Friday, May 20, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 20

Today is famous in rock history for two reasons. The second was in 1980, when drummer Peter Criss quit Kiss. The first was in 1967, when the BBC banned the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" due to its alleged drug references:

Birthdays start with soul singer Shorty Long, who warned people that ...

Who is Jill Jackson? She was the Paula of Paul and Paula, the former of whom (whose real name wasn't Paul either) sang to her:

Joe Cocker did one of the best covers of all time, a song so nice he covered it twice (with Leon Russell on piano):

One wonders if James Henderson, lead singer of Black Oak Arkansas, was Jim Dandy to the rescue:

Mr. Mister keyboard player Steve George:

Oconomowoc native Jane Wiedlin, guitarist for the Go-Gos:

Today is the birthday (in separate years) of John and Susan Cowsill of the Cowsills:

John Cowsill also played drums on this '80s one-hit wonder:

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