Presty the DJ for Aug. 22

Today in 1964, the Supremes reached number one by wondering …

Today in 1968, the Beatles briefly broke up when Ringo Starr quit during recording of their “White Album.” Starr rejoined the group Sept. 3, but in the meantime the remaining trio recorded “Back in the USSR” with Paul McCartney on drums and John Lennon on bass:

Today in 1970, the number one album in the U.S. was Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Cosmo’s Factory” …

… while across the pond number one was the Moody Blues’ “A Question of Balance”:

The number one album today in 1981 was Foreigner’s fourth album, called “4”:

The number one song today in 1987:

Birthdays today start with Dale Hawkins, who wrote a song CCR later recorded:

Ian Mitchell of the Bay City Rollers:

Debbie Peterson, who played drums for the Bangles …

… was born the same day as Roland Orazabal of Tears for Fears:

Layne Staley of Alice in Chains:


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