Presty the DJ for March 9

Today in 1963, the Beatles appeared in a concert at the East Ham Granada in London … as third billing after Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

Today in 1964, Capitol Records released the Four Preps’ “Letter to the Beatles.”

The song started at number 85. And then Capitol withdrew the song to avoid a lawsuit because the song included a bit of “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

The number one British album today in 1968 was Bob Dylan’s “John Wesley Harding”:

To prove that popularity does not always equal quality, I present the number one single today in 1975:

The number one British single today in 1985:

The number one  British single today in 1991 was recorded nine years earlier, but returned to popularity after its use in a Levi’s TV commercial:

The number one British album today in 1991 was Chris Rea’s “Auberge”:

Today in 2004, Tom Jones was banned from wearing tight leather pants by his son and manager, Mark, who said it was time for his 63-year-old father to dress his age.

Birthdays begin with Lloyd Price:

Mickey Gilley:

Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders:

Ron Wilson played drums for the Surfaris:

Robin Trower played guitar for Procol Harum:

Chris Thompson sang for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band:

Jimmy Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:

Frank Rodriguez of ? and the Mysterians:

Martin Fry of ABC:

Two deaths of note today: Danny Joe Brown, lead singer of Molly Hatchet, in 2005 …

… and Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston, in 2007:


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