tapes: No.5 - "Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits"; No. 4 - Carole King, "Tapestry"; No. 3 - Simon and Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; No. 2 - "Motown Chartbusters" (Various Artists); and at No. 1 - "Imagine" by John Lennon. As perfect a snapshot as you're gonna get, really...

12/8/1979 (38 years ago today) - Styx go to No. 1 with the cavity-inducing ballad "Babe",  the band's only U.S. chart-topping single, thank Christ...

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