Presty the DJ for July 24

Today in 1964, a member of the audience at a Rolling Stones concert in the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, spat upon guitarist Brian Jones, sparking a riot that injured 30 fans and two police officers.

The Stones were banned from performing in Blackpool until 2008.

Today in 1965, Bob Dylan released “Like a Rolling Stone,” which is not like said Rolling Stones:

Today in 1967, the Beatles and other celebrities took out a full-page ad in the London Times calling for the legalization of …

… marijuana.

The number one single today in 1971:

Today in 1985, the City of Detroit honored Aretha Franklin by renaming part of Washington Boulevard to, of course …

Birthdays start with Barbara Jean Love, one of the Friends of Distinction …

… who was born one year before Heinz Burt, bassist for the one-hit-wonder Tornados …

… who was born one year before Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds …

… who was born one year before Jim Armstrong, guitarist for Them:

William “Junior” Campbell was the lead signer for two-hit wonder Marmalade:

One death of note today: Jimmy Drake. Who? Radio listeners knew him as Nervous Norvus. Who? The author of this:

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