Presty the DJ for Aug. 27

We begin with an interesting anniversary: Today in 1965, the Beatles used the final day of their five-day break from their U.S. tour to attend a recording session for the Byrds and to meet Elvis Presley at Presley’s Beverly Hills home.

The group reportedly found Presley “unmagnetic,” about which John Lennon reportedly said, “Where’s Elvis? It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.”

Last night in 1970, Eric Clapton and some musicians he’d hired to put together an album — a group called Derek and the Dominos — attended an Allman Brothers concert in Miami. After the concert, Clapton invited the band, including guitar player Duane Allman, back to the studio for an all-night jam session. Allman then asked to watch the Dominos’ recording sessions. Clapton said if you’re going to watch, you’re going to play. And so became “Layla” …

… “and Other Assorted Love Songs.”

The number one single in the U.S. in 1972:

The number one single in the U.S. in 1988:

Birthdays start with Daryl Dragon, the captain of Captain and Tennille:

David Leon “Billy” Knight played drums for Gladys Knight and the Pips:

Simon Kirke played drums for Free and Bad Company:

Alan Lifeson of Rush:

Tony Kanal of No Doubt:

Two death anniversaries of note: Today in 1967, Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers, died …

… and today in 1990, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on the way from leaving Alpine Valley after a concert that included Robert Cray and Eric Clapton:

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