The number one British single today in 1967:
Today in 1968, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, including saxophonist Curtis Amy, backed The Doors for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS:
The number one single today in 1969:
On that day, a free festival in Altamont, Calif., featured the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
The festival, attended by 300,000, also featured one concertgoer being stabbed to death by a member of the Hell’s Angels hired for security, plus a drowning and two men dying in a hit-and-run crash.
The number one album today in 1975 was Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy after All These Years”:
The number one British single today in 1986:
Birthdays start with Dave Brubeck:
Mike Smith, lead singer of the Dave Clark Five …
… was born one year before one-hit-wonder Jonathan King:
Peter Buck of REM:
Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl:
One death of note, today in 1988: Roy Orbison: