Presty the DJ for March 5

Today in 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, on “Louisiana Hayride” on KWKH-TV in Shreveport, La.

The number one album today in 1966 was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ “Going Places”:

The number one single today in 1966:

The number one single today in 1983:

Birthdays begin with Murray Seafield Saint-George Head:

Alan Clark played keyboards for Dire Straits:

Teena Marie:

Andy Gibb:

Craig and Charlie Reed, better known as the Proclaimers:

John Frusciante played guitar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Two deaths of note today in 1963: Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins in a plane crash in Dyersburg, Va., on the way to a benefit for a DJ who had died in a car crash.

Two more deaths of note: John Belushi today in 1982 …

… and Viv Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (really) in 1995:


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