Presty the DJ for May 7

The number one single today in 1966 was presumably played on the radio on days other than Mondays:

Today is the anniversary of the last Beatles U.S. single release, “Long and Winding Road” (the theme music of the Schenk Middle School eighth-grade Dessert Dance about this time in 1979):

The number one album today in 1977 was the Eagles’ “Hotel California”:

The number one single today in 1988:

Today in 1991, Wilson Pickett expressed his discontent with Englewood, N.J., city government by driving his car on the mayor’s lawn, hitting an 86-year-old man, and yelling death threats.

Pickett was charged with having — surprise! — open intoxicants in his car.

Birthdays begin with one-hit wonder Jimmy Ruffin:

Bill Kreutzmann played drums for the Grateful Dead:

Prairie Prince of The Tubes:

Anne Dudley of Art of Noise:

Marty Wilson-Piper, guitarist and songwriter for The Church:

Two deaths of note today: Ron Wilson, drummer of the Surfaris, in 1989 …

… and Eddie Rabbitt in 1998:

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