Presty the DJ for April 22

Today in 1964, the president of Britain’s National Federation of Hairdressers offered free haircuts to members of the next number one act in the British charts, adding, “The Rolling Stones are the worst; one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.”

One assumes he was referring to Keith Richards, who is still working (and, to some surprise, still alive) 57 years later.

The number one British single today in 1965:

The number one British album today in 1972 was Deep Purple’s “Machine Head”:

Birthdays start with ex-Beach Boy Glen Campbell:

Peter Frampton recorded the biggest live album of all time:

Paul Carrack of Ace, Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics:

Bon Jovi bassist Craig Logan:

Two deaths of note today: Songwriter (and Milwaukee native) Matilda Genevieve “Felice” Bryant in 2003 …

… and Paul Davis a day after his birthday in 2008:


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