The number one single today in 1957:
Today in 1959, Goldband Records released a single that had been recorded two years earlier by an 11-year-old girl named Dolly Parton.
“Puppy Love” didn’t chart for Parton, but it did for other acts, including Paul Anka and Donny Osmond. And Parton had a pretty good career anyway.
The number one single today in 1974:
The number one single today in 1985:
Birthdays begin with one-hit-wonder Johnny Tillotson:
Björn Skifs was the lead singer of Blue Swede:
Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad:
Brett Garsed played drums for (the) Nelson (twins):
Two deaths of note today: Motown session drummer Benny Benjamin in 1969 …
… and Steve Marriott of Small Faces in a fire in 1991: