Presty the DJ for Feb. 17

The number one single today in 1962:

The number one British single today in 1966:

Today in 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded the album “Girl from the North Country.”

Never heard of a Dylan–Cash collaboration? That’s because the album was never released, although the title track was on Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” album.

Today in 1970, during her concert in the Royal Albert Hall in London, Joni Mitchell announced her retirement from live performances … a retirement that lasted until the end of the year.

The number one British album today in 1979 was Blondie’s “Parallel Lines”:

Today in 1989, David Coverdale of Whitesnake married Tawny Kitaen, who had appeared in Whitesnake videos:

The marriage lasted two years.

Birthdays start with Orville “Hoppy” Jones of the Ink Spots:

Tommy Edwards (the singer, not the legendary WLS radio DJ):

Bobby Lewis:

Gene Pitney:

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day:

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