Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 11

This must have been interesting to watch: Today in 1972, John Lennon announced on ABC-TV's Dick Cavett Show that the FBI was wiretapping his phone. (Lennon's, not Cavett's.) This was when the federal government was stupidly trying to deport Lennon. (Those who are not skeptical about the federal government, whoever the president is, are not paying attention.)

Birthdays today begin with Eric Burdon of the Animals:

Bassist Les Chadwick, one of the Pacemakers of Gerry and the Pacemakers:

Claude "Butch" Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers:

And for those who watched MTV when MTV actually had music videos, happy birthday to Martha Quinn ...

... on which (back when MTV played music videos) could be seen videos of the Art of Noise, whose Jonathan “J.J.” Jeczalik has a birthday today:

Two deaths of note today: First, Lester Flatt of Flatt & Scruggs, which wrote and recorded:

And Bob Marley:

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