The number one British single today in 1969:
Today in 1969, MC5 demonstrated how not to protest a department store’s failure to sell your albums: Take out an Ann Arbor newspaper ad that says “F— Hudsons” (without the dashes).
Not only did Hudsons not change its mind, Elektra Records dropped MC5.
Detective Kenneth Hutchinson of a California police department had the number one single today in 1977:
The number one album today in 1983 was Bonnie Tyler’s “Faster Than the Speed of Night”:
The number one album today in 1994 was Bonnie Raitt’s “Longing in Their Hearts”:
Birthdays begin with Henry Mancini:
Bill Haley’s saxophone player, Rudy Pompilli:
The producer of two huge ’70s movies, Robert Stigwood:
Stephen Singleton of ABC:
Green Bay native Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum:
One death of note today in 1999: Skip Spence, an original member of Jefferson Airplane: