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NJ Resident BOBBY DARIN Born This Day 1936
Bobby Darin was born in New York, but he and his bride Sandra Dee were married in Elizabeth and for a time lived in Hillside. Bobby racked up hit singles in just about every genre of music imaginable - rock and roll, country, folk, and big band/swing...
ERIC BURDON Is 76 Today
Eric Burdon, lead singer of the Animals - a huge part of the British Invasion of 1964, is 76 today. Among his hits - "Sky Pilot," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "San Franciscan Nights," &…
Actor/Singer MICHAEL PARKS Dies at 77.
In recent years he was in the film Kill Bill, and the TV series Twin Peaks, but us baby boomers recall him best as the free spirited star of NBC's Then Came Bronson. Actor/singer MICHAEL PARKS has died at the age of 77. He also scored a Top 20 hit with "Long Lonesome Highway" …
Living Legend LLOYD PRICE Is 84 Today
Born and raised in the New Orleans area, LLOYD PRICE scored his first big hit during rock and roll's infancy in 1952 with the original version of "Lawdy Miss Clawdy." Unfortunately, his recording career was put on hold after he was drafted. Incredibly, he was able to resurrect his career w…
NJ’s RICK NELSON Born This Day 1940
RICK NELSON was born in Teaneck, New Jersey this day in 1940. Not only did he portray himself for 14 seasons on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC from 1952-1966, he also racked up an amazing list of hit singles - many were two-sided hits...
JOHNNY MAESTRO Would Have Been 78 Today
He was born John Mastrangelo on May 7, 1939, but his surname was shortened to Maestro (and sometimes Mastro, and even Masters) and his powerful voice attained chart success in two different groups. First came THE CRESTS (seen in the video below)...
NJ’s Own Looking Glass Part of Movie Soundtrack
They formed at Rutgers University in 1969, rehearsed in a barn in Glen Gardner, and scored a number 1 hit a few years later for Columbia's Epic Record subsidiary. They're LOOKING GLASS and their biggest hit, "Brandy," is prominently featured in the soundtrack for the Guar…
Peggy Santiglia of NJ’s ANGELS Is 73
New Jersey's own PEGGY SANTIGLIA, now Peggy Santiglia-Ricker, is 73 today. She sang lead on a #1 hit in 1963 with the Angels called "My Boyfriend's Back." We play that song right here on Beach Radio. Maybe you'd like to see the group in their heyday...
Jersey Boy FRANKIE VALLI Is 83 Today
Both as a member of the Four Seasons, and as a solo artist, Frankie Valli racked up seven number 1 hits, and many others that just missed. During his long career spanning 65 years, he also recorded under numerous aliases including Frankie Tyler, the Four Lovers, the Romans, and the Village Voices...

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