Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 18

The first rock related birthday is Big Joe Turner, whose blues song "Shake Rattle and Roll" has only been rerecorded a bazillion times:

Glen Hardin of the Crickets, Buddy Holly's band:

Born on the same day are William Wallace (no, not the "Braveheart" guy) of the Guess Who ...

... and Rick Wakeman of Yes:

Feliciano "Butch" Tavares of, well, Tavares:

Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo:

Today is also the anniversary of the suicide of singer Ian Curtis of Joy Division, who committed suicide at 23 in 1980:

Finally, a moment of silence for Lawrence Welk, who died today in 1992:

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