Presty the DJ for Feb. 15

Today in 1961, singer Jackie Wilson got a visit from a female fan who demanded to see him, enforcing said demand with a gun. Wilson was shot when he tried to disarm the fan.

The number one album today in 1964 encouraged record-buyers to “Meet the Beatles!”

The number one single today in 1969:

The number one British album today in 1969 was “Diana Ross and the Supremes Join the Temptations”:

The number one single today in 1975 came from the number one album, “Heart Like a Wheel”:

Today in 1988, Def Leppard had to cancel its concert in El Paso, Texas, because of threats that followed singer Joe Elliott’s calling El Paso “the place with all those greasy Mexicans.”

Birthdays begin with Brian Holland of the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team:

Denny Zager of Zager and Evans:

Mick Avory played drums for the Kinks:

John Helliwell played saxophone for Supertramp:

Melissa Manchester:

Ali Campbell of UB40:

Mikey Craig played bass for Culture Club:

One death of note today in 1965: Nat “King” Cole:


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