This being Independence Day, you wouldn’t think there would be many music anniversaries today. I love this one, though: WOWO radio in Fort Wayne, Ind., celebrated the nation’s 153rd birthday by burning its transmitter to the ground.
Independence Day 1970 was not a holiday for Casey Kasem, who premiered “America’s Top 40″:
Birthdays (besides non-rockers Stephen Foster and Louis Armstrong) include Bill Withers:
Al “Blind Owl” Wilson of Canned Heat …
… was born the same day as Dave Rowberry of the Animals:
Jeremy Spencer of the blues incarnation of Fleetwood Mac:
Ralph Johnson played drums for Earth Wind & Fire:
Kirk Pengilly of INXS: