Presty the DJ for Jan. 7

The number one single in Britain …

… and over here on my parents’ wedding day in 1961:

The number one single today in 1977:

Today in 2003, the Beatles Book Monthly closed after 40 years. The publisher said there was nothing more to say about the Beatles.

One non-music anniversary: Wisconsin’s earliest tornado in 2008. (One does not expect to get a tornado warning email on Jan. 7.)

Birthdays begin with Eldee Young, who played bass for Young Holt Unlimited:

Paul Revere of the Raiders, not of the midnight ride:

Andy Brown played drums for the Fortunes:

Kenny Loggins:

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Gos:

One death of note, today in 2004: Drummer John Guerin, who worked with Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons and Todd Rundgren, and who played the drums for this TV theme:

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