Friday, May 6, 2011

Presty the DJ for May 6-8

A weekend's worth of birthdays starts today with Sylvia Robinson, half of Mickey & Sylvia:

Herbie Cox of the Cleftones:

Colin Earl played keyboards for both Mungo Jerry ...

...  and Foghat:

Bob Seger:

Robbie McIntosh, drummer of the Average White Band:

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett:

Saturday is the anniversary of the last Beatles U.S. single release, "Long and Winding Road" (the theme music of the Schenk Middle School eighth-grade Dessert Dance about this time in 1979):

One-hit wonder Jimmy Ruffin:

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann:

Prairie Prince of The Tubes:

Marty Wilson-Piper, guitarist and songwriter for The Church:

Mother's Day's birthdays start with Ricky Nelson, who went to a garden party ...

... a year before John Fred Gourrier, who saw not Lucy in the sky with diamonds, but ...

Paul Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds:

One year later came Gary Glitter (hey, that rhymes):

On the same day were born Rick Zehringer, who became better known as Rick Derringer ...

... and Phil Sawyer of the Spencer Davis Group:

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz ...

... was born the same day as Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire:

Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen:

Peter Gill of Frankie Goes to Hollywood:

Joe Bonamassa:

And finally, from the non-rock genre, Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille:

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