Presty the DJ for May 10

You may remember a couple weeks ago I noted the first known meeting of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Today in 1963, upon the advice of George Harrison, Decca Records signed the Rolling Stones to a contract.

Four years to the day later, Stones Keith Richard, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones celebrated by … getting arrested for drug possession.

I noted the 54th anniversary May 2 of WLS in Chicago going to Top 40. Today in 1982, WABC in New York (also owned by ABC, as one could conclude from their call letters) played its last record, which was …

Four years later, the number one song in America was, well, inspired by, though not based on, a popular movie of the day:

Birthdays today include Antoine “Fats” Domino:

Henry Fambrough of the Spinners:

One word: Donovan:

Graham Gouldman, bassist for 10cc …

… was born one year before Jay Ferguson, who was in Spirit before his 1½ solo hits:

Ron Banks of the Dramatics:

Today is also Paul Hewson’s birthday. Who? You too know him:


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