Today in 1956, Elvis Presley had his first number one song:
Today in 1965, Ford Motor Co. began offering eight-track tape players in their cars. Since eight-track tape players for home audio weren’t available yet, car owners had to buy eight-track tapes at auto parts stores.
Today in 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew said in a speech that the youth of America were being “brainwashed into a drug culture” by rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.
I would say something about how all that ended, but that’s way too easy. (Besides, it would require me to speak ill of a fellow coreligionist.)
The number one single today in 1973:
The short list of birthdays begins with Ola Brunkert, who played drums for ABBA:
Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger:
Michel Dodge of the, mmmmm, Crash Test Dummies:
Drummer Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand: