Presty the DJ for Feb. 24

The number one single today in 1973:

Today in 1976, the Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” became the first platinum album, exceeding 1 million sales:

Today in 2000, Carlos Santana won eight Grammy Awards for “Supernatural”:

The number one British album today in 2002 was “The Very Best of Sting and the Police”:

Today in 2005, Edwyn Collins, known as a solo artist here but as a member of a band called Orange Juice in Britain, was rushed to a hospital after a brain hemorrhage.

Birthdays begin with Paul Jones of Manfred Mann:

Lonnie Turner played bass for the Steve Miller Band:

Dennis Waterman played Sgt. Carter in “The Sweeney” …

… but also sung the theme from another British TV series, “Minder” …

… and the theme to another series he appeared in, “Old Tricks”:

Colin Farley played bass for Cutting Crew:

One death of note today in 2004: Estelle Axton, cocreator of Stax Records:

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