1939 – Singer/songwriter Ray Stevens is born. Best…

1939 – Singer/songwriter Ray Stevens is born. Best known as a novelty singer, Stevens lands his first top 40 song in 1961 with “Jeremiah Peabody’s Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills.” His two No. 1 songs are “Everything Is Beautiful” in 1970 and “The Streak” in 1974.

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