The number one British single today in 1963 may make you tap your foot:
Today in 1966, Mick Jagger got in the way of a chair thrown onto the stage during a Rolling Stones concert in Marseilles, France.
The title and artist are the same for the number one album today in 1969:
The number six single today in 1973 got the band on …
So as the song said, the members of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show bought five copies for their mothers.
The number one single today in 1975:
Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin had all six of its albums among the top 100, including number one, “Physical Graffiti”:
Today in 1980, Pink Floyd set a record for the longest stay in the album charts, 303 weeks, beating Carole King’s “Tapestry.”
And “Dark Side of the Moon” was less than halfway through its 15 years — to be precise, 741 weeks — on the charts.
The number one single today in 1986:
Today in 1996, two of the three members of the Teddy Bears filed suit against the third, Phil Spector, for not receiving royalties from reissues of their number one single:
Birthdays begin with — guess who? — Chad Allan of Chad Allan and the Expressions, which became the Guess Who:
Who is Evangelos Papathanassiou? You know him better as Vangelis:
Speedy Keen played drums and sang for Thunderclap Newman:
Bobby Kimball of Toto:
Patty Donahue sang for the Waitresses …
… who recorded my favorite Jewish Christmas song:
One death of note today in 1985: Jeanine Deckers, the Singing Nun: