Presty the DJ for Jan. 13

The number one single today in 1960 topped the charts for the second time:

It’s not a secret that the number one album today in 1973 was Carly Simon’s “No Secrets”:

Today in 1973, Eric Clapton performed in concert for the first time in several years at the Rainbow Theatre in London:

Today in 1977, Queen began a 59-date world tour at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison:

Today in 1984, BBC Radio 1 banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” after a DJ called it “obscene.”

The ban probably helped “Relax” reach number one during its 48 weeks on the British rock charts.

Birthdays begin with Cornelius Bumpus, who played keyboards for the Doobie Brothers:

Trevor Rabin of Yes …

… was born the same day as Fred White of Earth Wind & Fire:

Malcolm Foster played bass for the Pretenders:

Graham McPherson of Madness:

One death of note today in 2010: Teddy Pendergrass, lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes before his solo career:

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