Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2017. There are 233 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History:
On May 12, 1967, “Are You Experienced,” the groundbreaking debut album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was released in Britain by Track Records (a version with a somewhat different playlist went on sale in the United States the following August on the Reprise label). Procol Harum’s debut single “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was released in the United Kingdom on the Deram label. English poet laureate John Masefield (“And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…”) died in Abingdon at age 88.