A pair of bona-fide classic No. 1 singles and Hail to The Queen!!!

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Aretha Franklin and "Soul Train" host and producer Don Cornelius. (2001 Tribune Entertainment/ Getty Images)

3/25/1967 (32 years ago today) - The Turtles start a three week run at No. 1 on the Billboard chart with the classic "Happy Together", a song that had been rejected by at least 12 other artists before -- Did you know?...that this was the single that knocked The Beatles' "Penny Lane" out of the top spot, and just a couple years on down the line from here, Turtle members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman would join Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention!

3/25/1972 (48 years ago today) - It's America's turn at a three week No. 1 run with "A Horse With No Name", the first of nine U.S. Top 40 radio classics for the group -- Although it was banned from airplay by some stations (the title was supposedly a reference to heroin use), the song also goes to the top of the charts in Canada and Finland (and Top Ten in most of Europe) despite some of the most banal and oddly phrased lyrics ever on a hit single: "The heat was hot", "There were plants and birds and rocks and things" and most notably "There ain't no one for to give you no pain"...

3/25/1942 - Aretha Franklin would've been 78 years old today. Basically, we can't imagine life on Planet Earth without her. That's all there is to it.

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