Presty the DJ for Aug. 31

Today in 1955, a London judge fined a man for “creating an abominable noise” — playing this song loud enough to make the neighborhood shake, rattle and roll for 2½ hours:

Today in 1968, Private Eye magazine reported that the album to be released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono would save money by providing no wardrobe for Lennon or Ono:

Today in 1976, a judge ruled that George Harrison subconsciously plagiarized the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” …

… when he wrote “My Sweet Lord”:

As part of the settlement, the Chiffons recorded their own version:

Birthdays start with Buddy Holly’s drummer, Jerry Allison:

Van Morrison:

Rick Roberts of Firefall:

Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions:

Gina Schrock of the Go-Gos …

… was born the same day as Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze:


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