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LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY BAND (Click link to refresh your memory.)

Actually, make that the Mystery Band from two weeks ago. StD took a bit of a holiday last week, jetting across the pond to Merry Olde England. ‘Twas brillig, and all that. Anyway, the band was THE SNAKE THE CROSS THE CROWN, which certainly sounds rather British, what? Not so—apparently, the band hails from “Transamerica.” But they’ll be at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Monday, June 18. Do stop in.

Catching up with some drummer birthdays, a belated rim shot to Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, one of the most-sampled funksters, who celebrated his 66th on June 11. Also that day, the beardless ZZTopper Frank Beard turned a spry 58. And June 12 marks the special day for the extra-special Bun E. Carlos, who probably started the day with his own brand of coffee! And that is no cheap trick.

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