Presty the DJ for Nov. 8

First, today in history, from the National Weather Service: Today in 1870, one week after the creation of the meteorological division of the Signal Service (which became the National Weather Service), the first “cautionary storm signal” was issued for an impending Great Lakes storm. They’re called storm warnings now.

The number one single today in 1969:

The number one single today in 1975 …

… on the day David Bowie made his U.S. TV debut on Cher’s show …

… and Elton John’s “Rock of the Westies” debuted on the album chart at number one:

The number one album today in 1980 was Bruce Springsteen’s “The River”:

The number one British album today in 1986 was the Police’s “Every Breath You Take: The Singles”:

Birthdays start with Gerald Alston of the Manhattans:

Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie and Friends:

Rickie Lee Jones:

Larry Burnette of Firefall:

Bonnie Raitt:

Terry Lee Miall played drums for Adam and the Ants:

A death of note today in 1995: Country Dick Montana of the Beat Farmers:

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