Saturday, May 21, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 21

One strange anniversary in rock music Saturday.

In 1968, Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attended a concert of ... Andy Williams:

Eleven years later, not McCartney, but Elton John became the first Western artist to perform in the Soviet Union.

Four years later, David Bowie's suggestion reached number one:

Birthdays start with Ronald Isley, one of the Isley Brothers:

Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine:

Bill Champlain, who sang for Chicago, the greatest rock band in history ...

... although his tenure with the band was during its late-'80s-and-onward descent into ballad hell, instead of:

Leo Sayer was born a year later:

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp:

Molly Hatchet keyboard player (who knew they had one?) John Glavin ...

... and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch were born the same day:

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