Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week of 21 Apr 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 21 - 27:

21 - Iggy Pop, 1947; John Weider (Eric Burdon and the New Animals), 1947; Paul Davis, 1948 (died 2008)
22 - Peter Frampton, 1950; Glen Campbell, 1936; Mel Carter, 1939
23 - Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull), 1947; Roy Orbison, 1936 (died 1988); Ray Peterson, 1939 (died 2005); Dale Houston (Dale & Grace), 1940 (died 2007)
24 - Nigel Harrison (Blondie), 1951; Richard Sterban (The Oak Ridge Boys), 1943; Robert Knight, 1945; Barbra Streisand, 1942; Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival), 1945; Freddie Scott, 1933 (died 2007); St. Clair Lee (The Hues Corporation), 1944 (died 2011)
25 - Michael Brown (The Left Banke), 1949; Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), 1945; Steve Ferrone (Average White Band), 1950; Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival), 1945
26 - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), 1960; Gary Wright, 1943; Bobby Rydell, 1942; Duane Eddy, 1938
27 - Cuba Gooding, Sr. (The Main Ingredient), 1944; Jerry Mercer (April Wine), 1939; Kate Pierson (The B-52's), 1948; Ace Frehley (Kiss), 1951; Casey Kasem, 1932; Pete Ham (Badfinger), 1947 (died 1975)

In remembrance of those who left us:

21 Apr 2008 - Al Wilso
22 Apr 2008 - Paul Davis
22 Apr 2013 - Richie Haven
24 Apr 1975 - Pete Ham (Badfinger
25 Apr 2007 - Bobby "Boris" Picket
26 Apr 2011 - Phoebe Snow
26 Apr 2013 - George Jone

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week of 14 Apr 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 14 - 20:

14 - Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), 1945; Loretta Lynn, 1935
15 - Dave Edmunds, 1944; Roy Clark, 1932
16 - Jimmy Osmond (The Osmonds), 1963; Bobby Vinton, 1935; Dusty Springfield, 1939 (died 1999); Ed Townsend, 1929 (died 2003); Gerry Rafferty, 1947 (died 2011)
17 - Billy Fury, 1940 (died 1983)
18 - Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na), 1946; Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann), 1941
19 - Eve Graham (The New Seekers), 1943; Mark Volman (The Turtles), 1947; Alan Price (The Animals), 1942; Dickie Goodman, 1934 (died 1989); Bobby Russell, 1940 (died 1992)
20 - Johnny Tillotson, 1939; Björn Skifs (Blue Swede), 1947; Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad), 1948; Luther Vandross, 1951 (died 2005)

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Apr 1960 - Eddie Cochran
17 Apr 1998 - Linda McCartney
18 Apr 2012 - Dick Clark
19 Apr 2012 - Levon Helm

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, April 06, 2014

Week of 07 Apr 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 7 - 13:

07 - Janis Ian, 1951; Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons), 1947; John Oates (Hall & Oates), 1949; Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull), 1943; Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), 1938 (died 2005)
08 - Julian Lennon, 1963; Steve Howe (Yes), 1947
09 - Carl Perkins, 1932 (died 1998)
10 - Bobbie Smith (The Spinners), 1936 (died 2013)
12 - David Cassidy, 1950; Lois Reeves (Martha and the Vandellas), 1948; John Kay (Steppenwolf), 1944; Herbie Hancock, 1940; Alex Briley (Village People), 1947; Tiny Tim, 1932 (died 1996)
13 - Max Weinberg (E Street Band), 1951; Jimmy Destri (Blondie), 1954; Peabo Bryson, 1951; Al Green, 1946; Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane), 1944

In remembrance of those who left us:

08 Apr 1997 - Laura Nyro
08 Apr 2013 - Annette Funicello
09 Apr 2003 - Little Eva Boyd
09 Apr 1988 - Brook Benton
09 Apr 1988 - Dave Prater (Sam & Dave)
11 Apr 2006- June Pointer

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

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

About Oldies Connection

Welcome to the official blog for Oldies Connection, which is celebrating its 10th year online in 2014. When I first started Oldies Connection in early 2004, the site consisted of fewer than twenty pages; since then, it has evolved to more than 1,000—all of which pay homage to the singers, groups, and great music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

In addition to original writeups and music reviews, Oldies Connection contains two birthday lists (one by date, one alphabetical); three memorial pages (one alphabetical, one by date, one by year); an Oldies Radio page, which lists oldies broadcast radio stations by U.S. state; an Internet Oldies page (online-only oldies stations); and the pièce de résistance, The Artists of Oldies Connection, which features an alphabetical list of links for nearly one thousand singers and groups who got their start in the '50s, '60s, or '70s; each link navigates to a page that has links to the artist's official web site, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and MySpace profile, if applicable, as well as to Wikipedia pages and YouTube search results and/or official channels. Each artist page also has graphic links to CD/MP3 product pages on Amazon.com; many of these are via widgets that update automatically with the latest releases.

There's also Laura's Little Shop of Oldies, powered by Amazon.com, where visitors can browse for music and books directly on Oldies Connection. I've done the work so you don't have to; everything is organized by category, and clicking on a category name (i.e, The Beatles) will bring up any subcategories (i.e., John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The store includes a Search box in case you don't see what you're looking for.

Oldies Connection is all over the Web. In addition to the main site and Facebook Page, there are also Twitter feeds, Pinterest boards, and several blogs on Blogger, Wordpress, and Tumblr. An "Arrivals and Departures" blog is posted every Sunday on the Oldies Connection blog, commemorating birthdays and anniversaries of passings coming up that week. Latest news is posted via Twitter, which is embedded on the home page. The newest page on Oldies Connection, Photos, has links to photo albums, Tumblr, Pinterest, and a few dedicated photo sites. The social media pages are continually active, and the main site is updated frequently and constantly expanding with new content. I refer to Oldies Connection as "your one-stop source for info on artists from the '50s, '60s and '70s," and that basically describes what the site is all about. Thank you for visiting Oldies Connection and for your continued support for these wonderful groups and singers from rock & roll's golden era.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Week of 31 Mar 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 31 - April 6, 2014:

March:
31 - Pat McGlynn (Bay City Rollers), 1958; Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis & The News), 1953; Herb Alpert, 1935; Shirley Jones, 1934; Mick Ralphs (Bad Company), 1944

April:
01 - Phil Margo (The Tokens), 1942; John Barbata (The Turtles; Jefferson Airplane/Starship), 1945; Rudoph Isley (Isley Brothers), 1939; Jeff Porcaro (Toto), 1954 (died 1992); Ronnie Lane (Faces), 1946 (died 1997)
02 - Emmylou Harris, 1947; Leon Russell, 1942; Marvin Gaye, 1939 (died 1984); Kurt Winter (The Guess Who), 1946 (died 1997); Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1952 (died 2001)
03 - Billy Joe Royal, 1942; Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad), 1951; Tony Orlando, 1944; Wayne Newton, 1942; Philippé Wynne (The Spinners), 1941 (died 1984); Richard Manuel (The Band), 1943 (died 1986); Jan Berry (Jan & Dean), 1941 (died 2004)
04 - Hugh Masekela, 1939; Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band), 1948 (died 1972); Major Lance, 1939 (died 1994)
05 - Agnetha Fältskog (ABBA), 1950; Allan Clarke (The Hollies), 1942; Tony Williams (The Platters), 1928 (died 1992); Ronald White (The Miracles), 1939 (died 1995); Crispian St. Peters, 1939 (died 2010)
06 - Merle Haggard, 1927

In remembrance of those who left us:

31 Mar 1986 - O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (The Isley Brothers)
01 Apr 1984 - Marvin Gaye
02 Apr 2003 - Edwin Starr
05 Apr 1981 - Bob Hite (Canned Heat)
05 Apr 1998 - Cozy Powell (The Jeff Beck Group)
05 Apr 2006 - Gene Pitney
06 Apr 1984 - Ral Donner

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, March 23, 2014

Week of 24 Mar 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 24 - 30:

24 - Nick Lowe, 1949; Lee Oskar (War), 1948; Dougie Thomson (Supertramp), 1951; Steve Lang (April Wine), 1949
25 - Elton John, 1947; Aretha Franklin, 1942; Johnny Burnette, 1934 (died 1964)
26 - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), 1948; Richard Tandy (ELO), 1948; Fred Sheehan (Boston), 1946; Diana Ross, 1944; Teddy Pendergrass, 1950 (died 2010)
27 - Tony Banks (Genesis), 1950
28 - John Evan (Jethro Tull), 1948; Milan Williams (The Commodores), 1948 (died 2006)
29 - Bobby Kimball (Toto), 1947; Vangelis, 1943; Chad Allan (Guess Who), 1943; Terry Jacks (The Poppy Family), 1944
30 - Dave Ball (Procol Harum), 1950; Eric Clapton, 1945; Graeme Edge (Moody Blues), 1941; Al Goodman (Ray, Goodman & Brown), 1943 (died 2010)

In remembrance of those who left us:

24 Mar 2010 - Johnny Maestro
25 Mar 2009 - "England" Dan Seals
26 Mar 2004 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean)
30 Mar 2004 - Timi Yuro

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, March 16, 2014

Week of 17 Mar 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 17 - 23:

17 - Harold Brown (War), 1946; John Sebastian, 1944; Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), 1941; Jim Weatherly, 1943; Zola Taylor (The Platters), 1938 (died 2007)
18 - Irene Cara, 1959; John Hartman (Doobie Brothers), 1950; Wilson Pickett, 1941 (died 2006); Charley Pride, 1938
19 - Derek Longmuir (Bay City Rollers), 1955; Paul Atkinson (The Zombies), 1946; Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters), 1946
20 - Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), 1950; Jerry Reed, 1937 (died 2008)
21 - Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), 1950; Eddie Money, 1949; Rose Stone (Sly & The Family Stone), 1945; Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry), 1946; Russell Thompkins, Jr. (The Stylistics), 1951; Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas), 1963 (died 2003); Solomon Burke, 1940 (died 2010)
22 - Stephanie Mills, 1957; George Benson, 1943; Jeremy Clyde (Chad and Jeremy), 1941; Keith Relf (The Yardbirds), 1943 (died 1976)
23 - Ric Ocasek (The Cars), 1949; Chaka Khan, 1953

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Mar 1996 - Terry Stafford
17 Mar 2010 - Alex Chilton (The Box Tops)
18 Mar 2001 - John Phillips
19 Mar 2007 - Luther Ingram
20 Mar 1987 - Norman Harris (MFSB)
21 Mar 1987 - Dean Paul Martin (Dino, Desi, & Billy)
22 Mar 1986 - Mark Dinning
22 Mar 1994 - Dan Hartman
22 Mar 1996 - Don Murray (Turtles)
22 Mar 2005 - Rod Price (Foghat)

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, March 09, 2014

Week of 10 Mar 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 10 - 16:

10 - Tom Scholz (Boston), 1947; Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean), 1940
11 - Bobby McFerrin, 1950; Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat), 1945; Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), 1947; Cheryl Lynn, 1957
12 - James Taylor, 1948; Liza Minnelli, 1946; Al Jarreau, 1940; Marlon Jackson (The Jacksons), 1957
13 - Neil Sedaka, 1939
14 - Walter Parazaider (Chicago), 1945; Jim Pons (The Turtles), 1943; Phil Phillips, 1931; Michael Martin Murphey, 1945; Quincy Jones, 1933; Rick Dees, 1950
15 - Howard Scott (War), 1946; Sly Stone (Sly & The Family Stone), 1943; Mike Love (The Beach Boys), 1941; Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), 1940
16 - Nancy Wilson (Heart), 1954; Michael Owen Bruce (Alice Cooper), 1948

In remembrance of those who left us:

10 Mar 1988 - Andy Gibb
10 Mar 1997 - LaVern Baker
12 Mar 2012 - Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers)
14 Mar 2011 - Ronnie Hammond (ARS)
15 Mar 2002 - Marshall Leib (The Teddy Bears)
16 Mar 1970 - Tammi Terrell
16 Mar 1993 - Johnny Cymbal
16 Mar 2013 - Bobbie Smith (The Spinners)

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, March 02, 2014

Week of 03 Mar 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 3 - 9:

03 - Jennifer Warnes, 1947; Mike Pender (The Searchers), 1942; Jance Garfat (Dr. Hook), 1944 (died 2006)
04 - Chris Squire (Yes), 1948; Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band), 1951; Shakin' Stevens, 1948; Bob Lewis (Devo), 1947; Bobby Womack, 1944; Eric Allendale (The Foundations), 1936 (died 2001); Miriam Makeba, 1932 (died 2008)
05 - Murray Head, 1946; Paul Evans, 1938; Andy Gibb, 1958 (died 1988)
06 - Kiki Dee, 1947; Hugh Grundy (The Zombies), 1945; David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), 1946; Mary Wilson (The Supremes), 1944; Sylvia Robinson (Mickey & Sylvia), 1936 (died 2011)
07 - Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum), 1946; Chris White (The Zombies), 1943
08 - Michael Allsup (Three Dog Night), 1947; Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), 1945; Randy Meisner (The Eagles), 1946; Peggy March, 1948
09 - Mark Lindsay, 1942; Jeffrey Osborne, 1948; Gary Walker (The Walker Brothers), 1942; Lloyd Price, 1933; Mickey Gilley, 1936; Robin Trower (Procol Harum), 1945

In remembrance of those who left us:

03 Mar 2008 - Norman "Hurricane" Smith
04 Mar 1986 - Richard Manuel (The Band)
04 Mar 2011 - Johnny Preston
05 Mar 1963 - Patsy Cline
06 Mar 2006 - King Floyd
06 Mar 2013 - Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
07 Mar 2009 - Jimmy Boyd
08 Mar 1973 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)

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, February 23, 2014

Week of 24 Feb 2014 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of February 24 - March 2, 2014:

February:
24 - George Thorogood, 1950; Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band), 1947;  Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), 1942
25 - George Harrison, 1943 (died 2001)
26 - Michael Bolton, 1953; Jonathan Cain (Journey), 1950; Mitch Ryder, 1945; Paul Cotton (Poco), 1943; Fats Domino, 1928; Bob Hite (Canned Heat), 1943 (died 1981); Johnny Cash, 1932 (died 2003)
27 - Neil Schon (Santana; Journey), 1954; Guy Mitchell, 1927 (died 1999)
28 - Brian Jones, 1942 (died 1969); Joe South, 1940 (died 2012)

March:
01 - Roger Daltrey (The Who), 1944; Mike D'Abo (Manfred Mann), 1944; Jerry Fisher (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1943; Harry Belafonte, 1927
02 - Jay Osmond (The Osmonds), 1955; John Cowsill (The Cowsills), 1956; Karen Carpenter, 1950 (died 1983); Lawrence Payton (The Four Tops), 1938 (died 1997); Tony Meehan (The Shadows), 1943 (died 2005); Lou Reed, 1942 (died 2013)

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Feb 1993 - Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)
25 Feb 2005 - Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
25 Feb 2011 - Rick Coonce (The Grass Roots)
26 Feb 1990 - Cornell Gunter (The Coasters)
27 Feb 1968 - Frankie Lymon
27 Feb 2013 - Richard Street (The Temptations)
28 Feb 1974 - Bobby Bloom
28 Feb 2008 - Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five)
29 Feb 2012 - Davy Jones
02 Mar 1999 - Dusty Springfield
02 Mar 2003 - Hank Ballard
02 Mar 2008 - Jeff Healey

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