Presty the DJ for July 17

Two Beatles anniversaries of note today: The movie “Yellow Submarine” premiered in London …

… six years before John Lennon was ordered to leave the U.S. within 60 days. (He didn’t.)

The 1970 Summerfest started today with a pretty good lineup:

Birthdays today start with pianist Vince Guaraldi. Who? The creator of the Charlie Brown theme (correct name: “Linus and Lucy”):

Today is also the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach’s illegitimate brother, P.D.Q. Bach. Actually, it’s the birthday of Peter Schickele, whose P.D.Q. Bach performance was one of the first, and most hysterical, live performances I’ve ever seen:

One of the lesser known members of the Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis:

Brian Glascock, drummer for the Motels:

Mike Vale, bass player for Tommy James and the Shondells …

… was born the same day as drummer Mick Tucker of Black Sabbath:

Nicolette Larson, former girlfriend of Neil Young (who wrote her biggest song) …

… was born the same day as Phoebe Snow:

Bruce Crump, drummer for Molly Hatchet:

Two before-their-time deaths happened today: Jazz singer Billie Holliday at 44 in 1959 …

… and saxophone player John Coltraine in 1967:


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