Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week of 22 December 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 22 - 28, 2014:

22 - Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), 1946; Barry Jenkins (Animals), 1944; Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees), 1949 (died 2003); Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), 1949 (died 2012)
23 - Anthony Phillips (Genesis), 1951; Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), 1940; Tim Hardin, 1941 (died 1980); Eugene Record (The Chi-Lites), 1940 (died 2005)
24 - Ian Burden (Human League), 1957
25 - Annie Lennox, 1954; Barbara Mandrell, 1948; Jimmy Buffet, 1946; O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (The Isley Brothers), 1937 (died 1986); Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), 1945 (died 2003)
26 - Phil Spector, 1939; Abdul Fakir (The Four Tops), 1935
27 - David Knopfler (Dire Straits), 1952;  Larry Byrom (Steppenwolf), 1948; Mick Jones (Foreigner), 1944; Mike Pinder (Moody Blues), 1941
28 - Edgar Winter, 1946; Mary Weiss (The Shangri-Las), 1948; Alex Chilton (The Box Tops), 1950 (died 2010)

In remembrance of those who left us:

24 Dec 2012 - Ray Collins (Mothers of Invention)
25 Dec 2006 - James Brown
25 Dec 2008 - Eartha Kitt
26 Dec 2012 - Fontella Bass
27 Dec 2008 - Delaney Bramlett
28 Dec 1983 - Dennis Wilson
28 Dec 2005 - Barry Cowsill*

*Note - The exact date of death for Barry Cowsill is unknown.  Cowsill perished in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and his remains were recovered on 12/28/2005 and identified through dental records on 01/04/2006.

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Thank you and have a nice week!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Week of 15 December 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 15 - 21, 2014:

15 - Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five), 1942; Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), 1946; Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes), 1939; Alan Freed, 1921 (died 1965)
16 - Benny Anderson (ABBA), 1946; Tony Hicks (The Hollies), 1943; Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), 1949
17 - Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), 1949; Tommy Steele, 1936; Art Neville (Neville Brothers), 1937; Eddie Kendricks, 1939 (died 1992)
18 - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), 1943; Chas Chandler (The Animals), 1938 (died 1996)
19 - Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), 1944; Walter Murphy, 1952; John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), 1945; Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1941; Zal Yanovsky (Lovin' Spoonful), 1944 (died 2002)
20 - Peter Criss (Kiss), 1945;  Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1944
21 - Ray Hildebrand (Paul & Paula), 1940; Betty Wright, 1953; Carla Thomas, 1942; Nick Gilder, 1951; Carl Wilson, 1946 (died 1998); Frank Zappa, 1940 (died 1993)

In remembrance of those who left us:

16 Dec 1997 - Nicolette Larson (1997)
16 Dec 2007 - Dan Fogelberg (2007)
18 Dec 2010 - Clay Cole (2010)
20 Dec 1973 - Bobby Darin (1973)

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Week of 08 December 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 8 - 14, 2014:

08 - Jerry Butler, 1939; Gregg Allman, 1947; George Baker, 1944; Bobby Elliott (The Hollies), 1941; Jim Morrison, 1943 (died 1971); Dan Hartman, 1950 (died 1994)
09 - Donny Osmond, 1957; Randy Murray (BTO), 1955; Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper), 1946
10 - Walter Orange (The Commodores), 1946; Chad Stuart (Chad and Jeremy), 1941
11 - Jermaine Jackson (The Jacksons), 1954; Brenda Lee, 1944; David Gates (Bread), 1940; J. Frank Wilson, 1941 (died 1991)
12 - Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band), 1943; Dionne Warwick, 1940; Connie Francis, 1938; Bruce Kulick  (Kiss), 1953;
13 - Berton Averre (The Knack), 1953; Randy Owen (Alabama), 1949; Jeff Baxter (Steely Dan), 1948; Ted Nugent, 1948
14 - Charlie Rich, 1932 (died 1995)

In remembrance of those who left us:

08 Dec 1980 - John Lennon
10 Dec 1967 - Otis Redding
10 Dec 1999 - Rick Danko (The Band)
11 Dec 1964 - Sam Cooke
12 Dec 2007 - Ike Turner
13 Dec 2002 - Zal Yanovsky (Lovin' Spoonful)
14 Dec 1997 - Kurt Winter (The Guess Who)

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week of 01 December 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 1 - 7, 2014:

01 - Gilbert O'Sullivan, 1946; Billy Paul, 1934; Sandy Nelson, 1938; Bette Midler, 1945; John Densmore (The Doors), 1944; Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult), 1944; Lou Rawls, 1933 (died 2006)
03 - Nicky Stevens (Brotherhood of Man), 1951; Ozzy Osbourne, 1948; Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship), 1949; Andy Williams, 1927 (died 2012)
04 - Freddy Cannon, 1940; Chris Hillman (The Byrds), 1944; Dennis Wilson, 1944 (died 1983)
05 - Andy Kim, 1952; 'Little' Richard Penniman, 1932; Jim Messina, 1947
06 - Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five), 1943 (died 2008)
07 - Harry Chapin, 1942 (died 1981)

In remembrance of those who left us:

02 Dec 2006 - Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue)
04 Dec 1993 - Frank Zappa
06 Dec 1988 - Roy Orbison
06 Dec 2011 - Dobie Gray
07 Dec 1990 - Dee Clark
07 Dec 2008 - Dennis Yost (Classics IV)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week of 24 November 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 24 - 30, 2014:

24 - Clem Burke (Blondie), 1955; Lee Michaels, 1945; Pete Best (Beatles),1941;  Bev Bevan (ELO), 1944; Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. and the M.G.'s), 1941 (died 2012)
25 - Percy Sledge, 1941; Bob Lind, 1942
26 - Tina Turner, 1939; Jean Terrell (Supremes), 1944; John McVie (Fleetwood Mac), 1945; Martin Lee (Brotherhood of Man), 1949
27 - Eddie Rabbitt, 1941 (died 1998); Jimi Hendrix, 1942 (died 1970); Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T. & the M.G.'s), 1935 (died 1975)
28 - Paul Shaffer, 1949; Beeb Birtles (Little River Band), 1948; Randy Newman, 1943; Bruce Channel, 1940
29 - Barry Goudreau (Boston), 1951; John Mayall, 1933; Chuck Mangione, 1940;  Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), 1942; Denny Doherty (Mamas & Papas), 1940 (died 2007)
30 - Billy Idol, 1955; George McArdale (Little River Band), 1954; Roger Glover (Deep Purple), 1945; June Pointer (Pointer Sisters), 1953 (died 2006); Dick Clark, 1929 (died 2012)

In remembrance of those who left us:

24 Nov 1991 - Eric Carr (KISS)
24 Nov 1991 - Freddie Mercury
25 Nov 2012 - Earl "Speedo" Carroll
27 Nov 2009 - Al Alberts
27 Nov 2012 - Mickey Baker (Mickey & Sylvia)
28 Nov 1993 - Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf)
28 Nov 2005 - Tony Meehan (The Shadows)
29 Nov 2001 - George Harrison
30 Nov 1996 - Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week of 17 November 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 17 - 23, 2014:

17 - Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), 1946; Bob Gaudio (Four Seasons), 1942; Gordon Lightfoot, 1938; Dean Paul Martin (Dino, Desi, & Billy), 1951 (died 1987);  Gene Clark (The Byrds), 1944 (died 1991)
18 - Hank Ballard, 1927 (died 2003)
19 - Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1943
20 - Joe Walsh (Eagles), 1947; George Grantham (Poco), 1947; Norman Greenbaum, 1942; Duane Allman, 1946 (died 1971)
21 - Lonnie Jordan (War), 1948; Dr. John, 1940
22 - Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods), 1941; Little Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band), 1950; Terry Stafford, 1941 (died 1996); Rod Price (Foghat), 1947 (died 2005)
23 - Alan Paul (Manhattan Transfer), 1949; Sandra Stevens (Brotherhood of Man), 1949; Betty Everett, 1939 (died 2001)

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Nov 2003 - Arthur Conley
19 Nov 1992 - Bobby Russell
19 Nov 2004 - Terry Melcher
23 Nov 1994 - Tommy Boyce

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Week of 10 November 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 10 - 16, 2014:

10 - Donna Fargo, 1945; Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), 1947; Dave Loggins, 1947; Kyu Sakamoto ("Sukiyaki"), 1941 (died 1985); Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper), 1947 (died 1997); Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section), 1950 (died 2011)
11 - Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), 1945; Chris Dreja (The Yardbirds), 1945; Jim Peterik (The Ides of March; Survivor), 1950; Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills), 1951; LaVern Baker, 1929 (died 1997)
12 - Ruby Nash Garnett (Ruby & the Romantics), 1939; Brian Hyland, 1943; Booker T. Jones (Booker T and the MG's), 1944; Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers), 1955; Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate), 1948; Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult), 1947; Arthur Tavares (Tavares), 1943; Neil Young, 1945; John Walker (The Walker Brothers), 1943 (died 2011); Bob Crewe, 1930 (died 2014)
13 - Timmy Thomas, 1944; Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band), 1947 (died 1993)
14 - Stephen Bishop, 1951; James Young (STYX), 1949; Cornell Gunter (The Coasters), 1936 (died 1990); Freddie Garrity (Freddie and the Dreamers), 1936 (died 2006)
15 - C. W. McCall, 1928;  Graham Parker, 1950; Steve Fossen (Heart), 1949; Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA), 1945; Petula Clark, 1932; Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters), 1932 (died 1972)

In remembrance of those who left us:


11 Nov 1972 - Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band)

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Week of 03 November 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 3 - 9, 2014:

03 - Lulu, 1948
04 - Delbert McClinton, 1940
05 - Peter Noone, 1947; Art Garfunkel, 1941; Don McDougall (Guess Who), 1948; Gram Parsons, 1946 (died 1973); Ike Turner, 1931 (died 2007)
06 - Glenn Frey (The Eagles), 1948; Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five), 1937
07 - Joni Mitchell, 1943; Johnny Rivers, 1942; Dee Clark, 1938 (died 1990)
08 - Bonnie Bramlett, 1944; Rickie Lee Jones, 1954; Leif Garrett, 1961; Bonnie Raitt, 1949; Roy Wood (ELO), 1946; Minnie Riperton, 1947 (died 1979); Don Murray (The Turtles), 1945 (died 1996); Patti Page, 1927 (died 2013)
09 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary), 1936 (died 2009); Tom Fogerty (CCR), 1941 (died 1990)

In remembrance of those who left us:

05 Nov 1986 - Bobby Nunn (The Coasters)
05 Nov 2003 - Bobby Hatfield
06 Nov 1989 - Dickie Goodman
06 Nov 2006 - Jance Garfat (Dr. Hook)
07 Nov 1991- Carter Cornelius (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose)
07 Nov 2011 - Andrea True
09 Nov 2008 - Miriam Makeba
09 Nov 2012 - Major Harris

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week of 27 October 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 27 - November 2, 2014:

October:
27 - Simon LeBon (Duran Duran), 1958; Byron Allred (Steve Miller Band), 1949; Garry Tallent (E Street Band), 1949; Lee Greenwood, 1942
28 - Telma Hopkins (Dawn), 1948; Charlie Daniels, 1936; Wayne Fontana, 1945; Curtis Lee, 1941
29 - David Brigati (The Starliters), 1940; Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), 1946; Melba Moore, 1945; Denny Laine (Wings), 1944; Randy Jackson (The Jacksons), 1961
30 - Eddie Holland, 1939; David Green (Air Supply), 1949; Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles), 1947; Otis Williams (The Temptations), 1941; Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship), 1939
31 - Tom Paxton, 1937; Russ Ballard (Argent), 1947

November:
01 - David Foster, 1949; Ronald Bell (Kool & the Gang), 1951; Chris Morris (Paper Lace), 1954; Barry Sadler, 1940 (died 1989); Dan Peek (America), 1950 (died 2011)
02 - Earl Carroll (The Cadillacs), 1937; Jay Black (Jay and the Americans), 1938; Keith Emerson, 1944; Bruce Welch (The Shadows), 1941; Maxine Nightingale, 1952; Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull), 1947; J.D. Souther, 1945

In remembrance of those who left us:

27 Oct 2013 - Lou Reed
29 Oct 1971 - Duane Allman

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week of 20 October 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 20 - 26, 2014:

20 - Tom Petty, 1950; Al Greenwood (Foreigner), 1951; Jay Siegel (The Tokens), 1939
21 - Manfred Mann, 1940; Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the M.G.'s), 1941; Elvin Bishop, 1942; Lee Loughnane (Chicago), 1946; Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers), 1953
22 - Leslie West (Mountain), 1945; Eddie Brigati (The Rascals), 1945; Bobby Fuller, 1942 (died 1966); Annette Funicello, 1942 (died 2013)
23 - 'Weird' Al Yankovic, 1959; Ellie Greenwich, 1940 (died 2009)
24 - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), 1936; Santo Farina (Santo & Johnny), 1937; Ted Templeman (Harper's Bizarre), 1944; J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), 1930 (died 1959); Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf), 1946 (died 1993)
25 - Helen Reddy, 1941; Jon Anderson (Yes), 1944; John Hall (Orleans), 1947
26 - Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits), 1946

In remembrance of those who left us:

20 Oct 1977 - Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
20 Oct 1977 - Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
20 Oct 1977 - Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
22 Oct 1969 - Tommy Edwards
25 Oct 1992 - Roger Miller

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