Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 3

So who is celebrating the same birthday as my oldest son?

Pete Seeger, writer of this classic:

James Brown, the hardest working man in show business:

Frankie Valli, whose Four Seasons are the inspiration of the musical "The Jersey Boys":

Peter Staples of the Troggs:

One-hit-wonder Mary Hopkin:

One year later came Christopher Cross, who has in my opinion exactly one listenable song,  thanks to Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers:

Two years later came Bruce Hall, bassist of REO Speedwagon:

REO was an icon of '80s rock, as was one-hit-wonder Soft Cell:

David Darwin Pedruska is not a name in rock, but Spencer native Dave Dudley had, in chronological order, a number-two and number-one country hit in his long recording career:

One other anniversary in keeping with Monday's note about WLS: Far to the west, the Real Don Steele started work in Los Angeles today in 1965:

And on a much more serious note, National Public Radio began programming today in 1971.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent choice of videos for todays birthdays...not a an Interpol fan I take it?