Presty the DJ for March 21

Today in 1965, the Beatles replaced themselves atop the British single charts:

Today in 1973, the BBC banned all teen acts from “Top of the Pops” after a riot that followed a performance by … David Cassidy.

The number one single today in 1981:

The number one British album today in 1987 was U2’s “The Joshua Tree”:

The number one single today in 1992:

Today in 2004, Yahoo News released a poll on which celebrity should represent Britons in their first contact with aliens:

Birthdays begin with Viv Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band:

Rosemary Stone of Sly and the Family Stone:

Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry:

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp:

Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos:

Russell Thompkins Jr. of the Stylistics:

Robert Johnson of KC and the Sunshine Band:

One death of note today in 1991: Leo Fender, creator of the Fender Telecaster …

… and Stratocaster guitars:

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