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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US number 1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top of the charts.

In 1969, The Jackson Five made their first network television appearance in the US when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

American soul pop group the Jackson Five, five brothers from Indiana who are signed to Berry Gordy’s Motown record label. (Photo by Frank Barratt/Getty Images)

In 1979, The Clash released their third studio album London Calling

Promotional portrait of British punk rock group The Clash, 1983. Left to right, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard, and Joe Strummer (1952 – 2002). (Photo by Epic Records/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

In 1985, Whitney Houston scored her first UK number 1 single with ‘Saving All My Love For You’.