Presty the DJ for Jan. 28

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley made his first national TV appearance on, of all places, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey’s “Stage Show” on CBS.

The number one album on both sides of the Atlantic today in 1978 was Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”:

The number one single today in 1984 was banned by the BBC, which probably helped it stay on the charts for 48 weeks:

Today in 1984, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee punched out someone who commented on the Penthouse Magazine pictorial of his girlfriend, Elaine Starchuk:

Despite the fact that Lee hadn’t known until that moment that Starchuk had posed for Penthouse, the two later married. For either one or three months depending on which report you believe.

Today in 1985, the all-star USA for Africa recorded “We Are the World”:

The short list of birthdays begins with Rick Allen of the Box Tops:

One-hit-wonder Peter Schilling:

Sarah McLachlan:

Two deaths of note today: Jim Capaldi of Traffic in 2005 …

… and Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2009:


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