The ancient Roman festival of Terminalia honors Jupiter Terminus, the god of borders and boundaries. Good Romans celebrated this festival each February 23rd by jointly decorating the very sites that demarcated their properties, offering requisite sacrifices, and then feasting the night away in a communal gathering.
In the record industry boom of the early 1970s, revenue from album sales was the mother lode. But the most effective way to break a new artist or take an existing act to the next level was the hit single. A single that permeated the nation's airwaves and galvanized the culture was the royal road to the multi-platinum LP.