Presty the DJ for May 1

The number one single today in 1965:

Today in 1970, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of its 13-show U.S. tour at the Milwaukee Auditorium:

The number one British single today in 1971 featured a 14-year-old drummer:

The number one single today in 1976:

Today in 1980, South Africa banned “Another Brick in the Wall” because black children adopted the song to protest their inferior education.

Birthdays begin with Judy Collins (who spoke at a Marian University commencement; she was, to put it mildly, captivating): 

Rita Coolidge:

Jerry Weiss was one of the founders of Blood Sweat & Tears:

Steve Farris played guitar for Mister Mister:

Bassist Johnny Colt of the Black Crowes:

Two deaths of note today: One of the more unique talents in music, drummer Spike Jones in 1965 …

… and songwriter Hugo Peretti in 1986:


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