Presty the DJ for May 8

Today in 1954, the BBC banned Johnny Ray’s “Such a Night” after complaints about its “suggestiveness.”

The Brits had yet to see Elvis Presley or Jerry Lee Lewis.

The number one British single today in 1955:

The number one single today in 1964 was from a group that had had number one with three different songs for 14 consecutive weeks:

Today in 1965, what would now be called a “video” was shot in London:

The number one single today in 1976:

The number one British single today in 1976 ,,,

… from the number one album …

… on a day when BBC Radio 1’s Johnny Walker announced he was quitting because he was told he had to pretend to like the Bay City Rollers.

The number one single today in 1982 reached only number 12 in Britain despite the fact it came from a movie about Brits:

The number one album today in 1993 was Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip”:

The number one single today in 1999:

Birthdays start with Ricky Nelson, who went to a garden party …

… was born the same day as Paul Gadd, better known as Gary Glitter:

John Fred Gourrier saw not Lucy in the sky with diamonds, but …

Paul Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds …

… was born the same day as Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille:

Phil Sawyer of the Spencer Davis Group:

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz …

… was born the same day as Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire:

Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen:

One death of note today in 1982: Paul Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s