Presty the DJ for Jan. 5

Today’s first song is posted in honor of the first FM signal heard by the Federal Communications Commission today in 1940:

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden, for destroying the contents of his hotel room.

The culprit? Not marijuana or some other controlled substance. Alcohol.

Today in 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his first album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” It sold all of 25,000 copies in its first year.

The number one album today in 1974 was the Carpenters’ “The Singles 1969–1973”:

The number one album today in 1980 was Donna Summer’s “On the Radio — Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2”:

The number one British single in 1991 had the dubious honor of being the worst-selling number one single since 1960:

The number one album today in 1997 was from a “Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt:

Birthdays begin with Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records:

Wilbert Harrison, last seen headed to …

Grady Thomas of Parliament Funkadelic:

George Brown of Kool and the Gang …

… was born the same day as Chris Stein, who played guitar for Blondie:

One death of note today in 1997: Sonny Bono:


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