Presty the DJ for March 18

Today in 1965, the members of the Rolling Stones were fined £5 for urinating in a public place, specifically a gas station after a concert in Romford, England.

Today in 1967, Britain’s New Musical Express magazine announced that Steve Winwood, formerly of the Spencer Davis Group, was forming a group with the rock and roll stew of Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason, to be called Traffic …

… which made rock fans glad.

The number one single today in 1967:

Today in 1982, while driving home from a basketball game in Philadelphia, Teddy Pendergrass crashed his Rolls–Royce, resulting in a severed spinal cord and paralysis the rest of his life.

Today in 1989, after the former Cat Stevens announced his approval of the death sentence of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, a California radio station drove a steamroller over Stevens’ records.

I thought at the time that a more effective strategy would be to follow every Cat Stevens record with this record:

Today in 2004, Courtney Love appeared on CBS-TV’s Late Show with David Letterman:

Birthdays begin with Wilson Pickett:

Barry J. Wilson played drums for Procol Harum:

John Hartman of the Doobie Brothers:

Irene Cara:

Vanessa Williams:

Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains:

One death of note today in 2001: John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas:


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