Presty the DJ for April 20

The number one single today in 1957:

Today in 1959, Goldband Records released a single that had been recorded two years earlier by an 11-year-old girl named Dolly Parton.

“Puppy Love” didn’t chart for Parton, but it did for other acts, including Paul Anka and Donny Osmond. And Parton had a pretty good career anyway.

The number one single today in 1974:

The number one single today in 1985:

Birthdays begin with one-hit-wonder Johnny Tillotson:

Björn Skifs was the lead singer of Blue Swede:

Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad:

Brett Garsed played drums for (the) Nelson (twins):

Two deaths of note today: Motown session drummer Benny Benjamin in 1969 …

… and Steve Marriott of Small Faces in a fire in 1991:

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