The number one British album today in 1968 was the Beatles’ “White Album”:
The number one single today in 1974:
Today in 1983, Dennis Wilson dived under a friend’s boat for the third time moored in Marina Del Rey, Calif., to retrieve items he’d thrown overboard years earlier. Unlike the first two times, Wilson didn’t survive the third dive.
Today in 2005, the British radio station Planet Rock released the results of its poll of 58,000 listeners of the greatest rock acts of all time, counted down from 10 to one:
Birthdays begin with Roebuck “Pop” Staples, founder of the Staple Singers:
Dick Diamonde of the Easybeats:
Alex Chilton of the Box Tops:
Michael Gibbons of Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods: