What better way to end the longest day, celebrate the summer solstice, and the 70th birthday of Ray Davies…?

The Kinks: Days - from The Kinks at the BBC, 1968

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me…

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Eric Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto players to rise to prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and among the earliest significant flute soloists…

Eric Dolphy: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - from The Illinois Concert, rec. 1963, rel. 1999

Personnel: Eric Dolphy (Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute); Herbie Hancock (Piano); Eddie Khan (Bass); J.C. Moses (Drums)

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M.C. Escher (June 17, 1898 – 1972) was a Dutch-Frisian graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.
Above: Magic Mirror, 1946

M.C. Escher (June 17, 1898 – 1972) was a Dutch-Frisian graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.

Above: Magic Mirror, 1946

Danish aviation pioneer Jacob Ellehammer was born June 14, 1871 (d. 1946). Originally trained as a watchmaker, Ellehammer quickly got ambitious and started inventing motorbikes, aeroplanes and helicopters. On September 12, 1906 he made a tethered flight (as with most early flights, this one is also disputed), becoming the second European to succeed in making a powered flight. (His helicopter performed a hover as early as 1914!)
Image of the 1906 flight above…

Danish aviation pioneer Jacob Ellehammer was born June 14, 1871 (d. 1946). Originally trained as a watchmaker, Ellehammer quickly got ambitious and started inventing motorbikes, aeroplanes and helicopters. On September 12, 1906 he made a tethered flight (as with most early flights, this one is also disputed), becoming the second European to succeed in making a powered flight. (His helicopter performed a hover as early as 1914!)

Image of the 1906 flight above…