Presty the DJ for May 23

Today in 1969, the Who released their rock opera “Tommy” …

… two years before Iron Butterfly disbanded over arguments over what “In a Gadda Da Vita” (which is one-third the length of all of “Tommy”) actually meant:

The number one British album today in 1970 was “McCartney,” named for you know who:

The number one British single today in 1981:

The number one British album today in 1987 was Swing Out Sister’s “It’s Better to Travel”:

The number one single on my first day in the full-time work world today in 1988:

The number one British album today in 2010 was the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street,” first released in 1972:

Birthdays start with Rick Fenn of 10cc:

Junior Waite of Musical Youth:

Jewel Kilcher:

KT Tunstall:

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