Presty the DJ for Sept. 30

Today in 1967, bowing down to popular music, the BBC began its Radio 1:

The number one single today in 1978:

Chances are that the oldest pop singer celebrating a birthday today is Johnny Mathis:

Dewey Martin, drummer for the Buffalo Springfield …

… was born the same day as Frankie Lymon of the Teenagers:

They were born a year before Marilyn McCoo of the Fifth Dimension:

Sylvia Peterson of the Chiffons:

Marc Bolan of T-Rex:

John Lombardo, one of the 10,000 Maniacs:

Who is Basia Trzetrzelevska (other than someone who should be a relative of mine)? You knew her by her first name:

Reb Beach of Winger:

One death of note today in 1977: Mary Ford, the former wife of Waukesha’s Les Paul, with whom she recorded …


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