Presty the DJ for Aug. 18

How can two songs be the number one song in the country today in 1956? Do a Google search for the words “B side”:

(Those songs, by the way, were the first Elvis recorded with his fantastic backup singers, the Jordanaires.)

Today in 1962, the Beatles made their debut with their new drummer, Ringo Starr, following a two-hour rehearsal.

Four years later, the Beatles were at number one on the British charts (again with the B side):

Diana Ross reached number one today in 1973 with her first post-Supremes hit:

The number one album that same day, replacing “Chicago VI” …

… was, believe it or not …

The number one song today in 1979:

The number one song today in 1984:

Birthdays today begin with Johnny Preston:

Nona Hendryx of Labelle:

Dennis Elliott was the original drummer of Foreigner:

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