Presty the DJ for April 7

Today in 1956, the CBS Radio Network premiered Alan Freed’s “Rock and Roll Dance Party.”

The number one single today in 1958:

Today in 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met someone who called himself Elmo Lewis. His real name was Brian Jones.

Let’s count down the top five singles from today in 1970:

Birthdays begin with Billie Holiday:

Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams …

… was born the same day as Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden:

John Oates of Hall and Oates:

Bruce Gary had The Knack for playing drums:

Also happy birthday to Jim Rockford and Capt. John F.X. McIntyre, M.D.

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