Presty the DJ for Jan. 12

It figures after War and Peace-size Presty the DJ entries the past few days, today’s is relatively short.

The number one album today in 1974, a few months after the death of its singer, was “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”:

The number one single today in 1974 introduced the world to the word “pompatus”:

Today in 1982, Bob Geldof was arrested after a disturbance aboard a 727 that had been grounded for five hours:

Birthdays begin with William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys:

Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone:

Felipe Rose of the Village People:

Charlie Gillingham of the Counting Crows:

Two deaths of note today: Reebop Kwaku Baah, percussionist for Traffic who also played in Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert, in 1973 …

… and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees in 2003:

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