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TV’s Beaver Cleaver, JERRY MATHERS Is 70 Today
Six years of his childhood are indelibly ensconced in our memory (and still rerun today) - LEAVE IT TO BEAVER star JERRY MATHERS turns 70 today. We still picture him as a young man to whom the world was a perplexing place. Our own Bob O'Brien got to meet him a few years back and took full advan…
Music and TV Star RICK NELSON Born this Day 1940
Along with a 14-year-run as the real-life son of Ozzie & Harriet on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC, Ricky Nelson became rock and roll star. After dozens of Top 20 hits between 1957 and 1964, Nelson's career hit a lull as a result of the British Invasion. He...
Jersey Boy FRANKIE VALLI Is 84 Today
FRANKIE VALLI is 84 today. Did you know that he was not an overnight success. In fact, the Jersey Boy took 10 years to have his first Top Ten hit. His first taste of chart success came in 1956 with the Four Lovers who had a minor hit with a song called "You're the Apple of My Eye...
JAY LENO Is 68 Today
Comic and former Tonight Show host JAY LENO turns 68 today. He also had a role in the Alan Freed biopic titled American Hot Wax. Bob O'Brien here explaining the photo I had taken with him. It was my birthday and I had tickets to see the show...
Happy VINYL RECORD STORE DAY To All
It began small in 2007. but has grown into quite a big yearly event. Celebrating VINYL records, it's RECORD STORE DAY. There's nothing better than seeing a vinyl record spinning on a turntable, and dropping the stylus onto the lead-in groove...
Beach Boy MIKE LOVE Turns 77
Beach Boy MIKE LOVE turns 77 on March 15th. He sang the lead on most of the group's uptempo surfing and car-oriented hits. He continues to perform with the group, and they will be in New Jersey twice next week to help usher in Spring - in Collingswood on March 20th, and at the Count Basie Theat…
NEIL SEDAKA, Happy Birthday Sweet 79
Brooklyn-born Neil Sedaka is 79 today. He began as a teenager writing songs for artists such as the Clovers, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, but eventually began singing his own compositions and scored so many hits such as "Little Devil," "Oh Carol," "The Diary," "S…
Route 70 Flea Market Re-Opens Friday
Weather permitting, the famous Route 70 Flea Market returns this Friday March 2nd, after a winter hiatus. I go looking for old 45 rpm records, but to each his own. Early birds go out seeking their personal treasures with flashlights. Everything from apples to zippers is on sale there...

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