Presty the DJ for Aug. 7

Some might argue that this program today in 1955 started the rock and roll era:

I have a hard time believing the Beatles needed any help getting to number one, including today in 1965:

That was in Britain. On this side of the Atlantic, today’s number one pop song:

Released today in 1967:

Imagine attending the Goose Lake Music Festival in Leoni, Mich., today in 1970 with this lineup:

The number one U.S. album today in 1982 was Fleetwood Mac’s “Mirage” …

… while this was the number one British single:

Birthdays today start with the singer of perhaps the most inappropriate song for a Western in the history of movies, B.J. Thomas:

Kerry Chater of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap:

Richard Joswick of the one-hit-wonder Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (and exactly which war does this song refer to?):

Bruce Dickinson (not this Bruce Dickinson) of Iron Maiden:

Jacquie O’Sullivan of Bananarama:

One death anniversary: Esther Phillips, today in 1984:

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