The number one single today in 1958:
Today in 1963, the producers of CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew told Bob Dylan he couldn’t perform his “Talking John Birch Society Blues” because it mocked the U.S. military.
So he didn’t. He walked out of rehearsals and didn’t appear on the show.
The number one album today in 1973 was Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy,” which probably didn’t make Zeppelin mad mad mad or sad sad sad:
Birthdays today begin with Burt Bacharach, who you may have never heard sing, but you’ve heard plenty of his work:
The helpful Billy Swan:
Willie Parnell, singer for Archie Bell and the Drells (does that make him Parnell a Drell?):
Ian McLagen of the Faces, best known when Rod Stewart sang and Ronnie Wood played for them:
Steve Winwood, part of the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic before his solo career:
And Billy Squier: