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

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week of 13 October 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 13 - 19, 2014:

13 - Marie Osmond, 1959; Robert Lamm (Chicago), 1944; Paul Simon, 1941; John Ford Coley, 1948
14 - Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), 1946; Cliff Richard, 1940; Norman Harris (MFSB), 1947 (died 1987)
15 - Barry McGuire, 1935; Tito Jackson (The Jacksons), 1953; Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters), 1946;  Marv Johnson, 1938 (died 1993); Mickey Baker (Mickey & Sylvia), 1925 (died 2012)
16 - Fred Turner (BTO), 1943; Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), 1947
17 - Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts), 1941; Gary Puckett, 1942; Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers), 1946 (died 2012)
18 - Chuck Berry, 1926; Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon), 1949; Laura Nyro, 1947 (died 1997)
19 - Larry Chance (The Earls), 1940; George McCrae, 1944; Jeannie C. Riley, 1945; Patrick Simmons (The Doobie Brothers), 1948

In remembrance of those who left us:

13 Oct 2009 - Al Martino
14 Oct 2006 - Freddie Fender
17 Oct 2008 - Levi Stubbs
18 Oct 2008 - Dee Dee Warwick
19 Oct 1997 - Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Week of 06 October 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 6 - 12, 2014:

06 - Millie Small, 1946; Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), 1951
07 - Kevin Godley (10cc), 1945; John Mellencamp, 1951; David Hope (Kansas), 1949; Al Martino, 1927 (died 2009)
08 - Fred Cash (The Impressions), 1940; Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), 1949; Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang), 1950; Johnny Ramone (The Ramones), 1948 (died 2004)
09 - Nona Hendryx (Labelle), 1944; Jackson Browne, 1948; John Lennon, 1940 (died 1980); John Entwistle, 1944 (died 2002)
10 - David Lee Roth (Van Halen), 1954; Cyrill Neville (Neville Brothers), 1948
11 - Darryl Hall (Hall & Oates), 1946; George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band), 1947 (died 2007)
12 - Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), 1935; Melvin Franklin (The Temptations), 1942 (died 1995)

In remembrance of those who left us:

08 Oct 2013 - Larry Verne
10 Oct 2010 - Solomon Burke
12 Oct 1997 - John Denver
12 Oct 1971 - Gene Vincent

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week of 29 September 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 29 - October 5, 2014:

September:
29 - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), 1948; Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly), 1948; Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935; Tommy Boyce (Boyce & Hart), 1939 (died 1994)
30 - Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension), 1943; Johnny Mathis, 1935; Cissy Houston, 1933; Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), 1940 (died 2009); Frankie Lymon, 1942 (died 1968); Marc Bolan, 1947 (died 1977)

October:
01 - Herb Fame (Peaches & Herb), 1942; Jerry Martini (Sly & the Family Stone), 1943; Donny Hathaway, 1945 (died 1979); Cub Koda (Brownsville Station), 1948 (died 2000); Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue), 1947 (died 2006)
02 - Dave Somerville (The Diamonds), 1933; Sting, 1951; Don McLean, 1945; Mike Rutherford (Genesis), 1950
03 - Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), 1949; Chubby Checker, 1941; Eddie Cochran, 1938 (died 1960)
04 - Jim Fielder (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1947
05 - Bob Geldof, 1951; Steve Miller, 1943; Richard Street (The Temptations), 1942; Brian Connolly (Sweet), 1945 (died 1997); Carter Cornelius (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose), 1948 (died 1991)

In remembrance of those who left us:

29 Sep 2011 - Sylvia Robinson
01 Oct 1975 - Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)
01 Oct 2004 - Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield)
04 Oct 1970 - Janis Joplin
04 Oct 1991 - J. Frank Wilson
05 Oct 1992 - Eddie Kendricks

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week of 22 September 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 22 - 28:

22 - Joni James, 1930; Toni Basil, 1943; Joan Jett, 1958; Debby Boone, 1956
23 - Steve Boone (The Lovin' Spoonful), 1943; Neal Smith (Alice Cooper), 1947; Bruce Springsteen, 1949; Julio Iglesias, 1943; Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly), 1945; Ray Charles, 1930 (died 2004)
24 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), 1942; Linda McCartney, 1941 (died 1998)
25 - Jerry Penrod (Iron Butterfly), 1946; Cecil Womack, 1947; Dee Dee Warwick, 1945 (died 2008)
26 - Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship), 1954; Olivia Newton-John, 1948; Bryan Ferry, 1945; Lynn Anderson, 1947
27 - Meat Loaf, 1947; Randy Bachman (BTO / Guess Who), 1943; Shaun Cassidy, 1958
28 - Ben E. King, 1938; Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf), 1943; Helen Shapiro, 1946

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Sep 1980 - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
25 Sep 2012 - Andy Williams
26 Sep 2003 - Robert Palmer
26 Sep 2003 - Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas)
27 Sep 1979 - Jimmy McCulloch (Wings)
27 Sep 2007 - Dale Houston (Dale & Grace)
27 Sep 2012 - R.B. Greaves

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week of 15 September 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 15 - 21:

15 - Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly), 1942; Jimmy Gilmer (Fireballs), 1940
16 - Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful), 1941; Bernard Calvert (The Hollies), 1942; B.B. King, 1925; Kenney Jones (The Who), 1948; David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers), 1950
17 - Lamonte McLemore (The 5th Dimension), 1939; Les Emmerson (Five Man Electrical Band), 1944
18 - P.F. Sloan, 1945; Kerry Livgren (Kansas), 1949; Frankie Avalon, 1939
19 - Freda Payne, 1942; Lol Creme (10cc), 1947; Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), 1940; Nick Massi (The Four Seasons), 1927 (died 2000); "Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941 (died 1974); Brook Benton, 1931 (died 1988)
20 - Gogi Grant, 1924; Chuck Panozzo (Styx), 1948; John Panozzo (Styx), 1948 (died 1996); Bobby Nunn (The Coasters), 1925 (died 1986)
21 - G.C. Cameron (The Spinners), 1945; Don Felder (The Eagles), 1947

In remembrance of those who left us:

15 Sep 2008 - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
16 Sep 1977 - Marc Bolan
16 Sep 2009 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary)
18 Sep 1970 - Jimi Hendrix
19 Sep 1973 - Gram Parsons
19 Sep 2004 - Skeeter Davis
19 Sep 2009 - Arthur Ferrante (Ferrante & Teicher)
20 Sep 1973 - Jim Croce

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Week of 08 September 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 8 - 14:

08 - Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section), 1946; Patsy Cline, 1932 (died 1963); Brian Cole (The Association), 1942 (died 1972); Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead), 1945 (died 1973);  Kelly Groucutt (E.L.O.), 1945 (died 2009)
09 - Dee Dee Sharp, 1945; John McFee (Doobie Brothers), 1950; Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly), 1946; Freddy Weller (Paul Revere & the Raiders), 1947; Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers), 1940 (died 1978); Otis Redding, 1941 (died 1967); Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield), 1946 (died 2004)
10 - Joe Perry (Aerosmith), 1950; Jose Feliciano, 1945; Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), 1942
11 - Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), 1943; Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams), 1946; Tommy Shaw (STYX), 1953
12 - Maria Muldaur, 1943; Gerry Beckley (America), 1952; George Jones, 1931; Neil Peart (Rush), 1952; Barry White, 1944 (died 2003)
13 - Peter Cetera (Chicago), 1944; David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1941; Dave Quincy (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), 1939; Randy Jones (Village People), 1952; Charles Brown, 1922 (died 1999)
14 - John 'Bowzer' Bauman (Sha Na Na), 1947; Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1949; Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1949 (died 1977); Barry Cowsill, 1954 (died 2005)

In remembrance of those who left us:

12 Sep 2003 - Johnny Cash

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Happy 80th To the Legendary Dan Ingram!


The happiest of birthdays to the greatest Top 40 deejay ever, Dan Ingram. Dan, who turns 80 today, has long been acknowledged by the public and his peers as the best in his profession. Dan was on the air at powerhouse New York City radio station 77 WABC from 1961 to 1982 (for which he is probably best known) and WCBS-FM from 1991 to 2003, among other entities. To get a glimpse into Dan's incredible career as a disc jockey, announcer, and voice-over artist, check out this post on my sister blog, Laura's Oldies Connection.

Big Dan—thank you for the many laughs you've provided over the years and for sharing your wonderful talents with the world. A wonderful birthday to you, Kemosabe, and many more.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week of 01 September 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 1 - 7:

01 - Archie Bell (Archie Bell & the Drells), 1944; Barry Gibb (Bee Gees), 1946; Greg Errico (Sly & The Family Stone), 1946; Conway Twitty, 1933 (died 1993)
02 -  Jimmy Clanton, 1940; Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas), 1943; Joe Simon, 1943; Mik Kaminksi (E.L.O.), 1951; Billy Preston, 1946 (died 2006)
03 - Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), 1948; George Biondo (Steppenwolf), 1945; Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), 1942; George "Shadow" Morton, 1941 (died 2013)
04 - Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service), 1946; Ronald La Pread (The Commodores), 1949; Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips), 1942
05 - Al Stewart, 1945; Freddy Mercury, 1946 (died 1991); Clem Clempson (Humble Pie), 1949; John Stewart, 1939 (died 2008)
06 - Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1942; Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), 1943; Claydes Charles Smith (Kool & the Gang), 1948 (died 2006)
07 - Ronnie Dove, 1935; Gloria Gaynor, 1949; Morris Albert, 1951; Buddy Holly, 1936 (died 1959)

In remembrance of those who left us:

01 Sep 2008 - Jerry Reed
03 Sep 1994 - Major Lance
05 Sep 1978 - Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers)
05 Sep 2012 - Joe South
06 Sep 1990 - Tom Fogerty (CCR)
07 Sep 1978 - Keith Moon
07 Sep 2003 - Warren Zevon

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week of 25 August 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 25 - 31:

25 - Gene Simmons (Kiss), 1949; Elvis Costello, 1954
26 - Vic Dana, 1942; Valerie Simpson, 1946; Leon Redbone, 1949
27 - Tommy Sands, 1937; Jeff Cook (Alabama), 1949;  Daryl Dragon (Captain & Tennille), 1942; Alex Lifeson (Rush), 1953; Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & The Pips), 1939 (died 2005)
28 - Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds), 1951; Danny Seraphine (Chicago), 1948
29 - Chris Copping (Procol Harum),1945; Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1943; Michael Jackson, 1958 (died 2009)
30 - John Phillips, 1935 (died 2001); Jim Hager (Hager Twins), 1941 (died 2008); Jon Hager (Hager Twins), 1941 (died 2009)
31 - Jerry Allison (The Crickets), 1939; Van Morrison, 1945; Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac), 1945 (died 2012)

In remembrance of those who left us:


26 Aug 1995 - Ronald White (The Miracles)
26 Aug 2004 - Laura Branigan
26 Aug 2009 - Ellie Greenwich

Did I forget anybody or make an error?  If so, please let me know in the Comments.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection