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Today In Rock: September 5

1938

Sister Rosetta Tharpe sells the first million gospel records on the Decca Label, recording Thomas Dorsey's "Rock Me" and her own "This Train".

1946

Freddie Mercury of Queen is born.

1964

"House of the Rising Sun," by the Animals, hits #1 for the first of three weeks, making them the first British group to top the U.S. charts with a song not written by Lennon and McCartney. It also tops the British charts.

1964

Number of British singles in Billboard's Top 100: 21

1970

Free hits #4 "All Right Now".

1971

Go Away Little Girl (Donny Osmond) was a hit.

1976

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty (KC & the Sunshine Band) was a hit.

1981

Foreigner hits #4 with "Urgent".

1981

Heaven 17 hits #46 in the UK with "Play To Win"

1982

Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Chicago) was a hit.

1987

Tiffany hits #1 with "Could've Been".

1987

Debbie Gibson hits #4 with "Only in My Dreams".

1992

Guns N' Roses hits #3 with "November Rain".

1998

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon, becomes Aerosmith's first #1 hit. It holds down the top spot for a full month.