Presty the DJ for April 16

The number one British single today in 1969:

Today in 1969, MC5 demonstrated how not to protest a department store’s failure to sell your albums: Take out an Ann Arbor newspaper ad that says “F— Hudsons” (without the dashes).

Not only did Hudsons not change its mind, Elektra Records dropped MC5.

Detective Kenneth Hutchinson of a California police department had the number one single today in 1977:

The number one album today in 1983 was Bonnie Tyler’s “Faster Than the Speed of Night”:

The number one album today in 1994 was Bonnie Raitt’s “Longing in Their Hearts”:

Birthdays begin with Henry Mancini:

Bill Haley’s saxophone player, Rudy Pompilli:

The producer of two huge ’70s movies, Robert Stigwood:

Dusty Springfield:

Gerry Rafferty:

Stephen Singleton of ABC:

Green Bay native Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum:

One death of note today in 1999: Skip Spence, an original member of Jefferson Airplane:

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