Presty the DJ for April 14

A former boss of mine was a huge fan of the Rolling Stones. His wife was a huge fan of the Beatles. The two bands crossed paths today in 1963 at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England.

The number one British single today in 1966:

Today in 1971, the Illinois Crime Commission released its list of “drug-oriented records” …

You’d think given the culture of corruption in Illinois that the commission would have better and more local priorities. On the other hand, the commission probably was made up of third and fourth cousins twice removed of Richard Daley and other Flatland politicians, so, whatever, man.

The number one British album today in 1973 was Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy”:

Today’s birthdays begin with Tony Burrows, who sang for five one-hit wonders, four of which were in the Top 10 at the same time:

Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow …

… was born the same day as Steve Martin, not known for singing but who did have one hit:

Patrick Fairley of Marmalade:

Larry Ferguson, who played keyboards for Hot Chocolate …

… was born the same day as Ty Grimes of Captain Beefheart:

One death of note today in 1983: Pete Farndon of The Pretenders:

And happy birthday to Mr. Sulu.

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