Presty the DJ for Aug. 15

We begin with an interesting non-musical anniversary: Today in 1945, Major League Baseball sold the advertising rights for the World Series to Gillette for $150,000. Gillette for years afterward got to decide who the announcers for the World Series (typically one per World Series team in the days before color commentators) would be on first radio and then TV.

This was quite a day for concerts. Today in 1965, the Beatles (along with Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Band, The Young Rascals and Sounds Incorporated) played at Shea Stadium in New York, setting a world record for attendance at 55,000, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards:

Today in 1969, on a farm in Bethel, N.Y, Woodstock began:

Birthdays start with Bill Pinckney of the Drifters:

Peter York played drums for the Spencer Davis Group:

Thomas Aldrich, who played drums for Black Oak Arkansas …

… was born the same day as Bill Griffin of the Miracles:

Who is Adam Yauch? Some know him as MCA of the Beastie Boys:


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