Presty the DJ for Feb. 11

Today in 1964 — one year to the day after recording their first album — the Beatles made their first U.S. concert appearance at the Washington Coliseum in D.C.:

The number one album today in 1969, “More of the Monkees,” jumped 121 positions in one week:

Today in 1972, Pink Floyd appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, during their Dark Side of the Moon tour.

The concert lasted 25 minutes until the power went out, leaving the hall as bright as the dark side of the moon.

Birthdays begin with Vincent Eugene Craddock, better known as Gene Vincent:

Songwriter Gerry Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King:

If you’re looking for a one-hit wonder, tell them Bobby “Boris” Pickett sent you:

Sheryl Crow:

One death of note today in 2009: Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes:

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