Presty the DJ for Jan. 13

The number one single today in 1960 topped the charts for the second time:

It’s not a secret that the number one album today in 1973 was Carly Simon’s “No Secrets”:

Today in 1973, Eric Clapton performed in concert for the first time in several years at the Rainbow Theatre in London:

Today in 1977, Queen began a 59-date world tour at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison:

Today in 1984, BBC Radio 1 banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” after a DJ called it “obscene.”

The ban probably helped “Relax” reach number one during its 48 weeks on the British rock charts.

Birthdays begin with Trevor Rabin of Yes …

… who was born the same day as Fred White of Earth Wind & Fire:

Malcolm Foster played bass for the Pretenders:

Graham McPherson of Madness:

One death of note today in 2010: Teddy Pendergrass, lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes before his solo career:


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