Presty the DJ for Sept. 20

The number one British single today in 1969 wasn’t from Britain:

The number one U.S. single today in 1969 came from a cartoon:

The number one British album today in 1969 was from the supergroup Blind Faith, which, given its membership (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker of Cream and Steve Winwood), was less than the sum of its parts:

Today in 1970, Jim Morrison of the Doors was found not guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior, but guilty of indecent exposure and profanity, after dropping trou at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Miami. Morrison was sentenced to eight months hard labor and fined $500. He neither served nor paid his sentence after appealing and then, well, dying.

The number one single here today in 1975:

Birthdays begin with one-hit-wonder Gogi Grant:

Michael Oldroyd of Manfred Mann:

The first set of twins today: Chuck and John Pannazzo of Styx:

Allanah Curie of the (unrelated) Thompson Twins (trio):

Jeff Jones of Red Rider:

The other set of today’s twins: Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of Nelson:

Speaking of rock and roll heaven from yesterday, today in 1973 Jim Croce went to Rock and Roll Heaven, where you know they got a hell of a band …

… after a plane crash:


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