Presty the DJ for Aug. 20

Today in 1965, the Rolling Stones released the song that would become their first number one hit, and yet Mick Jagger still claimed …

Today in 1967, the New York Times reported on a method of reducing the noise recording devices make during recording. The inventor, Ray Dolby, had pioneered the process for studio recordings, but the Times story mentioned its potential for home use.

Ray Dolby, by the way, is no known relation to the other Dolby …

Today in 1987, Lindsey Buckingham refused to go out on tour with Fleetwood Mac for its “Tango in the Night” album, perhaps thinking that the road would make him …

The band probably told him …

… but look who came back a few years later:

An august group of acts is represented in birthdays today, beginning with James Pankow, trombone player and co-founder (and still in the band) of Chicago:

Isaac Hayes:

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin:

The late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy:

The late Doug Fieger of The Knack:

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