The number one British single today in 1959, although you may think …
The number one single today in 1961:
The number one single today in 1965:
Today in 1968, Keith Moon tried to leave a birthday party that was raucous enough to attract the police. Moon found a Lincoln Continental limousine out front and tried to leave, but succeeded only in releasing the parking brake.
Gravity and momentum drove the limo into the house’s swimming pool.
The number one British single today in 1968 was the oldest singer to get a British number one:
The number one album today in 1976 was “Wings at the Speed of Sound”:
Today in 1990, the road crew for former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters was building a set for Waters’ “The Wall” concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany, when it discovered an unexploded World War II bomb. Which led to obvious advice:
Proving that singers are often better off singing than speaking, today in 2007 Sheryl Crow suggested helping the environment by restricting use of toilet paper to “only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required.”
Crow made her pronouncement online during a biodiesel-powered bus tour to raise awareness of climate change.
Birthdays begin with Barbra Streisand:
Drummer Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival:
Glen Cornick of Jethro Tull (lest I be accused of …):
(“Living in the Past” is in 5/4, as are Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” and the themes from (the original) “Mission: Impossible,” “The Mod Squad” and “The Incredibles.”)
Ann Kelly of the Hues Corporation:
Bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees:
David Jay of Love and Rockets:
Rob Hyman of the Hooters:
Boris Williams played drums for The Cure …
Patty Schemel of Hole: