Presty the DJ for Sept. 9

Today in 1926, Radio Corporation of America — then owned by General Electric Co., Westinghouse, AT&T and United Fruit Co. (now known as Chiquita Brands International) — created the National Broadcasting Co. …

… which later returned to RCA’s parent, General Electric Co. (from whose name came the famous NBC chimes), and now is part of what used to be Universal Studios …

… and is part of Comcast cable TV …

In a possibly strange way, that makes every Universal-owned show on NBC “pure NBCUniversal,” or something.

The number one single in Britain today in 1965:

Today in 1971, five years to the day after John Lennon met Yoko Ono, Lennon released his “Imagine” album:

The number one album today in 1976 was the second time Fleetwood Mac released an album named “Fleetwood Mac”:

The winner of the best video award at today’s 1992 MTV Video Music Awards (made memorable because Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic threw his guitar up in the air, and his guitar knocked him unconscious on the way back down):

Birthdays begin with Otis Redding …

… born one year before Luther Simmons of the Main Ingredient:

Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly …

… was born one year before Bruce Palmer of Buffalo Springfield:

Freddy Weller was one of Paul Revere’s Raiders:

Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics:


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