Presty the DJ for April 1

Today is April Fool’s Day. Which John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrated in 1970 by announcing they were having sex-change operations.

Today in 1972, the Mar y Sol festival began in Puerto Rico. The concert’s location simplified security — it was on an island accessible only by those with tickets.

Today in 1985, David Lee Roth quit Van Halen.

The number one single today in 2000:

Birthdays begin with Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers:

Phil Margo of the Tokens:

John Barbata of Jefferson Starship:

Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces and the Faces:

Robin Scott of one-hit-wonder M:

Jeff Porcaro played drums for Toto:

Mark White played guitar and keyboards for ABC:

Two deaths of note today: Marvin Gaye in 1984 …

… and Paul Atkinson of the Zombies in 2004:

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