Presty the DJ for Dec. 19

The biggest thing that happened today wasn’t in music, it was in movies, today in 1968:

The number one British single today in 1958:

Today in 1961, Elvis Presley got a dubious Christmas gift in the mail — his draft notice:

The number one British album today in 1964 was “Beatles for Sale”:

The number one single today in 1964:

Birthdays start with Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire:

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After:

Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin’ Spoonful:

Chris “Limahl” Hamill of Kajagoogoo:

Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes:

Zac Foley of EMF:

Two deaths of note: Michael Clarke, drummer for the Byrds, today in 1993 …

… and Roebuck “Pop” Staples, founder of the Staple Singers, today in 2003:

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