Future King quits day job -- Annoying No. 1 makes history -- Mac b'day!

Christine McVie, Oct. 2014. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

7/12/1954 (63 years ago today) - This is how it begins: It's a mighty big day for 19-year-old Elvis Presley, though you wonder if he really knew it at the time -- First, he signs a recording contract with Sun Records in Memphis, then he goes to his workplace, The Crown Electric Company, and gives his notice. Fate steps in...

7/12/1969 (48 years ago today) - As far as we know, it's the only one-hit wonder to reach No. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. at the same time: Zager And Evans make it to the tippity-top with the mildly nauseating, pompously over-titled sci-fi diatribe "In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)" -- After going to No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, they are {thankfully} never heard from again...

7/12/1943 - Happy Birthday Christine McVie; the fantastically under-appreciated Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter-keyboardist turns 74 today -- She was in the boys club long, long, long before any other woman in rock and never really got the proper credit or kudo's for it -- Take your pick of any of the pre-Buckingham/Nicks Mac LP's of the early '70's, you'll soon discover Christine was a major player; acknowledged classic albums like "Bare Trees" (1972), "Mystery To Me" (1973) and "Heroes Are Hard To Find" (1974) are more-than-essential ingredients to the bands legacy -- In the wake of Mac's world-wide ultra-success, Christine's contributions have been overshadowed, and the time to set things right is way overdue -- A very special talent indeed...

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"Guess it's time for the judgment day...", xoxo!