Presty the DJ for Nov. 18

Today in 1954, ABC Radio banned Rosemary Clooney’s “Mambo Italiano” for what it termed “offensive lyrics” (decide for yourself):

The number one album today in 1978 was Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”:

Birthdays begin with John Parr …

… who was born the same day as Charles Williams of KC and the Sunshine Band:

Kim Wilde:

Kirk Hammett of Metallica:

One death of note, today in 1972: Danny Whitten, a member of Neil Young’s band, Crazy Horse, of a heroin overdose. Whitten’s death prompted Young to write “The Needle and the Damage Done”:

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