Edward Thomas Rabbitt found success as a songwriter in Nashville at least 5 years before he ever earned a No. 1 song for himself.During his writing years, he penned 'Kentucky Rain' for Elvis Presley, and 'Pure Love' for Ronnie Milsap.

Solo success didn't come until this day in 1976 when this song reached the top of the charts. Here's your KLAW Classic for today, it's Eddie Rabbitt's "Drinking My Baby(Off My Mind).