Presty the DJ for Dec. 29

The Billboard Top 100 should have been renamed the Elvis Presley 10 and Everyone Else 90 today in 1956, because Presley had 10 of the top 100 singles, though not number one:

Today in 1957, Sidney Liebowitz married Edith Garmezano. You know the couple better as Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé.

Today in 1964, the Liverpool Youth Employment Service reported that some school dropouts were having difficulty finding jobs because their Beatle hair and clothing were unacceptable to would-be employers.

Today in 1967, Dave Mason quit Traffic due to “differences of musical opinion.” It is unknown whether the other members were …

… or just figured it was part of the usual …

As Mason put it a decade later …

The number one single today in 1973 was recorded by a singer who had died in a plane crash three months earlier:

The number one British single in 1984:

Birthdays begin with Ray Thomas, who played flute for the Moody Blues:

Rick Danko of The Band:

Cozy Powell, who played drums for Rainbow, Whitesnake and Emerson Lake and Powell …

… was born one year before Charlie Spinosa of John Fred and His Playboy Band:

Yvonne Elliman:

Neil Giraldo played guitar for Pat Benatar:


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