Presty the DJ for March 17

This being St. Patrick’s Day, we should have a bit o’ the Irish, including a video I first watched while eating corned beef at an Irish bar in Cuba City today in 1993 …

… plus Van Morrison …

… Thin Lizzy (whose guitarist Scott Gorham has his birthday today)  …

… and U2:

Today in 1957, Elvis Presley paid $102,000 for a 10,000-square-foot 23-room house in Memphis, the former home of Graceland Christian Church.

The number one single today in 1958:

The number one British single today in 1962:

The number one British single today in 1966:

The number one single today in 1973:

The number one British single today in 1979:

The number one British album today in 1979 was the Bee Gees’ “Spirits Having Flown”:

The number one British album today in 1984 was Howard Jones’ “Human’s Lib”:

Birthdays begin with Nat King Cole:

Clarence Collins of Little Anthony and the Imperials:

Paul Kantner played guitar for Jeffersons Airplane and Starship:

John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful (the first song certainly is appropriate today):

Mike Lindup played keyboards for Level 42:

Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole:

Caroline Corr of the Corrs:

Five deaths of note today: Samuel George Jr., lead singer of the Capitols, in 1982 …

… Rick Grech, bass player for Blind Faith and Traffic, in 1990 …

… one-hit-wonder Jermaine Stewart in 1997 …

… Ola Brunkert, drummer for ABBA, in 2008 …

… and Alex Chilton of the Box Tops in 2010: