Presty the DJ for June 29

Proving that there is no accounting for taste, here is the number 17 song today in 1968:

Today in 1971, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were sentenced on drug charges. And, of course, you could replace “1971” with any year and Jagger’ and Richards’ names with practically any rock musician’s name of those days.

Or other people: Today in 2000, Eminem’s mother sued her son for defamation from the line “My mother smokes more dope than I do” from his “My Name Is.”

Birthdays start with LeRoy Anderson, whose first work was the theme music for many afternoon movies, but who is best known for his second work (with which I point out that Christmas is less than six months away):

Anderson was born two years before Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite composer, Bernard Herrmann:

Who was Eva Boyd? Older readers would remember Little Eva:

Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple …

… was born the same day as Bill Kirchen, who led Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen:

Colin Hay, who was born in Scotland but moved to Australia to join Men at Work …

… was born the same day as Don Dokken, who  headed his eponymous group:

Barry D of Jesus Jones:


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