Presty the DJ for March 7

Today in 1962, the Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, on the BBC’s “Teenagers’ Turn — Here We Go”:

Proving that there is no accounting for taste, I present Britain’s number one single today in 1970:

The number one single over here today in 1970 was by an act that had already broken up:

Today in 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Luther R. Campbell aka Luke Skyywalker, et al., Petitioners v. Acuff-Rose Music, Incorporated. Campbell and the rest of 2 Live Crew took Roy Orbison’s “Oh Pretty Woman” …

… and turned it into 2 Live Crew’s “Pretty Woman”:

Since 2 Live Crew hadn’t gotten Acuff–Rose’s permission (though they had asked), Acuff–Rose sued Campbell et al. The Supremes upheld the original U.S. District Court decision that parodies may be protected fair use under Chapter 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976.

Birthdays begin with Chris White, who played bass for the Zombies:

Matthew Fisher played keyboards for Procol Harum:

Peter Wolf sang for the J. Geils Band:

Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers:

Matt Frenette played drums for Loverboy:

One death of note today in 1988: Gordon Huntley, pedal steel guitarist of Matthews Southern Comfort:


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