Presty the DJ for Oct. 1

I present the number one single today in 1977 to demonstrate that popularity and quality are not always synonymous:

The number one single today in 1983:

Today in 2004, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened AC/DC Lane, named for the band, to the bagpipes from …

Birthdays begin with actor Richard Harris, who “sang” …

Julie Andrews acted and sang in musicals:

Jerry Martini played saxophone for Sly and the Family Stone:

Herb Fame found fame as the second half of Peaches and Herb:

Barbara Parritt of The Toys, which recorded Christian Petzold’s Minuet in G major in four keys, none of them G major:

Donny Hathaway:

Mariska Veres, leader of the Shocking Blue:

Cub Koda of Brownsville Station, who may have been caught …

Brian Greenway of April Wine:

One death of note: Today in 1975, Al Jackson, drummer of Booker T and the MGs, was shot and killed by an intruder in his home:

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