Today in history: May 24th

1944: Patti LaBelle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1969: "Get Back" gave the Beatles their 17th #1 song, leaving them just one shy of Elvis Presley's record, despite Elvis being an artist for 14 years and the Beatles just 6 at that time.
1974: Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs appeared on The Midnight Special.
1975: "99 Miles From L.A." by Albert Hammond held down the #1 position on the Adult Contemporary chart.
1975: "Shining Star" was the first and only #1 for Earth, Wind & Fire. New entries in the Top 10 were "Bad Time" by Grand Funk and "Old Days" from Chicago.
1980: Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with "The Rose".
2003: Sir Paul McCartney had tea with Russian premier Vladmir Putin by day and then played before 20,000 at Moscow's Red Square that night.