Monday, December 31, 2012

Week of 31 Dec 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 31 - January 6:

December:
31 - Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), 1951; Burton Cummings (The Guess Who), 1947; Andy Summers (The Police), 1942; John Denver, 1943 (died 1997); Pete Quaife (The Kinks), 1943 (died 2010); Donna Summer, 1948 (died 2012)

January:
01 - Country Joe McDonald, 1942; Clay Cole, 1938 (died 2010)
02 - Roger Miller, 1936 (died 1992)
03 - Stephen Sills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), 1945; Van Dyke Parks, 1941; George Martin, 1926; John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), 1946
04 - Arthur Conley, 1946 (died 2003)
05 - Chris Stein (Blondie), 1950; George Brown (Kool & The Gang), 1949
06 - Kathie Sledge (Sister Sledge), 1959; Van McCoy, 1944 (died 1979)

In remembrance of those who left us:

31 Dec 1985 - Ricky Nelson
02 Jan 1981 - David Lynch (Platters)
04 Jan 2011 - Gerry Rafferty
05 Jan 1998 - Sonny Bono
06 Jan 2006 - Lou Rawls

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Week of 24 Dec 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 24 - 30:

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)
29 - Yvonne Elliman, 1951; Marianne Faithfull, 1946; Ray Thomas (Moody Blues), 1941; Cozy Powell (The Jeff Beck Group), 1947 (died 1998); Rick Danko (The Band), 1942 (died 1999)
30 - Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull), 1946; Jeff Lynne (ELO and Traveling Wilburys), 1947; Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), 1937; Patti Smith, 1946; Michael Nesmith (The Monkees), 1942; Del Shannon, 1934 (died 1990); Skeeter Davis, 1931 (died 2004); Bo Diddley, 1928 (died 2008);  Davy Jones (The Monkees), 1945 (died 2012)

In remembrance of those who left us:


25 Dec 2006 - James Brown
25 Dec 2008 - Eartha Kitt
27 Dec 2008 - Delaney Bramlett
28 Dec 1983 - Dennis Wilson
28 Dec 2005 - Barry Cowsill*
29 Dec 1980 - Tim Hardin

*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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Monday, December 17, 2012

Week of 17 Dec 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of December 17 - 23:

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)
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:


18 Dec 2010 - Clay Cole
20 Dec 1973 - Bobby Darin

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Week of 10 Dec 2012 - Arrivals and Departures


Birthdays for the week of December 10 - 16:

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 - Joyce Vincent Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn), 1946; Charlie Rich, 1932 (died 1995)
15 - Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five), 1942; Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes), 1939
16 - Benny Anderson (ABBA), 1946; Tony Hicks (The Hollies), 1943

In remembrance of those who left us:

10 Dec 1967 - Otis Redding
11 Dec 1964 - Sam Cooke
12 Dec 2007 - Ike Turner
16 Dec 1997 - Nicolette Larson
16 Dec 2007 - Dan Fogelberg

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Week of 03 Dec 2012 - Arrivals and Departures


Birthdays for the week of December 3 - 9:

03 - Nicky Stevens (Brotherhood of Man), 1951; Ozzy Osbourne, 1948; Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship), 1949; Andy Williams, 1927 (died 2012)
04 - Freddie Cannon, 1939; 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)
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

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)
08 Dec 1980 - John Lennon

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Week of 26 Nov 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 26 - December 2:

November:
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)

December:
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

27 Nov 2009 - Al Alberts
28 Nov 1993 - Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf)
29 Nov 2001 - George Harrison
30 Nov 1996 - Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury)
02 Dec 2006 - Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Week of 19 Nov 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 19 - 25:

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)
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

23 Nov 1994 - Tommy Boyce
24 Nov 1991 - Eric Carr (KISS)
24 Nov 1991 - Freddie Mercury

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Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week of 12 Nov 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of November 12 - 18:

12 - Bob Crewe, 1931; 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)
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)
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Nov 2003 - Arthur Conley

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Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Week of 05 Nov 2012 - Arrivals and Departures


Birthdays for the week of November 5 - 11:

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 - Patti Page, 1927; Bonnie Bramlett, 1944; Rickie Lee Jones, 1954; Leif Garrett, 1961; Bonnie Raitt, 1949; Roy Wood (ELO), 1946; Minnie Riperton, 1947 (died 1979); Don Murray (Turtles), 1945 (died 1996)
09 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary), 1936 (died 2009); Tom Fogerty (CCR),1941 (died 1990)
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

05 Nov 1986 - Bobby Nunn (The Coasters)
05 Nov 2003 - Bobby Hatfield
07 Nov 1991 - Carter Cornelius (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose)
07 Nov 2011 - Andrea True
09 Nov 2008 - Miriam Makeba

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Thank you and have a nice week!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Week of 29 Oct 2012 - Arrivals and Departures


Birthdays for the week of October 29 - November 4:

October:
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
03 - Lulu, 1948
04 - Delbert McClinton, 1940

In remembrance of those who left us:

29 Oct 1971 - Duane Allman

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Week of 22 Oct 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 22 - 28:

22 - Annette Funicello, 1942; Leslie West (Mountain), 1945; Eddie Brigati (The Rascals), 1945; Bobby Fuller, 1942 (died 1966)
23 - 'Weird' Al Yankovic, 1959
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
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Oct 1992 - Roger Miller

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Oldies Connection

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week of 15 Oct 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 15 - 21:

15 - Mickey Baker (Mickey & Sylvia), 1925; Barry McGuire, 1935; Tito Jackson (The Jacksons), 1953; Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters), 1946;  Marv Johnson, 1938 (died 1993)
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 - George McCrae, 1944; Jeannie C. Riley, 1945; Patrick Simmons (The Doobie Brothers), 1948
20 - Tom Petty, 1953
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Oct 2008 - Levi Stubbs
18 Oct 2008 - Dee Dee Warwick
20 Oct 1977 - Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

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, October 08, 2012

Week of 08 Oct 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 8 - 14:

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
11 - Darryl Hall (Hall & Oates), 1949
12 - Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), 1935; Melvin Franklin (The Temptations), 1942 (died 1995)
13 - Marie Osmond, 1959; Robert Lamm (Chicago), 1944; Paul Simon, 1941
14 - Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), 1946; Cliff Richard, 1940; Norman Harris (MFSB), 1947 (died 1987)

In remembrance of those who left us:

10 Oct 2010 - Solomon Burke
12 Oct 1997 - John Denver
12 Oct 1971 - Gene Vincent
13 Oct 2009 - Al Martino
14 Oct 2006 - Freddie Fender

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Thank you and have a nice week!

Oldies Connection

Monday, October 01, 2012

Week of 01 Oct 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of October 1 - 7:

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)
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

01 Oct 2004 - Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield)
04 Oct 1970 - Janis Joplin
05 Oct 1992 - Eddie Kendricks

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Oldies Connection

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week of 24 Sep 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 24 - 30:

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
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; Frankie Lymon, 1942 (died 1968); Marc Bolan, 1947 (died 1977)

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Sep 1980 - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
26 Sep 2003 - Robert Palmer
27 Sep 1979 - Jimmy McCulloch (Wings)
29 Sep 2011 - Sylvia Robinson

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Oldies Connection

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week of 17 Sep 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 17 - 23:

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
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

18 Sep 1970 - Jimi Hendrix
19 Sep 1973 - Gram Parsons
19 Sep 2009 - Arthur Ferrante
20 Sep 1973 - Jim Croce

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Oldies Connection

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week of 10 Sep 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 10 - 16:

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
15 - Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly), 1942
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

12 Sep 2003 - Johnny Cash
15 Sep 2008 - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
16 Sep 1977 - Marc Bolan
16 Sep 2009 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary)

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Oldies Connection

Monday, September 03, 2012

Week of 03 Sep 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of September 3 - 9:

03 - Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), 1948; George Biondo (Steppenwolf), 1945; Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), 1942
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)
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; 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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

06 Sep 1990 - Tom Fogerty (CCR)
07 Sep 1978 - Keith Moon
07 Sep 2003 - Warren Zevon

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Oldies Connection

Monday, August 27, 2012

Week of 27 Aug 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 27 - September 2:

August:
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)
31 - Jerry Allison (The Crickets), 1939; Van Morrison, 1945; Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac), 1945 (died 2012)

September:
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)

In remembrance of those who left us:

01 Sep 2008 - Jerry Reed

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Oldies Connection

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Week of 20 Aug 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 20 - 26:

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, 1947 (died 1978)
24 - Mason Williams, 1938; Steve Holly (Wings), 1953; Mike Derosier (Heart), 1951; Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band), 1945
25 - Gene Simmons (Kiss), 1949; Elvis Costello, 1954 
26 - Vic Dana, 1942; Valerie Simpson, 1946

In remembrance of those who left us:

22 Aug - Jerry Leiber (Leiber & Stoller) (2011)
22 Aug - Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson) (2011)
26 Aug - Laura Branigan (2004)
26 Aug - Ellie Greenwich (2009)

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Oldies Connection

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week of 13 Aug 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 13 - 19:

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 - Eydie Gorme, 1928; James "J.T." Taylor (Kool & The Gang), 1953; Barbara George, 1942 (died 2006)
17 - Sib Hashian (Boston), 1949; Mark Dinning, 1933 (died 1986)
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

13 Aug 1982 - Joe Tex
13 Aug 2009 - Les Paul
16 Aug 1977 - Elvis Presley
18 Aug 2008 - Pervis Jackson (The Spinners)

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Oldies Connection

Monday, August 06, 2012

Week of 06 Aug 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of August 6 - 12:

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)
10 - Ronnie Spector, 1943; Patti Austin, 1948; Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), 1947; Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers), 1940 (died 2003)
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

09 Aug - Jerry Garcia (1995)
10 Aug - Isaac Hayes (2008)
11 Aug - Ed Townsend (2003)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Week of 30 July 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 30 - August 5:

July:
30 - David Sanborn, 1945; Paul Anka, 1941
31 - Hugh McDowell (ELO), 1953 (died 1976)

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; Johnny Graham (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1951; Syreeta Wright, 1946 (died 2004)
04 - Timi Yuro (died 2004)
05 - Greg Leskiw (Guess Who), 1947; Rick Derringer, 1947; Samantha Sang, 1953

In remembrance of those who left us:

31 Jul 2010 - Mitch Miller
03 Aug 2010 - Bobby Hebb
04 Aug 2007 - Lee Hazlewood

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Week of 23 July 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 23 - 29:

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
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

In remembrance of those who left us:

24 Jul 2011 - Dan Peek (America)
25 Jul 1995 - Charlie Rich
26 Jul 1992 - Mary Wells
29 Jul 1974 - Mama Cass Elliot
29 Jul 2011 - Gene McDaniels

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Week of 16 July 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 16 - 22:

16 - Stewart Copeland (The Police), 1951
17 - Terry "Geezer" Butler (Black Sabbath), 1949; Nicolette Larson, 1952 (died 1997); Phoebe Snow, 1950 (died 2011)
18 - Ricky Skaggs, 1954; Martha Reeves, 1941; Dion DiMucci, 1939
19 - Brian May (Queen), 1947; Bernie Leadon (The Eagles), 1947
20 - Carlos Santana (Santana), 1947; Kim Carnes, 1946; John Lodge (Moody Blues), 1943
21 - Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam), 1948
22 - Don Henley (The Eagles), 1947; Richard Davies (Supertramp), 1944; Bobby Sherman, 1943

In remembrance of those who left us:

16 Jul 1981 - Harry Chapin
17 Jul 2009 - Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Week of 09 July 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 9 - 15:

09 - Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge), 1954
10 - Arlo Guthrie, 1947
11 - Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), 1959; Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters), 1950
12 - Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), 1943; Eric Carr (KISS), 1950 (died 1991)
13 - Louise Mandrell, 1954; Stephen Bladd (The J. Geils Band), 1942; Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), 1942
15 - Linda Ronstadt, 1946

In remembrance of those who left us:

11 Jul 2011 - Rob Grill
12 Jul 1979 - Minnie Riperton

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Week of 02 July 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of July 2 - 8:
02 - Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & The News), 1952
03 - David Lynch (The Platters), 1929 (died 1981); Laura Branigan, 1957 (died 2004)
04 - John Waite, 1955; Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1951; Bill Withers, 1938
05 - Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis & The News), 1950
06 - Rik Elswit (Dr. Hook), 1945; Bill Haley, 1925 (died 1981)
07 - Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), 1940; David Hodo (Village People), 1947

In remembrance of those who left us:

03 Jul 1969 - Brian Jones
03 Jul 1971 - Jim Morrison
03 Jul 2007 - Boots Randolph
04 Jul 2003 - Barry White
04 Jul 2007 - Bill Pinkney
06 Jul 1979 - Van McCoy
06 Jul 2004 - Syreeta Wright

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Week of 25 June 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of June 25 - July 1:

June:
25 - Ian McDonald (Foreigner), 1946; Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult), 1946; Carly Simon, 1945; Eddie Floyd, 1935
26 - Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension), 1940
27 - Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys), 1944
28 - Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum), 1943
29 - Evelyn "Champagne" King, 1960; "Little" Eva Boyd, 1943 (died 2003)
30 - Adrian Wright (Human League), 1956; Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), 1953; Andy Scott (Sweet), 1951; Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band), 1944; Florence Ballard (Supremes), 1943 (died 1976)

July:
01 - Debbie Harry (Blondie), 1945

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Jun 2009 - Michael Jackson
27 Jun 2002 - John Entwistle (The Who)
01 Jul 1995 - Wolfman Jack

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Week of 18 June 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of June 18 - 24:
18 - Paul McCartney, 1942
19 - Ann Wilson (Heart), 1950
20 - Lionel Richie, 1949; Anne Murray, 1945; Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), 1942
21 - Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), 1950; Joey Molland (Badfinger), 1948; Ray Davies (The Kinks), 1944
22 - Alan Osmond (The Osmonds), 1949; Todd Rundgren, 1948; Howard Kaylan (The Turtles), 1945; Kris Kristofferson, 1936
23 - June Carter Cash, 1929 (died 2003)
24 - John Illsley (Dire Straits), 1949; Jeff Beck, 1944; Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), 1942

In remembrance of those who left us:

18 Jun 2011 - Clarence Clemons

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Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week of 11 June 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of June 11 - 17:

11 - Joey Dee (The Starliters), 1940; Frank Beard (ZZ Top), 1949; Graham Russell (Air Supply), 1950
12 - Len Barry, 1942; Reg Presley (The Troggs), 1941; Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick), 1951
13 - Bobby Freeman, 1940; Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook), 1949
14 - Rod Argent, 1945; Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish), 1947; Alan White (Yes), 1949
15 - Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply), 1949; Steve Walsh (Kansas), 1951; Waylon Jennings, 1937 (died 2002); Harry Nilsson, 1941  (died 1994)
16 - Edward Levert (The O'Jays), 1942; Gino Vannelli, 1952
17 - Barry Manilow, 1943

In remembrance of those who left us:

12 Jun 2011 - Carl Gardner (Coasters)
13 Jun 2010 - Jimmy Dean

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Week of 04 June 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of June 4 - 10:

04 - Michelle Phillips (Mamas & Papas), 1944; El DeBarge, 1961; Roger Ball (Average White Band), 1944; Jimmy McCulloch (Wings), 1952  (died 1979); Freddie Fender, 1937 (died 2006)
05 - Freddie Stone (Sly & the Family Stone), 1946
06 - Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939; Levi Stubbs (Four Tops), 1936 (died 2008)
07 - Tom Jones, 1940
08 - Bonnie Tyler, 1953; Boz Scaggs, 1944; Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), 1942; Nancy Sinatra, 1940
09 - Jon Lord (Deep Purple), 1941; Jackie Wilson, 1934 (died 1984)
10 - Shirley Alston (The Shirelles), 1941

In remembrance of those who left us:

06 Jun 2006 - Billy Preston
10 Jun 2004 - Ray Charles

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Paul McCartney Cites Mark Wirtz' "Teenage Opera" as Influence


No sooner does Oldies Connection post a blog about the new single by former EMI producer Mark Wirtz than Sir Paul McCartney cites the Wirtz classic "Teenage Opera" as a major influence on his songwriting!

In an interview conducted by Paul Draper from the band Mansun and posted on Drowned in Sound, Sir Paul discusses songwriting in general and his 1971 album RAM (which has just been re-released as a special edition 2-CD digipak) in particular. During the interview, when asked about influences, Sir Paul responds that "A Teenage Opera" by Keith West was the record that helped him to realize that songs could be "cut like a film," with key and tempo changes.

The entire "Teenage Opera" concept was the brainchild of Mark Wirtz, who literally dreamed up the story of Grocer Jack (the first character in what would turn out to be a TO trilogy) one night and subsequently mentioned it to Geoff Emerick, the engineer Wirtz shared with The Beatles. Keith West from the band Tomorrow co-wrote the song "Excerpt From a Teenage Opera (Grocer Jack)" with Wirtz and recorded it at Abbey Road Studios in early 1967. The rather charming track, which features a children's chorus brought in by Wirtz, was released in May of that year. It peaked at #2 and paved the way for the "Teenage Opera" project, which was slated to become an actual rock opera (predating The Who's "Tommy" by two years). The second single, "Sam," which told the story of a steam-train engineer and also featured what had quickly become a Wirtz trademark—a children's chorus—was recorded by West and released that October. Unfortunately, although "Sam" made the Top Forty, it didn't rank as highly as its predecessor. After Keith West left the project, Wirtz recorded the third song, "(He's Our Dear Old) Weatherman" under his own name. EMI ultimately brought the curtain down on the "Teenage Opera," and it wouldn't be until 1996 when an approximation of "what might have been," featuring various Mark Wirtz tracks, was released on CD.

Despite the shelving of the project, the "Teenage Opera" concept and productions by Mark Wirtz influenced McCartney and other musicians in their own work, and continue to be fondly remembered by fans 45 years later.



(Below) Mark Wirtz MP3s on Amazon.com
(includes A Teenage Opera plus new Mark Wirtz release, Lost Pets 2)
Click on the player to hear sound samples

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week of 28 May 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of May 28 - June 3:

May:
28 - John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), 1945; Gladys Knight, 1944; Billy Vera, 1944
29 - LaToya Jackson,1956; Rebbie Jackson (The Jacksons), 1950; Gary Brooker (Procul Harum), 1945
31 - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary), 1938; Johnny Paycheck, 1938 (died 2003); John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), 1948 (died 1980)

June:
01 - Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), 1947; Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), 1953; Pat Boone, 1934
02 - Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones), 1941
03 - Deniece Williams, 1951; Dan Hill, 1954; Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1952; Suzi Quatro (1950)

In remembrance of those who left us:

01 Jun 1991 - David Ruffin
02 Jun 2008 - Bo Diddley
03 Jun 2011 - Andrew Gold

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mark Wirtz On the Charts With New Single


Award-winning composer/producer Mark Wirtz has a hit in the making with his wonderful rendition of "I Need to Fall in Love." The romantic tune is the first single release from his most recent album, Lost Pets 2 (PoppyDisc Records), and was co-written by Wirtz with Bob Lind (of "Elusive Butterfly" fame) and Jim David (son of Brill Building songwriter Hal David). "I Need to Fall in Love" is being played on radio stations across the country and is currently in the Top Thirty according to the latest reports. For more on Mark Wirtz and Lost Pets 2, click here.

Below is the video for "I Need to Fall in Love." Give it a listen and see if you agree with Oldies Connection that this newest release by legendary EMI producer Mark Wirtz is a winner. (Not bad for a guy who, in addition to his many musical accomplishments, is also a stand-up comedian who regularly appears at comedy venues in the southeastern United States!)







Also available on iTunes
Mark Wirtz - Official site

UPDATE (31 May 2012): See Paul McCartney Cites Mark Wirtz' Teenage Opera As Influence

Monday, May 21, 2012

Week of 21 May 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of May 21 - 27:

21 - Leo Sayer, 1948; Bill Champlin (Chicago), 1947); Hilton Valentine (The Animals), 1943; Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers), 1941
22 - Bernie Taupin, 1950
24 - Rosanne Cash, 1955; Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult), 1947; Patti LaBelle, 1944; Bob Dylan, 1941
26 - Hank Williams, Jr., 1949; Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), 1948; Garry Peterson (Guess Who), 1945; Levon Helm (The Band), 1940 (died 2012)

In remembrance of those who left us:

24 May 1991 - Gene Clark (The Byrds)
26 May 1968 - Little Willie John
26 May 1977 - William Powell (The O'Jays)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week of 14 May 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of May 14 - 20:

14 - Jake Bruce (Cream), 1943; Bobby Darin, 1936 (died 1973)
15 - Dennis Fredericksen (Toto), 1951; Graham Goble (Little River Band), 1947; Brian Eno (Roxy Music), 1947; Trini Lopez, 1937; Eddy Arnold, 1918
16 - Janet Jackson, 1966; William Spooner (Grateful Dead), 1949;  Pervis Jackson (The Spinners), 1938
17 - George Johnson (Brothers Johnson), 1953; Bill Bruford (Yes), 1949
18 - George Strait, 1952; Bill Wallace (Guess Who), 1949; Rick Wakeman (Yes), 1949
19 - Grace Jones, 1948; Pete Townshend, 1945
20 - Cher, 1946; Joe Cocker, 1944

In remembrance of those who left us:

15 May 2003 - June Carter Cash
19 May 2006 - Freddie Garrity (Freddie and the Dreamers)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Week of 07 May 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of May 7 - 13:

07 - Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), 1946
08 - Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1951; Toni Tennille (Captain & Tennille), 1943
09 - Billy Joel, 1949
10 - Bono (aka Paul Hewson) (U2), 1960; Donovan, 1946; Dave Mason, 1946
11 - Eric Burdon (Animals), 1941
12 - Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), 1955; Burt Bacharach, 1928; Eric Singer (KISS), 1958
13 - Stevie Wonder, 1950; Mary Wells, 1943 (died 1992); Ritchie Valens, 1941 (died 1959)

In remembrance of those who left us:

07 May 1998 - Eddie Rabbitt
08 May 2008 - Eddy Arnold

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Week of 30 April 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 30 - May 6:

April:
30 - Willie Nelson, 1933; Bobby Vee, 1943; Merrill Osmond (The Osmonds), 1953

May:
01 - Ray Parker, Jr., 1954; Rita Coolidge, 1945; Judy Collins, 1939
02 - Jo Callis (Human League), 1955; Prescott Niles (The Knack), 1954; Lou Gramm (Foreigner), 1950; Larry Gatlin, 1948; Lesley Gore, 1946
03 - Christopher Cross, 1951; Frankie Valli, 1934; Engelbert Humperdink (1936; James Brown, 1933 (died 2006)
04 - Randy Travis, 1959; Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons), 1951; George Wadenius (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1945; Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson), 1942 (died 2011)
05 - Robin McNamara (1947); Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), 1948
06 - Bob Seger, 1945

In remembrance of those who left us:

01 May - Jim Hager (2008)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of 23 April 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 23 - 29:

23 - Ray Peterson, 1939 (died 2005); Roy Orbison,1936 (died 1988)
24 - Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull), 1947; Barbra Streisand, 1942;
Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival), 1945
25 - Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), 1945; Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival), 1945
26 - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), 1960; Gary Wright, 1943; Bobby Rydell,1942; Duane Eddy, 1938
27 - Ace Frehley (KISS), 1951; Casey Kasem, 1932
28 - John Wolters (Dr. Hook), 1945
29 - Tommy James, 1947; Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys), 1943; Tammi Terrell, 1945 (died 1970)

In remembrance of those who left us:

26 Apr 2011 - Phoebe Snow

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week of 16 April 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 16 - 22:

16 - Jimmy Osmond (The Osmonds), 1963; Bobby Vinton, 1935; Dusty Springfield, 1939 (died 1999); Ed Townsend, 1929 (died 2003); Gerry Rafferty, 1947 (died 2011)
18 - Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na), 1946; Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann), 1941
19 - Mark Volman (The Turtles), 1944
20 - Luther Vandross, 1951; Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad), 1948
21 - Iggy Pop, 1947
22 - Peter Frampton, 1950; Glen Campbell, 1936

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Apr 1960 - Eddie Cochran
17 Apr 1998 - Linda McCartney
21 Apr 2008 - Al Wilson
22 Apr 2008 - Paul Davis

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, April 09, 2012

Week of 09 April 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 9 - 15:

09 - Carl Perkins, 1932 (died 1998)
12 - David Cassidy, 1950; John Kay (Steppenwolf), 1944;
Herbie Hancock, 1940; Alexander Briley (Village People), 1951; Tiny Tim, 1932 (died 1996)
13 - Max Weinberg (E Street Band), 1951; Peabo Bryson, 1951;
Al Green, 1946; Jack Cassady (Jefferson Airplane), 1944
14 - Loretta Lynn, 1935
15 - Dave Edmunds, 1944; Roy Clark, 1932

In remembrance of those who left us:

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!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Week of 02 April 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of April 2 - 8:

02 - Leon Wilkerson (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1952; Emmylou Harris, 1947; Leon Russell, 1941; Marvin Gaye, 1939 (died 1984)
03 - Tony Orlando, 1944; Wayne Newton, 1942; Jan Berry (Jan & Dean), 1941 (died 2004)
05 - Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA), 1950
06 - Merle Haggard, 1927
07 - Janis Ian, 1951; John Oates (Hall & Oates), 1949; Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull), 1943; Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), 1943
08 - Julian Lennon, 1963; Steve Howe (Yes),1947

In remembrance of those who left us:

05 Apr 2006 - Gene Pitney

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Week of 26 March 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 26 - April 1:

March:
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 - Milan Williams (The Commodores), 1948; John Evans (Jethro Tull), 1948
29 - Bobby Kimball (Toto), 1947; Vangelis, 1943; Chad Allan (Guess Who), 1943
30 - Dave Ball (Procol Harum), 1950; Eric Clapton, 1945; Graeme Edge (Moody Blues), 1941
31 - Pat McGlynn (Bay City Rollers), 1958; Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis & The News), 1953; Al Goodman (Ray, Goodman & Brown), 1947; Herb Alpert (1935; Shirley Jones, 1934

April:
01 - John Barbata (Jefferson Starship), 1945; Rudoph Isley (Isley Brothers), 1939

In remembrance of those who left us:

26 Mar 2004 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean)
01 Apr  1984 - Marvin Gaye

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Week of 19 March 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 19 - 25:
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; Rosemary Stone (Sly & The Family Stone), 1945
22 - Stephanie Mills, 1957; George Benson, 1943
23 - Chaka Khan, 1953
25 - Elton John,1947; Aretha Franklin, 1942

In remembrance of those who left us:

19 Mar 2007 - Luther Ingram
22 Mar 1996 - Don Murray (Turtles)
24 Mar 2010 - Johnny Maestro
25 Mar 2009 - "England" Dan Seals

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Week of 12 March 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 12 - 18:
12 - James Taylor (1948; Liza Minnelli, 1946; Paul Kanter (Jefferson Airplane), 1941; Al Jarreau, 1940
13 - Neil Sedaka, 1939
14 - Walter Parazaider (Chicago), 1945; Jim Pons (The Turtles), 1943;
Quincy Jones,1933
15 - Howard Scott (War),1946; Sly Stone (Sly & The Family Stone), 1944; Mike Love (The Beach Boys),1941; Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead),1940
16 - Nancy Wilson (Heart), 1954
17 - Harold Brown (War), 1946; John Sebastian, 1944
18 - Irene Cara, 1959; John Hartman (Doobie Brothers), 1950; Wilson Pickett, 1941 (died 2006); Charley Pride, 1938

In remembrance of those who left us:

16 Mar 1970 - Tammi Terrell
17 Mar 2001 - John Phillips

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Davy Jones: Farewell, Daydream Believer

Still Believing: Davy Jones performs with The Monkees in Clearwater, Florida, in June of 2011. Photo by Laura Pinto.


On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the music world suffered a tragic loss when '60s teen idol Davy Jones died suddenly from a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, Jones was residing in Indiantown, Florida at the time of his death.





Born David Thomas Jones in Manchester, England, on 30 December 1945, the diminutive member of the Pre-Fab Four won the hearts of girls all across the U.S. and around the globe with his matinee-idol looks, lilting British accent, charm, and wit. Yet the path to stardom was, if not circuitous, at least a sharp zigzag. Jones had shown an interest in acting as a child, after appearing in a production of Tom Sawyer. When Jones' mother passed away from emphysema, the five-foot-three-inch Jones, who was 14 years old, shifted from a career as an actor to that of jockey. He trained under jockey Basil Foster, who encouraged the youngster to continue to pursue acting. In 1961, Jones appeared in the British soap opera Coronation Street. He went on to play the Artful Dodger in the original London production of Oliver!, a musical based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. When the production landed in the United States, Jones picked up the role on Broadway in 1963, garnering a Tony Award nomination. On February 9, 1964, Jones was one of the cast members who appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show the same night as The Beatles' first appearance on the program, singing "I'd Do Anything" with actress Georgia Brown. Standing in the wings, listening to the screams from the girls in the audience for the lads from Liverpool, Jones had a glimpse into his own future.





The future came with startling rapidity. In 1965, Jones was among some 437 other young hopefuls who auditioned for a role in a forthcoming TV series about a rock and roll band. Already signed to the production company, Screen Gems, Davy Jones was cast along with Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, and The Monkees premiered on U.S. television on September 12, 1966, on the NBC network.









From the moment The Monkees hit the airwaves, Jones was virtually never out of the spotlight. After the show was cancelled and the group disbanded, Jones began a solo career which endured until his death; indeed, his last live performance was just ten days prior to his passing. He also acted, on TV and stage, most notably appearing as the character Fagin in productions of the musical Oliver! In addition to all of this, Jones reprised his career as a jockey, winning his first race in 1996 at Lingfield Park Racecourse in the U.K.; and he participated in several Monkees reunion tours, most recently in 2011.

Jones' unexpected passing, ruled by the medical examiner to have been from a heart attack caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), touched off a storm surge of tweets, Facebook posts, and online writeups as fans, friends and celebrities recalled their memories of the man who was arguably the most popular of The Monkees.





Bandmate Micky Dolenz remembered Jones on his Facebook page; in part, he stated:
"The time [Davy and I] worked together and had together is something I'll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime."

Fellow Monkee Peter Tork chimed in via a Facebook Note:
"It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones. His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family. Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy."

The most spiritual response from one of the original Monkees came from Michael Nesmith. On his Facebook page, Michael wrote, in part:
"That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane. David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us."

Other celebs chimed in as well.

Howard Kaylan from The Turtles tweeted: "There's no cheering up Sleepy Jean. Sad. Davy Jones RIP. Miss you, buddy."

Neil Diamond, also from Twitter: "I'm sad to hear about Davy Jones. The Monkees were such a sensation that it was a thrill for me to have them record some of my early songs." (Diamond composed "I'm a Believer" and "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You," among others.)

Ron Dante, who was the voice of The Archies ("Sugar, Sugar") and later produced Barry Manilow's early hits, was a good friend of Jones'. Dante told TMZ that he was "floored" by the passing of his dear friend, who'd appeared to be in "perfect health." On his own Facebook page, Ron posted: "Cannot believe that Davy Jones is gone. God bless his soul."

Andy Kim (who co-composed "Sugar, Sugar" and later wrote and recorded "Rock Me Gently") posted on Facebook: "Everybody loved Davy’s smile, the way he came across and his incredible presence. In 1970, I co-wrote 'Oh My My' for the Monkees in 1970 (when they were down to just Jones and Dolenz). He was a phenomenal ambassador for a band that didn’t really start off a band but quickly became a force. He will be sadly missed."

(Above) Davy Jones (5'3") with Jeff Barry (6'4") - clowning around in 1966

Jeff Barry, Kim's "Sugar, Sugar" and "Oh My My" co-writer, who produced "I'm a Believer" and several other tracks for The Monkees, commented for this blog: "Davy was obviously a huge talent, but a wonderful person to work with as well. He will be so missed by so many."

Robin McNamara, who was also produced by Barry, says: "I remember doing the Upbeat TV show with Davy in Cleveland; I remember him as one of the funniest [and most] down to earth people I ever met. The world will miss him."

Females played a huge part in the life of Davy Jones. He was loved by girls and women all over the world; and he was surrounded by girls and women in his family life as well. Jones was the youngest of four children and the only boy. He left school and began training as a jockey after his mother died at the young age of 51. Married three times, Jones had four daughters, two each from his first two marriages. He is survived by his third wife, Jessica, and daughters Talia, Sarah, Jessica, and Annabel.

(Above) Very poignant video from the Rrazz Room in San Francisco. Listen to all the things Davy Jones says before launching into "Daydream Believer."

Davy Jones - official web site

Love Still Abides - announcement of Davy's passing from DavyJones.net

Davy Jones Guestbook on Legacy.com



My Davy Jones Pinterest board (features pix and videos; still a work in progress)



Entertainment on Today (MSNBC) - Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66 (includes video interview from last year)





(Above) Davy Jones (with Peter Tork, right) performing in Clearwater, Florida in June of 2011 as part of The Monkees' 45th Anniversary Tour. Photo by Laura Pinto.

Here's a video from that Clearwater show:




DAVID THOMAS JONES
30 DECEMBER 1945 - 29 FEBRUARY 2012
R.I.P.

Week of 05 March 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of March 5 - 11:

05 - Andy Gibb, 1958 (died 1988)
06 - Kiki Dee, 1947; Hugh Grundy (The Zombies), 1945; David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), 1944; Mary Wilson (The Supremes), 1944
07 - Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum), 1946; Chris White (The Zombies), 1943
08 - Michael Allsup (Three Dog Night), 1947; Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), 1945; Randy Meisner (The Eagles), 1948
09 - Mark Lindsay, 1942; Jeffrey Osborne, 1948; Mickey Gilley, 1936
10 - Tom Scholz (Boston), 1947; Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean), 1941
11 - Bobby McFerrin, 1950; Marlon Jackson (The Jacksons), 1957

In remembrance of those who left us:

09 Mar 2009 - Jimmy Boyd
10 Mar 1988 - Andy Gibb
10 Mar 1997 - LaVern Baker

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Week of 27 February 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of February 27 - March 4:

February:
27 - Neil Schon (Journey), 1954
28 - Brian Jones, 1942 (died 1969); Syreeta Wright, 1946 (died 2004)

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; Lou Reed, 1942; Karen Carpenter, 1950 (died 1983)
03 - Jennifer Warnes, 1947; Jance Garfat (Dr. Hook), 1944
04 - Chris Squire (Yes), 1948; Shakin' Stevens, 1948; Bobby Womack, 1944

In remembrance of those who left us:

27 Feb 1968 - Frankie Lymon
28 Feb 1974 - Bobby Bloom
28 Feb 2008 - Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five)
02 Mar 1999 - Dusty Springfield
02 Mar 2008 - Jeff Healey
03 Mar 2003 - Hank Ballard
03 Mar 2008 - Norman "Hurricane" Smith
04 Mar 2011  - Johnny Preston

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week of 20 February 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of February 20 - 26:
20 - Jon Brant (Cheap Trick), 1954; Walter Becker (Steely Dan), 1950; Jerome Geils (The J. Geils Band), 1946; Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears), 1944
22 - Bobby Hendricks (The Drifters), 1937; Norman "Hurricane" Smith, 1923 (died 2008)
23 - Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), 1952; Steve Priest (Sweet), 1950; Rusty Young (Poco), 1946; Johnny Winter, 1944
24 - 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; Johnny Cash, 1932 (died 2003

In remembrance of those who left us:

22 Feb 1976 - Florence Ballard (Supremes)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week of 13 February 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of February 13 - 19:

13 - Peter Gabriel, 1950; Peter Tork (The Monkees), 1944
14 - Roger Fisher (Heart), 1950
15 - Melissa Manchester, 1951; David Brown (Santana), 1947; John Helliwell (Supertramp), 1945; Mick Avory (The Kinks), 1944
16 - James Ingram, 1956
17 - Gene Pitney, 1941 (died 2006)
18 - Robin Bachman (BTO), 1953; Derek Pellicci (Little River Band), 1953; Juice Newton, 1952; Dennis DeYoung (STYX), 1947; Yoko Ono, 1933
19 - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), 1948; Smokey Robinson, 1940

In remembrance of those who left us:

13 Feb 2010 - Dale Hawkins
14 Feb 2010 - Doug Fieger (The Knack)
16 Feb 2004 - Doris Troy
19 Feb 2003 - Johnny Paycheck

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Week of 06 February 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of February 6 - 12:

06 - Fabian Forte, 1943; Natalie Cole, 1950
07 - Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), 1948; Joe English (Wings), 1949; Mark St. John (KISS), 1956
09 - Carole King, 1942; Dennis Thomas (Kool & The Gang), 1951
10 - Roberta Flack, 1939
11 - Sergio Mendes, 1941; Gene Vincent, 1935 (died 1971)
12 - Ray Manzarek (The Doors), 1939

In remembrance of those who left us:

07 Feb 1998 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys)
08 Feb 1990 - Del Shannon
09 Feb 1981 - Bill Haley
11 Feb 2009 - Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes)
12 Feb 2000 - Oliver (William Oliver Swofford)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Week of 30 January 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of January 30 - February 5:

January:
30 - Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), 1942
31 - Phil Collins, 1951; Harry Wayne Casey (KC & the Sunshine Band), 1951; Terry Kath (Chicago), 1946

February:
01 - Don Everly, 1937; Rick James, 1952; Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook), 1937
02 - Graham Nash, 1942; Ross Valory (Santana), 1950; Alan McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire), 1948
03 - Dave Davies (The Kinks), 1947; Eric Haydock (The Hollies), 1943; Dennis Edwards (The Temptations), 1943
04 - Phil Ehart (Kansas), 1951; Florence LaRue (Fifth Dimension), 1944; Alice Cooper, 1948; John Steel (The Animals), 1941
05 - Cory Wells (Three Dog Night), 1942; J.R. Cobb (Atlanta Rhythm Section), 1944

In remembrance of those who left us:

03 Feb 1959 - Buddy Holly
03 Feb 1959 - The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)
03 Feb 1959 - Ritchie Valens
04 Feb 1983 - Karen Carpenter

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week of 23 January 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of January 23 - 29:

23 - Anita Baker, 1958; Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), 1950; Bill Cunningham (The Box Tops), 1950; Anita Pointer (Pointer Sisters), 1948
24 - Aaron Neville, 1941; Ray Stevens, 1939; Neil Diamond, 1941; Warren Zevon, 1947 (died 2003)
25 - Etta James, 1938 (died 2012)
26 - David Briggs (Little River Band), 1951; Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band), 1949
27 - Seth Justman (J. Geils Band), 1951; Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), 1945
29 - Tommy Ramone (The Ramones), 1952

In remembrance of those who left us:

25 Jan 2005 - Ray Peterson
26 Jan 2011 - Gladys Horton (Marvelettes)

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Week of 16 January 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of January 16 - 22:

16 - Ronnie Milsap,1943; William Francis (Dr. Hook), 1942; Sonny Bono, 1935 (died 1998)
17 - Chris Montez, 1943; Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), 1948
18 - Bobby Goldsboro, 1941; David Ruffin (Temptations), 1941 (died 1991)
19 - Harvey Hinsley (Hot Chocolate), 1948; Dewey Bunnell (America), 1952; Dolly Parton, 1946; Rod Evans (Deep Purple), 1945; Phil Everly (Everly Brothers), 1939; Janis Joplin, 1943 (died 1970); Robert Palmer, 1949 (died 2003)
20 - Paul Stanley (KISS), 1952
21 - Billy Ocean, 1950; Mac Davis, 1942; Richie Havens, 1941
22 - Steve Perry (Journey),1949; Sam Cooke, 1931 (died 1964)

In remembrance of those who left us:

17 Jan 2011 - Don Kirshner
19 Jan 1998 - Carl Perkins
19 Jan 2006 - Wilson Pickett
19 Jan 2007 - Denny Doherty
19 Jan 2008 - John Stewart
21 Jan 1984 - Jackie Wilson

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Week of 09 January 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of January 9 - 15:

09 - Joan Baez, 1941; Jerry Yester (Lovin' Spoonful), 1943; Jimmy Page, 1944
10 - Pat Benatar, 1953; Frank Sinatra, Jr., 1944; Rod Stewart, 1945; Cyrill Neville (Neville Brothers), 1948; Aynsley Dunbar (Jefferson Starship), 1946; Jim Croce, 1943 (died 1973)
11 - Clarence Clemons, 1942 (died 2011)
12 - Cynthia Robinson (Sly & The Family Stone), 1946); William Lee Gordon (Oak Ridge Boys), 1939
13 - Trevor Rabin (Yes), 1954

In remembrance of those who left us:

09 Jan 2009 - Jon Hager
12 Jan 2003 - Maurice Gibb
13 Jan 2010 - Teddy Pendergrass
15 Jan 1994 - Harry Nilsson

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

Thank you and have a nice week!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Week of 02 January 2012 - Arrivals and Departures

Birthdays for the week of January 2 - 8:

02 - Roger Miller, 1936 (died 1992)
03 - Steven Sills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), 1945; John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), 1946
04 - Arthur Conley, 1946 (died 2003)
05 - Chris Stein (Blondie), 1950; George Brown (Kool & The Gang), 1949
06 - Kathie Sledge (Sister Sledge), 1959; Van McCoy, 1944 (died 1979)
07 - Paul Revere (Paul Revere & The Raiders), 1937; Kenny Loggins, 1948
08 - David Bowie, 1947; Robby Krieger (The Doors), 1946;
Terry Sylvester (Hollies), 1947; Elvis Presley, 1935 (died 1977)

In remembrance of those who left us:

04 Jan 2011 - Gerry Rafferty
05 Jan 1998 - Sonny Bono
06 Jan 2006 - Lou Rawls

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

Thank you and have a nice week!