Today in 1956, a car in which Carl Perkins was a passenger on the way to New York for appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como shows was involved in a crash. Perkins was in a hospital for several months, and his brother, Jay, was killed.
Today in 1971, members of the Allman Brothers Band were arrested on charges of possessing marijuana and heroin.
The number one single today in 1975:
The number one album today in 1975 was Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti”:
The number one British album today in 1975 was Tom Jones’ “20 Greatest Hits”:
The number one single today in 1980:
Birthdays begin with Roger Whittaker, whose possibly best known U.S. single might be familiar to 1970s viewers of WGN-TV in Chicago:
Keith Reif sang for the Yardbirds:
Harry Vanda of the Easybeats:
Patrick Olive of Hot Chocolate:
Randy Hobbs of the Johnny Winter Group and the McCoys:
Susanne Sulley sang for the Human League:
Two deaths of note today: Dan Hartman in 1994 …
… and Rod Price of Foghat in 2005: