Presty the DJ for Dec. 26

Today in 1963, Capitol Records, which had previously rejected the U.S. rights to every Beatles single until then, finally released a double single, the first  of which had already reached number one in the United Kingdom:

One year later, guess which group had their sixth number one of the year.

Today in 1967, BBC TV broadcasted the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” movie:

The movie got terrible reviews, perhaps because it was shown in black and white instead of in color (or “colour” as the Brits spell it). As a result, plans to show it in the U.S. were shelved. It didn’t make U.S. theaters until 1974 and U.S. TV until the 1980s.

Also today in 1967, the Dave Brubeck Quartet decided to take five permanently:

Would you have spent $5 to see this concert in Denver today in 1968?

The number one single today in 1970:

The number one album today in 1979 was Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”:

The number one album today in 1981 was AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock We Salute You”:

Birthdays begin with the first piano player for Southwest Wisconsin’s first rock and roll band:

Who also shares a birthday with my brother-in-law and my late aunt? First, Steve Allen:

Abdul “Duke” Fakir of the Four Tops:

Michael Jones of the BT Express:

Peter Wood of Romeo Void:

Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica:

One death of note today in 1999: Curtis Mayfield:


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