Presty the DJ for Dec. 22

Proving that there is no accounting for taste, I present the number one song today in 1958:

The number one single today in 1962 was by a group whose name was sort of a non sequitur given that the group came from a country that lacks the meteorological phenomenon of the group’s title:

The number one single today in 1963 was probably played on the radio …

The number one British album today in 1973 was Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”:

Birthdays begin with Barry Jenkins, drummer of the Animals:

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick:

Robin and Maurice Gibb, two-thirds of the Bee Gees:

Two deaths of note today:  Joe Strummer of The Clash in 2002 …

… and songwriter Dennis Linde, writer of one of Elvis Presley’s last hits, in 2006:

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