Presty the DJ for Sept. 18

We begin with the National Anthem because of today’s last item:

The number one song today in 1961 may have never been recorded had not Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in 1959; this singer replaced Holly in a concert in Moorhead, Minn.:

Britain’s number one album today in 1971 was The Who’s “Who’s Next”:

The number one song today in 1976 is a request to …

Birthdays start with Jimmie Rodgers:

Frankie Avalon:

Alan King of Ace:

Kerry Livgren of Kansas …

… was born one year before Michael Hossack, the first and current drummer of the Doobie Brothers …

 

… who was born one year before Lita Ford:

Who was Doug Colvin? You knew him as Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones:

Joanne Catherall of the Human League:

Ricky Bell of Bell Biv Devoe:

One death anniversary: Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club by choking to death on his own vomit today in 1970:

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