Presty the DJ for May 16

The number one British single today in 1962 was based on Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”:

The number one single today in 1964:

The number one album today in 1970 was Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s “Déjà Vu”:

Think the “Super Bowl Shuffle” created the singing jocks genre of music? Then you haven’t heard the number one British single today in 1970:

Today’s rock music birthdays start with someone who will never be associated with rock music: Liberace, born in West Allis today in 1919.

Actual rock birthdays start with Isaac “Redd” Holt of Young–Holt Unlimited:

Nicky Chinn wrote this 1970s classic: It’s it’s …

Roger Earl of Foghat …

… was born one year before Barbara Lee of the Chiffons …

… and drummer Darrell Sweet of Nazareth:

William “Sputnik” Spooner played guitar for both the Grateful Dead …

… and The Tubes:

Richard Page (who has the same name as a high school friend of mine) of Mr. Mister:

Krist Novoselic of Nirvana was born one year before …

… Miss Jackson if you’re nasty:

Finally, Patrick Waite, bassist and singer for Musical Youth, which did this ’80s classic, dude:

One death of note today in 2010: Ronnie James Dio of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio:

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