Presty the DJ for Oct. 29

The number one song today in 1966:

Today in 1983, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” spent its 491st week on the charts, surpassing the previous record set by Johnny Mathis’ “Johnny’s Greatest Hits.” “Dark Side of the Moon” finally departed the charts in October 1988, after 741 weeks on the charts.

The number one song today in 1988:

Today in 2003, research at the University of Cincinnati discovered the “earworm” — songs get stuck in listeners’ heads by creating a “brain itch” that can only be “scratched” by repeating a song.  Which helps explain such songs as …

Birthdays begin with Neal Hefti, known for two TV shows:

Denny Laine played guitar for the early Moody Blues and Wings:

Robbie van Leeuwen played guitar for the Shocking Blue:

Peter Green was part of the first iteration of Fleetwood Mac:

Pete Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies:

One death of note: Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, killed in a motorcycle crash today in 1971:

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