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SIR DUKE Was Released this Day in 1977
Included on the Songs in the Key of Life album, Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" was released as a single this day in 1977. It pays homage to Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and Red Bank, New Jersey's own Count Basie. Hear it again by …
WILSON PICKETT Would've Been 78 Today.
He began singing with the Falcons and scored his first chart single with "I Found A Love" in the early 1960s, but achieved his greatest successes as a solo performer. WILSON PICKETT was born this day in 1941. For a time, he lived in New Jersey...
Singer/Songwriter NEIL SEDAKA Is 80 Today
He began as a classical pianist, but doo wop songs of the 1950s such as "Earth Angel" by the Penguins and "Ship of Love" by the Nutmegs lured him to the world of Rock & Roll. NEIL SEDAKA is 80 today, and he began with the Tokens who later went on to record…
Barbie Is 60 Today, but Still a Doll
Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. You know her as simply Barbie, and she's 60 today. The first Barbie dolls were made available this day in 1959. She's come a long way in 6 decades. National Day Calendar.com has even commemorated today as National Barbie Day...
Rock & Roll Pioneer LLOYD PRICE Is 86 Today
Truly one of Rock & Roll's pioneers, LLOYD PRICE turns 86 today. His first big hit came in 1952 with "Lawdy, Miss Clawdy." Soon after, he was called upon to fight in Korea and put his career on hold. He came back like gangbusters with a long string of hits such as "Stagger Lee,&qu…
JERRY LEE LEWIS Suffers Minor Stroke
Nicknamed "the Killer," JERRY LEE LEWIS is recuperating after suffering a minor stroke this week. The 83 year old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is expected to make a full recovery. See him in his prime by clicking on the link. We wish him well.
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MARVIN GAYE STAMP Available April 2
I heard through the grapevine that on April 2, what would've been his 80th birthday, the US Postal Service will introduce the long-awaiting MARVIN GAYE STAMP. Gaye scored dozens of Top Ten hits over 3 decades - the 60s, the 70s, and even the 80s with the big comeback hit "Sexual Healin…
BUDDY HOLLY Recorded THAT'LL BE THE DAY this Day in 1957
It quickly became a #1 hit on Billboard, Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "That'll Be the Day" this day in 1957. Holly had recorded and released a version earlier on Decca, but this newer version on the Brunswick label proved to be the right one, and the rest is history..…
SONNY BONO Born this Day 1935
He recorded under several aliases before making it big. He was Don Christy. In their earliest days, Sonny & Cher were known as Caesar and Cleo. SONNY BONO was born this day in 1935. Along with all of the hit records with Cher, he scored his own Top Ten single titled "Laugh at Me.&am…
BLUE MOON by the MARCELS Recorded this Day in 1961
They hailed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and took their name from a popular hairstyle of the day, the marcel. On this day in 1961, THE MARCELS recorded a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition called "Blue Moon," and totally made it their own. Th...
BEATLES Arrived in the US this Day in 1964
The Beatles, with much fanfare, arrived at JFK Airport this day in 1964, in preparation for their first foray to The Ed Sullivan Show. That was 55 years ago today, but seems like yesterday. Enjoy the historic footage of their arrival by clicking on the picture...
The 60th Anniversary of THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
February 3rd is the 60th Anniversary of THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - and it still matters. It's the day we lost three up-and-coming Rock & Roll stars - BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS and THE BIG BOPPER (J.P. Richardson). Dion was also on that tour and had the opportunity to use the plane to ha…
THE WONDER YEARS Premiered this Day in 1988 on ABC
We got to see the past through the eyes of Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage on The Wonder Years beginning this day in 1988.on ABC. Enjoy the theme song by Joe Cocker by clicking on the photo. What isn't well known about the series is that is bore a remarkable resemblance to a 1953 series titled W…
Comic Actress KAYE BALLARD Dies at 93
Very loud and very fun - comic actress KAYE BALLARD has died at the age of 93. TV audiences will likely best remember her from The Doris Day Show, What a Dummy, and especially The Mothers-In-Law on which she co-starred with Eve Arden. After her career began to wind down, she settled in Palm Springs,…