The record label's a lie!!! -- A No Mac No. 1 -- After almost three decades, this band finally gets a chart-topper, but at what price?...

Stevie's debut album cover, July 1981. (Courtesy of Modern/Atco Records)

9/5/1964 (53 years ago today) - The Animals start three weeks at No. 1 with the classic single "House Of The Rising Sun" -- When first released, the bands record company deliberately printed the time for the song on the label at three minutes, when it was actually over four minutes long -- In '64, radio stations generally stayed away from singles that were over the three minute mark, so instead of providing an edited version, why not just lie about it on the label? Yeah, after all, disc-jockeys are stupid...

9/5/1981 (36 years ago today) - Stevie Nicks went to No. 1 with her first solo album "Bella Donna" featuring the now-classic tracks "Edge Of Seventeen", "Leather And Lace" (a duet with Don Henley), and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, a track that turned out so astoundingly good, the band actually considered making Stevie a member of the band!) -- The LP stays on the Billboard chart for a solid three years in a row, selling over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone...

9/5/1998 (19 years ago today) - After 28 years in the biz, Aerosmith finally get their very first No. 1 single with "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" -- 'Course, it was from a movie soundtrack ("Armageddon", definitely not one of their own albums), and they didn't write it either (the song was composed by "professional" songwriter Diane Warren, who was also responsible for "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanlli and "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher), but still, we got a real classic rock moment out of it: just before he started to sing, Steven Tyler hocked up a looie onstage at the Grammy Awards show when they performed the song live, so all's well that...

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