Presty the DJ for May 5

Today is Cinco de Mayo, so some Mexican rock would be appropriate:

The number one single today in 1962:

I’m unaware of whether the soundtrack of “West Side Story” got any radio airplay, but since I played it in both the La Follette and UW marching bands, I note that today in 1962 the soundtrack hit number one and stayed there for 54 weeks:

The number one album today in 1973 was from the first concert broadcast live via satellite:

The number one single today in 1979:

The number one single today in 1984:

Birthdays begin with saxophonist John “Ace” Cannon, whom like many instrumentalists you may not have heard of, but you’ve heard his work:

One-hit-wonder Johnnie Taylor:

Tammy Wynette:

Drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath:

Who is Sjoukje van’t Spijker? (Better question: How do you pronounce her name?) You knew her better as Maggie MacNeal, half of Mouth & MacNeal, who asked …

Sean McLuskey sang for the one-hit-wonder Jo Boxers, and getting a one-hit wonder might mean they …


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