Presty the DJ for Sept. 5

The number one song in Britain today in 1954 was the singer’s only number one hit, making her Britain’s first American one-hit wonder:

The number one song in the U.S. today in 1964:

Today in 1967, the Beatles probably felt like they were the walrus (goo goo ga joob) after needing 16 takes to get this right:

Today in 1976, Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed his Ford Gran Torino into a tree. Rossington’s injuries delayed the start of the band’s tour (which later in September included a stop in La Crosse). The band fined Rossington $5,000. But while he was recuperating came a song:

The number one song in the U.K. today in 1981:

The number one album in the U.S. today in 1981:

Today was the last day of the 1982 Us Festival:

Birthdays start with John Stewart, who was both a member of the Kingston Trio and a one-hit wonder:

Al Stewart:

Buddy Miles, one of Jimi Hendrix’s drummers …

… was born the same day as Freddie Mercury of Queen …

… and Dean Ford of two-hit-wonder Marmalade …

… and one-novelty-hit wonder Loudon Wainwright III:

Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank and MTV VJ:


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