Friday, May 13, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 13

First, a program note: Given the length of the weekend artist listings and the speed of the computers and Internet connections of some readers, we're expanding Presty the DJ to the weekends.

This is a famous day in rock history: Today in 1965, the Rolling Stones recorded "Satisfaction" ...

... and "Paint It Black":

Birthdays today begin with Ricardo Valenzuela, better known as Ritchie Valens:

Another singer gone too soon, Mary Wells:

Two birthdays in the same band: harmonica player Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz and bassist Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band:

Pete "Overend" Watts, bass player for Mott the Hoople:

Danny Kirwan, one of the early members of Fleetwood Mac before Fleetwood Mac started selling records:

Peter Gabriel, whose departure from Genesis coincided with Genesis' selling records too:

Paul Thompson, drummer of Roxy Music:

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