Presty the DJ for May 16

Today in 1980, Brian May of Queen collapsed while onstage. This was due to hepatitis, not, one assumes, the fact that Paul McCartney released his “McCartney II” album the same day.

Today’s rock music birthdays start with someone who will never be associated with rock music: Liberace, born in West Allis today in 1919.

Actual rock birthdays start with Isaac “Redd” Holt of Young–Holt Unlimited:

Nicky Chinn wrote this 1970s classic: It’s it’s …

Roger Earl of Foghat …

… was born one year before Barbara Lee of the Chiffons …

… and drummer Darrell Sweet of Nazareth:

William “Sputnik” Spooner played guitar for both the Grateful Dead …

… and The Tubes:

Richard Page of Mr. Mister:

Krist Novoselic of Nirvana was born one year before …

… Miss Jackson if you’re nasty:

Finally, Patrick Waite, bassist and singer for Musical Youth, which did this ’80s classic, dude:

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