Presty the DJ for Jan. 3

The number one single on both sides of the Atlantic today in 1957:

Today in 1964, NBC-TV’s Tonight show showed the first U.S. video of the Beatles, two months after NBC News’ first report:

Today in 1967, Beach Boy Carl Wilson got his draft notice, and declared he was a conscientious objector.

Today in 1969, Jimi Hendrix appeared on BBC’s Lulu show, and demonstrated the perils of live TV:

The number one single today in 1970:

The number one album for the fourth consecutive week today in 1976 was “Chicago IX,” which was actually “Chicago’s Greatest Hits”:

The number one single today in 1976:

The number one British single today in 1999:

Birthdays begin with Victor Borge. (Pop.)

George Martin produced all but one Beatles album …

… plus the theme to “Goldfinger” and the theme and soundtrack to “Live and Let Die” …

… and other songs:

Stephen Stills, of the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills and Nash (and sometimes Young) …

… was born one year before John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin:

One death of note today in 2002: Fans of EMF probably found the news of the death of Zak Foley …


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