Presty the DJ for Feb. 18

The number one single today in 1956:

Today in 1962, the Everly Brothers, on leave from the U.S. Marine Corps, appeared on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew:

The number one British single today in 1965:

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 17

The number one single today in 1962:

The number one British single today in 1966:

Today in 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded the album “Girl from the North Country.”

Never heard of a Dylan–Cash collaboration? That’s because the album was never released, although the title track was on Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” album.

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 16

Today in 1964, the Beatles appeared on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew, for the first time since last week.

The number one British single today in 1967 was written by Charlie Chaplin:

Today in 1974, members of Emerson, Lake and Palmer were arrested for swimming naked in a Salt Lake City hotel pool. They were fined $75 each.

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 15

Today in 1961, singer Jackie Wilson got a visit from a female fan who demanded to see him, enforcing said demand with a gun. Wilson was shot when he tried to disarm the fan.

The number one album today in 1964 encouraged record-buyers to “Meet the Beatles!”

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 14

On Valentine’s Day, this song, tied to no anniversary or birthday I’m aware of, nonetheless seems appropriate:

The number one British single today in 1968 was written by Bob Dylan:

The number one British album today in 1970 was “Motown Chartbusters Volume 3”:

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 11

Today in 1964 — one year to the day after recording their first album — the Beatles made their first U.S. concert appearance at the Washington Coliseum in D.C.:

The number one album today in 1969, “More of the Monkees,” jumped 121 positions in one week:

Today in 1972, Pink Floyd appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, during their Dark Side of the Moon tour.

The concert lasted 25 minutes until the power went out, leaving the hall as bright as the dark side of the moon.

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 10

The first gold record — which was only a record spray-painted gold because the criteria for a gold record hadn’t been devised yet — was “awarded” today in 1942:

The number one British album today in 1968 was the Four Tops’ “Greatest Hits”:

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Presty the DJ for Feb. 9

The number one single today in 1963:

Today in 1964, three years to the day from their first appearance as the Beatles, the Beatles made their first appearance on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew:

The number one single today in 1974 could be found for years on ABC-TV golf tournaments:

The number one single today in 1991:

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