Category: Music

Presty the DJ for Dec. 6

The number one British single today in 1967:

Today in 1968, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra backed The Doors for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS:

The number one single today in 1969:

On that day, a free festival in Altamont, Calif., featured the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

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Presty the DJ for Dec. 5

The number one album today in 1960 was Elvis Presley’s “G.I. Blues” …

… which is probably unrelated to what Beatles Paul McCartney and Pete Best did in West Germany that day: They were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and igniting it. Their sentence was deportation.

The number one single today in 1964 (really):

The number one single today in 1965 wasn’t a single:

The number one British single today in 1981:

The number one single today in 2002:

The number one British single today in 2004 …

… was a remake of the original:

The number one British album today in 2004 was U2’s “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”:

So who shares a birthday with our guitar-playing son? “Little Richard” Penniman:

Eduardo Delgado of ? and the Mysterians:

Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield and Loggins and Messina:

Jack Russell of Great White …

… was born the same day as Les Nemes of Haircut 100:

Two deaths of note today: Doug Hopkins, cofounder of the Gin Blossoms, in 1993 …

… and in 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Presty the DJ for Dec. 4

Imagine being a fly on the wall at Sun Studios in Memphis today in 1956, and listening to the Million Dollar Jam Session with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.

The number one single today in 1965:

The number one British album today in 1971 was Led Zeppelin’s ” the Four Symbols logo“, alternatively known as “Four Symbols” or “IV” …

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Presty the DJ for Dec. 1

The number one single today in 1958:

The number one British single today in 1966:

The number one single today in 1973:

Today in 1987, a Kentucky teacher lost her U.S. Supreme Court appeal over her firing for showing Pink Floyd’s movie “The Wall” to her class over its language and sexual content.

The school board that fired the teacher apparently figured that they don’t need her education.

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Birthdays begin with one-hit wonder Billy Paul:

Lou Rawls:

Drummer Sandy Nelson (who played drums on the aforementioned 1958 single):

Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult …

… was born the same day John Densmore, the Doors drummer:

Presty the DJ for Nov. 28

The number one single today in 1960:

The number one (for the second time) single today in 1963:

The number one single today in 1964:

The number one British single today in 1970:

Today in 1991, Nirvana did perhaps the worst lip-synching effort of all time of its “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the BBC’s “Top of the Pops”:

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