Category: Music

Presty the DJ for March 27

Today in 1958, CBS Records announced it had developed stereo records, which would sound like stereo only on, of course, stereo record players.

The irony is that CBS’ development aided its archrival, RCA, which owned NBC but also sold record players:

For similar reasons NBC was the first network to do extensive color. NBC was owned by RCA, which sold TVs.

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Presty the DJ for March 26

The number one British single today in 1956 is an oxymoron, or describes an oxymoron:

Today in 1965, Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman were all shocked by a faulty microphone at a concert in Denmark. Wyman was knocked unconscious for several minutes.

The number one British single today in 1967:

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Presty the DJ for March 23

The number one British single today in 1961:

The number one single today in 1963:

Today in 1973, the Immigration and Naturalization Service ordered John Lennon to leave the U.S. within 60 days.

More than three years later, Lennon won his appeal and stayed in the U.S. the rest of his life.

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Presty the DJ for March 22

Today in 1956, a car in which Carl Perkins was a passenger on the way to New York for appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como shows was involved in a crash. Perkins was in a hospital for several months, and his brother, Jay, was killed.

Today in 1971, members of the Allman Brothers Band were arrested on charges of possessing marijuana and heroin.

The number one single today in 1975:

The number one album today in 1975 was Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti”:

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Presty the DJ for March 20

The number one single today in 1961 was based on the Italian song “Return to Sorrento”:

Today in 1964, the Beatles appeared on the BBC’s “Ready Steady Go!”

During the show, Billboard magazine presented an award for the Beatles’ having the top three singles of that week.

Today in 1968, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were all arrested by Los Angeles police not for possession of …

… but for being at a place where marijuana use was suspected.

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