George M. Cohan sang that he was a “real-live nephew of my Uncle Sam, born on the Fourth of July.”
Ben Davidian would have liked that birthdate, but truth be told, he wanted to savor the full day — so he was born on the third of July.
Happy birthday, Ben. (Which is it: 39? 40?) I won’t tell anyone that secretly you’re a great fan of Joan Baez.