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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week of 18 August 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 18 - 24:

18 - Barbara Harris (The Toys), 1945; Dennis Elliott (Foreigner), 1950; Johnny Preston, 1939 (died 2011)
19 - Billy J. Kramer, 1943; John Deacon (Queen), 1951; Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), 1945; Johnny Nash, 1940; Ginger Baker (Cream), 1939
20 - John Hiatt, 1952; Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), 1948; James Pankow (Chicago), 1947; Isaac Hayes, 1942 (died 2008); Doug Fieger (The Knack), 1952 (died 2010)
21 - Kenny Rogers, 1938; Jackie De Shannon, 1944; Carl Giammarese (The Buckinghams), 1947; Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), 1951; Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge), 1957
22 - Ron Dante (The Archies), 1945; Donna Godchaux (Grateful Dead), 1947; David Marks (The Beach Boys), 1948; Dale Hawkins, 1936 (died 2010)
23 - Rick Springfield, 1949; Keith Moon, 1946 (died 1978)
24 - Mason Williams, 1938; Steve Holley (Wings), 1953; Mike Derosier (Heart), 1951; Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band), 1945

In remembrance of those who left us:

18 Aug 2008 - Pervis Jackson (The Spinners)
18 Aug 2012 - Scott McKenzie
19 Aug 2001 - Betty Everett
22 Aug 2011 - Jerry Leiber (Leiber & Stoller)
22 Aug 2011 - Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson)
23 Aug 2001 - Eric Allendale (The Foundations)

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 10, 2014

Week of 11 August 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 11 - 17:

11 - Joe Jackson, 1954; Eric Carmen, 1949; Jim Kale (Guess Who), 1943; Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann), 1942
12 - Pat Metheny, 1954; Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), 1949
13 - Dave "Baby" Cortez, 1938; Scott Powell (Sha Na Na), 1948; Dan Fogelberg, 1951 (died 2007)
14 - David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash), 1941; Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts), 1940; Larry Graham, 1946
15 - Sylvie Vartan, 1944; Jimmy Webb, 1946; Bobby Caldwell, 1951; Bobby Helms, 1933 (died 1997); Bobby Byrd, 1934 (died 2007)
16 - James "J.T." Taylor (Kool & The Gang), 1953; Barbara George, 1942 (died 2006); Eydie Gormé, 1928 (died 2013)
17 - Sib Hashian (Boston), 1949; Mark Dinning, 1933 (died 1986)

In remembrance of those who left us:

11 Aug - Ed Townsend (2003)
12 Aug - Kyu Sakamoto (1985)
13 Aug - King Curtis (1971)
13 Aug - Joe Tex (1982)
13 Aug - Les Paul (2009)
14 Aug - Johnny Burnette (1964)
14 Aug - Tony Williams (The Platters) (1992)
16 Aug - Elvis Presley (1977)

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 03, 2014

Week of 04 August 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 4 - 10:

04 - Timi Yuro, 1940 (died 2004)
05 - Greg Leskiw (Guess Who), 1947; Rick Derringer, 1947; Samantha Sang, 1953
06 - Vinnie Vincent (KISS), 1952
07 - B.J. Thomas, 1942
08 - Mel Tillis, 1932; Connie Stevens, 1938; John David (Dr. Hook), 1942; Joe Tex, 1933 (died 1982)
09 - Barbara Mason, 1947
10 - Ronnie Spector, 1943; Patti Austin, 1948; Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), 1947; Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers), 1940 (died 2003)

In remembrance of those who left us:


04 Aug 2007 - Lee Hazlewood
05 Aug 1992 - Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
06 Aug 2004 - Rick James
06 Aug 2012 - Marvin Hamlisch
09 Aug 1995 - Jerry Garcia
10 Aug 2006 - Barbara George
10 Aug 2008 - Isaac Hayes
10 Aug 2013 - Eydie Gormé

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, July 27, 2014

Week of 28 July 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2014:

July:
28 - Steve Morse (Deep Purple), 1954; Simon Kirke (Bad Company), 1949; Jonathan Edwards, 1946; George Cummings (Dr. Hook), 1938; Rick Wright (Pink Floyd), 1945 (died 2008)
29 - Patty Scialfa (E Street Band), 1953; Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon), 1946
30 - David Sanborn, 1945; Paul Anka, 1941
31 - Hugh McDowell (ELO), 1953

August:
01 - Tim Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive), 1951; Geoff Britton (Wings), 1943; Jerry Garcia, 1942 (died 1995);  Boz Burrell (Bad Company), 1946 (died 2006); Rick Coonce (The Grass Roots), 1946 (died 2011)
02 - Garth Hudson (The Band), 1937; Doris Coley (The Shirelles), 1941 (died 2000); Jim Capaldi (Traffic), 1944 (died 2005); Andrew Gold, 1951 (died 2011)
03 - Beverly Lee (The Shirelles), 1941; Tony Bennett, 1926; Johnny Graham (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1951; Syreeta Wright, 1946 (died 2004)

In remembrance of those who left us:

29 Jul 1974 - Mama Cass Elliot
29 Jul 2011 - Gene McDaniels
31 Jul 2010 - Mitch Mille
02 Aug 1972 - Brian Cole (The Association)
02 Aug 2001 - Ron Townson (The 5th Dimension
02 Aug 2012 - Jimmy Jone
03 Aug 2010 - Bobby Hebb

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, July 20, 2014

Week of 21 July 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 21 - 27:

21 - Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam), 1948
22 - Don Henley (The Eagles), 1947; Richard Davies (Supertramp), 1944; Bobby Sherman, 1943
23 - Blair Thornton (BTO), 1950; David Essex, 1947
25 - Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1951
26 - Roger Taylor (Queen), 1949; Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), 1943; Darlene Love, 1941; Dobie Gray, 1940 (died 2011)
27 - Bobbie Gentry, 1944; Maureen McGovern, 1949

In remembrance of those who left us:

22 Jul 2005 - Eugene Record (The Chi-Lites)
24 Jul 2011 - Dan Peek (America)
24 Jul 2012 - Larry Hoppen (Orleans)
25 Jul 1995 - Charlie Rich
26 Jul 1992 - Mary Wells
27 Jul 2001 - Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
27 Jul 2010 - Al Goodman (Ray, Goodman & Brown)

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