Presty the DJ for Aug. 5

First, a non-rock anniversary: Today is the 95th anniversary of the first broadcasted baseball game, on KDKA in Pittsburgh: Harold Arlen described Pittsburgh’s 8–0 win over Philadelphia.

Speaking of Philadelphia … today in 1957, ABC-TV picked up WFIL-TV’s “American Bandstand” …

… though ABC interrupted it in the middle for “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Today in 1966, the Beatles recorded “Yellow Submarine” …

… and “Eleanor Rigby” …

… which were part of their “Revolver” album, released one year to the day later.

One year later, the pirate rock radio station Radio London, eight miles off the British coast in the ship MV Galaxy, broadcasted for the final time after the British Parliament passed a law making it illegal:

Today in 1974, Joan Jett formed the Runaways:

Birthdays begin with Rick Huxley, one of the Dave Clark Five:

Sammi Smith was a one-crossover-hit wonder:

Who is Rick Zehringer? You know him better as Rick Derringer …

Another one-hit wonder sort-of named Sam: Samantha Sang, who sang …

Pete Burns of Dead or Alive:

Mike Nocito of Johnny Hates Jazz:

Two deaths of note: Jeff Porcaro, drummer for Toto, in 1992 …

… and the Real Don Steele in 1997:


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