Presty the DJ for Jan. 15

Today in 1967 was not a good day for fans of artistic freedom or the First Amendment, though the First Amendment applies to government against citizens and not the media against individuals.

Before their appearance on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew, the Rolling Stones were compelled to change “Let’s Spend the Night Together …”

… to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together”:

The number one British album today in 1977 was ABBA’s “Arrival” …

… while over here number one was the Eagles’ “Hotel California”:

The number one British single today in 1977:

NBC-TV carried this premiere at 10 Eastern, 9 Central time today in 1981:

The number one single today in 1983:

Birthdays begin with Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart:

Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Martha Davis of the Motels:

Melvyn Gale was the second cellist of Electric Light Orchestra:

Lisa “Lisa Lisa” Velez:

One death of note today in 1994: Harry Nilsson:

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