Presty the DJ for Jan. 2

The number one album today in 1965 was the soundtrack to “Roustabout”:

Today in 1968, the complete shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s new album, “Two Virgins,” was confiscated by New Jersey authorities due to the album cover. A revised cover was used in record stores:

Click here to see why the album cover was revised.

The number one album today in 1971 was fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”:

Speaking of passing, Wis U.P. North reminds us that today is the anniversary of the 55-mph speed limit, signed into law by Richard Nixon. Never mind Watergate; Nixon should have been impeached for signing this stupid idea into law. There is only one truly irreplaceable, nonrenewable resource — time.

The number one British album today in 2005 was Green Day’s “American Idiot”:

Just two birthdays today: Roger Miller …

… and Chick Churchill, who played guitar for Ten Years After:

Three deaths of note: Tex Ritter, country singer and father of John, in 1974 …

… David Lynch of the Platters in 1981 …

… and guitarist Randy California of Spirit, who drowned while saving his 12-year-old son from a rip tide off Hawaii in 1997:


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