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Touched by an Angel’s DELLA REESE Dies at 86
Della Reese died earlier today at the age of 86 after a brief illness. She had an amazing and lengthy show business career. She began as a singer with big hits in the 1950s such as "And that Reminds Me," "Not One Minute More" and "Don't You Know...
DAVID CASSIDY in Serious Condition with Multiple Organ Failure
Partridge Family co-star DAVID CASSIDY, already suffering from dementia, is reportedly surrounded by family in a Florida hospital with multiple organ failure. Here's hoping a liver transplant match can be found. In happier times, he scored a number 1 hit with "I Think I Love You..…
Elvis’ Biggest Film, BLUE HAWAII, Debuted this Day 1961
Elvis Presley made 31 films during his stellar career, but did you know that Blue Hawaii was the  most successful? It premiered in theaters this very day in 1961, and yielded one of the King's biggest and most memorable hits - "Can't Help Falling in Love...
November 13th Is ODD COUPLE DAY
Happy Odd Couple Day. If you recall, the opening credits to the Tony Randall/Jack Klugman series (1970-75) opened with "On November 13th, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife." Do you know why November 13th was chosen.…
SESAME STREET Debuted this Day in 1969
Were you watching? I was. Sesame Street debuted on PBS this very day in 1969. It very quickly became a sensation and made big stars out of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Bert & Ernie. Click below to view that first episode. Th...
LOUIE LOUIE Released this Day in 1963
The big HIT version of LOUIE LOUIE by the Kingsmen was released on 45 this very day in 1963. However, the song was originally recorded back in the 1950s by the gentleman who wrote the song, RICHARD BERRY. If you've ever wondered about the lyrics, here is that original version...
Phillies Perfect Game Pitcher ROY HALLADAY Dies in Plane Crash at 40
Sad baseball news today. Retired Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher ROY HALLADAY has died in a private plane crash today in the Gulf of Mexico at the age of 40. Standing 6 feet 6 inches tall, Halladay was nicknamed Doc and enjoyed 15 years in the majors between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phill…
The Amazing DEE CLARK of “RAINDROPS” Born this Day 1938
Dee Clark was born this day in 1938. Like so many other great singers of the 1950s, Delecta "Dee" Clark got his start with some very talented doo wop groups - the Kool Gents and the Delegates. As a solo performer, DEE Clark scored several big hits - "Hey Little Girl (in the High Schoo…
Happy 75th Birthday on 11/7 to JOHNNY RIVERS
He hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and he began recording under his real name, Johnny Ramistella. Alan Freed suggested a name change to Johnny Rivers, and the rest is history. Johnny's forte was remaking former hits and making them hits all over again...
TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME this Weekend
Tyrone Davis said it best in his biggest hit from the 1970s, "Turn Back the Hands of Time." This coming Saturday night/Sunday morning turn your clocks BACK one hour as we enter Eastern Standard Time. You get that hour back that you lost in spring...
JAY BLACK of the Americans Is 79 Today
He got his start with a group called the Empires on the Epic Record label, but it was his long stint as the second JAY in JAY AND THE AMERICANS that made Jay Black famous. Jay, whose real name is David Blatt, is 79 today. Bob O'Brien here letting you know that I have firsthand knowledge of what…
DAVE CLARK FIVE On Ed Sullivan Show this Day 1964
They briefly gave the Beatles a run for their money - British group THE DAVE CLARK FIVE performed their hit "Glad all Over" on The Ed Sullivan Show this day in 1964. Were you watching? If you want to see it again, click on the link below. By the way - Dave Clark was the drummer for…