Presty the DJ for Jan. 11

The number one album today in 1964 was “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash,” the first country album to reach the top of the album chart:

The number one single today in 1964, whatever the words were:

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 10

The number one British single today in 1957 was the same single as the previous week …

… though performed by a different act:

The number one British single today in 1958:

The number one album for the fifth consecutive week today in 1976 was “Chicago IX,” which was actually “Chicago’s Greatest Hits”:

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 9

The number one single today in 1955 was banned by ABC Radio stations because it was allegedly in bad taste:

The number one album today in 1961 wasn’t a music album — Bob Newhart’s “The Button Down Mind Strikes Back!”

The number one album today in 1965 was “Beatles ’65”:

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 6

First: The song of the day:

The number one album today in 1968 was the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour”:

The number one single today in 1973 included a person rumored to be the subject of the song on backing vocals:

The number one British single today in 1979 was this group’s only number one:

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 5

Today’s first song is posted in honor of the first FM signal heard by the Federal Communications Commission today in 1940:

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden, for destroying the contents of his hotel room.

The culprit? Not marijuana or some other controlled substance. Alcohol.

Today in 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his first album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” It sold all of 25,000 copies in its first year.

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 4

The number one single today in 1959:

Today in 1970, the Who’s Keith Moon was trying to escape from a gang of skinheads when he accidentally hit and killed chauffeur Neil Boland.

The problem was Moon’s attempt at escape. He had never passed his driver’s license test.

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 3

The number one single on both sides of the Atlantic today in 1957:

Today in 1964, NBC-TV’s Tonight show showed the first U.S. video of the Beatles:

Today in 1967, Beach Boy Carl Wilson got his draft notice, and declared he was a conscientious objector.

Today in 1969, Jimi Hendrix appeared on BBC’s Lulu show, and demonstrated the perils of live TV:

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Presty the DJ for Jan. 2

The number one album today in 1965 was the soundtrack to “Roustabout”:

Today in 1968, the complete shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s new album, “Two Virgins,” was confiscated by New Jersey authorities due to the album cover. A revised cover was used in record stores:

 

Click here to see why the album cover was revised.

The number one album today in 1971 was fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”:

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