Presty the DJ for Dec. 21

The number one album today in 1968:

Today in 1969, the Supremes made their last TV appearance together on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew, with a somewhat ironic selection:

Today in 1970, Army veteran Elvis Presley volunteered himself as a soldier in the war on drugs, delivering a letter to the White House. Earlier that day, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had declined Presley’s request to volunteer, saying that only the president could overrule him.

If I say the number one album today in 1985 is “Heart,” I have given you artist and title:

The number one single today in 1985:

Also today in 1985, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” passed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become the album with the second longest stay in the Billboard Top 10, behind only “The Sound of Music” soundtrack:

The number one British single today in 1991 was originally released 16 years earlier:

The number one British single today in 1996 was a memorial for the children and teacher killed in the Dunblane, Scotland, massacre:

Birthdays begin with Frank Zappa:

Ray Hildebrand was half of Paul and Paula:

Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys:

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