Presty the DJ for March 12

The number one single today in 1966:

The Beatles had an interesting day today in 1969. Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman …

… while George Harrison and wife Patti Boyd were arrested on charges of possessing 120 marijuana joints.

Today in 1974, John Lennon celebrated the McCartneys’ fifth wedding anniversary at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles by hurling insults at the Smothers Brothers during their concert, then punching their manager.

Lennon and Harry Nilsson, who were — surprise! — drinking heavily, were ejected.

Today in 1981, Bow Wow Wow was scheduled to begin a British tour, but canceled the tour after the Greater London Council announced that lead singer Annabella Lwin, 15, would be arrested for truancy.

The number one British album today in 1983 was U2’s “War”:

The number one British single today in 1983:

The number one single today in 1988:

The song of the 20th century, announced today in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association in a poll of musicians, music critics and fans:

Besides Clyde “Coffee” Downing, the longtime morning  DJ for the legendary WISM radio in Madison, birthdays begin with Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records:

James Taylor:

Steve Harris played bass for Iron Maiden:

Marlon Jackson of the Jackson Five:

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