Presty the DJ for Oct. 10

Proving that there is no accounting for taste, I present the number one song today in 1960:

The number two single today in 1970 was originally written for a bank commercial:

Britain’s number one album today in 1970 was Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”:

The number one album today in 1981 was The Police’s “Ghost in the Machine”:

The number one single today in 1987:

The number one British album today in 1992 was REM’s “Automatic for the People”:

Today in 2007, Blender magazine released a list of what it deemed the worst lyricists in rock music. Sting topped the list for name-dropping Russian author Vladimir Nobokov in “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and for quoting a Volvo bumper sticker in “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”:

Birthdays start with Alan Cartwright, who played bass for Procol Harum:

David Lee Roth:

Michael Bivens of Bell Biv Devoe:

The most entertaining Packer quarterback of all time to watch, Brett Favre:

Van Halen seems appropriate to end today’s entry:

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