Presty the DJ for April 5

The number one album today in 1980 was Genesis’ “Duke”:

Today in 1985, more than 5,000 radio stations played this at 3:50 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, which is 9:50 a.m. Central time (but Standard or Daylight?):

Birthdays begin with Tony Williams of the Platters:

Peter Grant was the manager of Led Zeppelin:

Ronnie White of the Miracles:

Alan Clarke sang for the Hollies:

Dave Holland played the drums for Judas Priest:

Agnetha Faltskog was one of the A’s in ABBA:

Stan Ridgeway of Wall of Voodoo:

Jacob Slichter played drums for Semisonic:

Mike McCready played guitar for Pearl Jam:

Paula Cole:

An appalling number of deaths of note today: Bob “The Bear” Hite of Canned Heat in 1981 …

… Danny Rapp of Danny and the Juniors in 1983 …

… Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in 1994 …

… drummer Cozy Powell in 1998 …

… and Gene Pitney in 2006:


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