The number one album today in 1967 was the Monkees’ “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd.,” the group’s fourth million-selling album:
The number one single today in 1978:
Today in 1984, MTV carried the entire 14 minutes of “Thriller” for the first time:
The first birthday to note is Dr. Peter Carl Goldmark, inventor of the long-playing multigroove record in 1945 — first in 78s, then in 33⅓ albums, then in 45-rpm singles.
Tom McGuinness of Manfred Mann:
Ted Bluechel Jr. played drums for The Association:
Rick Savage played bass for Def Leppard:
One death of note, today in 2006: Mariska Veres, the lead singer of the Shocking Blue: