1973 No. 1's and a very Happy Birthday to one of the nicest artists we ever met here at the Blimp...

Aimee Mann, Nov. 2002. (Photo: Robert Mora/Getty Images)

9/8/1973 (44 years ago today) - Nine months from now, maternity wards across the nation will get really, really busy...: Marvin Gaye starts two weeks at No. 1 with his second chart-topping single, the ultra-classic "Let's Get It On". Seriously, can it get much sweeter than this?:

9/8/1973 (44 years ago today) - Hey, the charts are actually lookin' pretty good today, with Marvin on the singles side and The Allman Brothers Band occupying the No. 1 album spot with "Brothers And Sisters" for the first of what would turn out to be five weeks in a row at the top! This was the bands commercial zenith, selling over seven million copies and featuring their biggest radio hit single, guitarist Dicky Betts' "Ramblin' Man", which went all the way up to No. 2. Strange though -- it was The Allmans one and only No. 1 LP!

9/8/1960 - Happy Birthday to singer-songwriter-guitarist Aimee Mann, 57 years old today -- Started out as the leader and bass guitarist {way cool!} for the sort-of-legendary Boston pop outfit 'Til Tuesday in the 1980's, but it's Aimee's solo career that's truly impressive: she does what she wants, when she wants, and on her own terms! Modest success, critical praise and a devoted cult following suit her just fine. 1999's "Magnolia" earned her both Grammy and Academy Award nom's; earlier in 1993, before she played at T'Birds here in Portland, Maine, she stopped by the WBLM studios for an interview and turned out to be one of the most pleasant, intelligent, charming and genuinely intriguing artists we ever got the chance to spend some time with, a little shy, but very honest and frankly, we fell head over heels for her. Find some Aimee to add to your collection, we guarantee you'll feel better: we really like "I'm With Stupid" (1995), "Lost In Space" (2002), "@#%&*! Smilers" (2008) and her latest, this year's "Mental Illness" which is as good as anything she's ever done; our personally autographed copy of 'Til Tuesday's 1988 "Everything's Different Now", however, is probably the one we'll take to that desert island...

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"Be careful of the love you find...", xoxo!