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Happy 92nd Birthday to DICK VAN DYKE Today
Happy 92nd birthday to gifted physical comedian DICK VAN DYKE. Along with his hit TV shows, he also co-starred in some very popular films including Mary Poppins and Bye Bye Birdie.Click below to see some funny scenes from The Dick Van Dyke Show...
NJ’s Own DIONNE WARWICK Is 77 Today
From East Orange, New Jersey came DIONNE WARWICK. She and her younger sister, Dee Dee Warwick got their respective starts in a gospel group called The Drinkard Singers. Young Dionne became a favorite of songwriter Burt Bacharach, and she racked up a long series of hits he wrote, including "Walk…
NJ’s Own CONNIE FRANCIS Is 79 Today
Happy 79th birthday to New Jersey's own CONNIE FRANCIS. She's 79 today. I had the pleasure to meet her years ago at another radio station and luckily had my camera that day (there were no cell phones then). She was born in Newark as Concetta Franconero and racked up a long series of Top Ten hits ove…
50 Years Ago Today We Lost OTIS REDDING
The unparalleled talents of OTIS REDDING were just being discovered and appreciated when he tragically died in a plane crash exactly 50 years ago today. He was only 26. Sadly, his biggest hit, "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" reached number one posthumously...
REDD FOXX Was Born this Day in 1922
REDD FOXX was born this day in 1922. He started out by doing a bawdy nightclub act and recording equally bawdy record albums. Foxx's biggest break came with the series Sanford and Son beginning in 1972. The theme was by Quincy Jones, and here is the original opening credits for that classi…
Happy 78th Birthday JERRY BUTLER
The Butler did it. Nicknamed "the Ice Man," nowadays, he is the Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois, but over the years he racked up quite an impressive list of hit records - both with and without the Impressions. With the Impressions came "For Your Precious Love," and as a so…
Living Legend LITTLE RICHARD Is 85 Today
One of the few remaining originators of rock and roll, LITTLE RICHARD PENNIMAN is 85 today. What a fun interview he is - ask one question and one is set for an hour as he takes over and runs with it. See this exciting performer with his really cookin' band in his heyday below...
Beach Boy DENNIS WILSON Born this Day in 1944
Of the three Wilson brothers in the Beach Boys, Dennis was the real surfing enthusiast. Dennis was born this day in 1944 and was the on-again/off-again drummer for the group. He didn't get to sing many leads with the group, but is heard on the hit remake of Bobby Freeman's "Do You…
TV’s Gomer Pyle, JIM NABORS Dies at 87
He began playing the Gomer Pyle character on the Andy Griffith Show, and later got his own successful spinoff series titled Gomer Pyle, USMC. JIM NABORS has died at the age of 87. The Alabama native was also a prolific singer with many best-selling albums...
FELIX CAVALIERE of the Rascals Is 75 Today
He sang lead on most of the Rascals biggest hits of the 1960s, FELIX CAVALIERE turns 75 today. Although originally from New York, he and the group originated in Garwood, New Jersey. Before forming the Rascals, Felix and a couple of other members were part of Joey Dee's Starlighters...
Motown Founder BERRY GORDY, JR. Is 88 Today
Motown founder BERRY GORDY, JR. turns 88 today. His Motown, Tamla, Gordy, VIP, Miracle and Soul labels ruled the music charts in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In 1965, he played a round of To Tell the Truth. View that classic episode of the game show below...

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