Presty the DJ for July 16

This is a slow day in rock music, save for one particular birthday and one death.

It’s not Tony Jackson of the Searchers …

… or Tom Boggs, drummer for the Box Tops …

… or Alan Fitzgerald, keyboardist and singer for Night Ranger:

It’s Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police …

… as well as the musical director for the CBS-TV series “The Equalizer” …

… and the writer of the theme of the ’80s movie “Rumble Fish”:

The Police were icons in the ’80s. A group of similar stature in the ’70s was Styx, whose first drummer, John Panozzo, died today in 1996:

Motown bass player Bob Babbitt died today in 2012:

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