Monday, October 10, 2011

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Movin' out

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 31

We started with jazz yesterday, so it's worth noting that today is the anniversary of the release of the first jazz record, "Darktown Strutters Ball":

Ray Stevens' "Gitarzan" reached number eight today in 1969 ...

... the same day John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace a Chance":

Johnny Paycheck, who sang something everyone who's ever worked for a living wanted to say at at least one point:

Mick Ralphs played guitar for Mott the Hoople ...

... and Bad Company:

John "Bonzo" Bonham, drummer for Led Zeppelin:

This Corey Hart is not the Brewers' centerfielder but the two-hit wonder of the 1980s:

Monday, May 30, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 30

Two more Beatles anniversaries today: "Love Me Do" hit number one in 1964 ...

... four years before the Beatles started work on their only double album. Perhaps that work was so hard that they couldn't think of a more original title than: "The Beatles." You may know it better, however, as "the White Album":

Birthdays today start with Benny Goodman, who asks us to ...

Guitarist Lenny Davidson, one of the Dave Clark 5:

Drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon of The Clash:

Since we've already mentioned one woodwind player, we should mention another — today is the anniversary of the death of saxophonist Paul Desmond, who collaborated with Dave Brubeck for this classic:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 29

This is more a pop than rock anniversary: One of the two funniest songs Johnny Cash performed, "One Piece at a Time," hit number 29 today in 1976:

Birthdays start with Gary Brooker of Procol Harum:

Bassist Mike Porcaro of Toto:

Drummer Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds:

Here is a varied career: David Palmer played drums for ABC ...

... and AC/DC:

Today is also the anniversary of the death of Jeff Buckley, who drowned today in 1997:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 28

Paul McCartney must like releasing albums in  May. Today in 1971, he released his second post-Beatles album, "Ram," which included his first post-Beatles number one single:

Birthdays today include Papa John Creech of the Jefferson Airplane:

Gladys Knight:

John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival:

Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals:

Kylie Minogue:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 27

Today in 1975, Paul McCartney released "Venus and Mars" (not to be confused with "Ebony and Ivory"):

Birthdays include April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer:

Left-wing singer Bruce Cockburn:

Bass player Pete Sears of Jefferson Starship:

Neil Finn played for Split Enz ...

... and Crowded House:

Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney: