Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 4

May must be a big month for radio DJ anniversaries. Alan Freed hosted the first prime-time rock and roll TV show -- called, in a blast of original inspiration, "Rock 'n Roll Show" -- today in 1957:

Birthdays include Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy (who was the stepfather of Spirit's guitarist):

The Troggs drummer Ronnie Bond:

One year later arrived Nicholas Ashford, half of Ashford & Simpson, writers of:

One year later arrived Peggy Santiglia McGannon of The Angels:

One year later arrived George Wadenius of Blood Sweat & Tears:

Nazareth guitarist Zal Cleminson:

Darryl Hunt of the Pogues:

Bruce Day was a drummer for both Santana ..

... and Pablo Cruise:

Gregg Alexander was The New Radicals all by himself:

Mike Dirnt, bassist for Green Day, hopes you have the time of your life today:

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