Monthly Archives: August 2014

Quote Of The Week

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

— Henry Ford

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This Week In Music (24-30 August)

Songs reaching the coveted Number One spot in the Billboard Hot 100:

  • Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
  • War by Edwin Starr, 1970
  • Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
  • Brother Louie by The Stories, 1973

Other notables on the Hot 100:

  • See You In September by The Happenings peaked at Number 3 in 1966
  • California Girls by The Beach Boys peaked at Number 3 in 1965
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers peaked at Number 4 in 1965
  • Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • Put A Little Love In Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon peaked at Number 4 in 1969
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver peaked at Number 2 in 1971
  • Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band peaked at Number 3 in 1971

Birthdays:

  • Charles Boyer, born in 1899
  • Ernie Fields, 1904
  • Lester Lanin, 1907
  • Ray Heindorf, 1908
  • Leonard Bernstein, 1918
  • Louis Teicher, 1924
  • Dinah Washington, 1924
  • Billy Grammer, 1925
  • Johnny Mann, 1928
  • Wayne Shorter, 1933
  • John Phillips, 1935
  • Alice Coltrane, 1937
  • Tommy Sands, 1937
  • David Freiberg, 1938
  • Mason Williams, 1938
  • Jimmy Soul, 1942
  • Vic Dana, 1942
  • Daryl “The Captain” Dragon, 1942
  • Walter Williams, 1943
  • David Soul, 1943
  • Tim Bogert, 1944
  • Ken Hensley, 1945
  • Malcolm Duncan, 1945
  • Martha Velez, 1945
  • Valerie Simpson, 1946
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, 1948
  • Danny Seraphine, 1948
  • Gene Simmons, 1949
  • Leon Redbone, 1949
  • Henry Paul, 1949
  • Rob Halford, 1951
  • Wayne Osmond, 1951
  • Alex Lifeson, 1953
  • Elvis Costello, 1954
  • Michael Jackson, 1958
  • Shania Twain, 1965

Remembrances:

  • Brian Epstein, passed away in 1967
  • Jimmy Reed, 1976
  • Charles Boyer, 1978
  • Louis Prima, 1978
  • Stacy Sutherland, 1978
  • Stan Kenton, 1979
  • Lee Hays, 1981
  • Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen, 1988
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1990
  • Creadel “Red” Jones, 1994
  • Ronnie White, 1995
  • Gene Page, 1998
  • Jack Nitzsche, 2000
  • Allen Woody, 2000
  • Barry Cowsill, 2005
  • Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, 2006
  • Ellie Greenwich, 2009
  • Frank DiLeo, 2011
  • Esther Gordy Edwards, 2011
  • B. Jeff Stone, 2011
  • David “Honeyboy” Edwards, 2011
  • Byard Lancaster, 2012
  • Anne McKnight, 2012
  • John “Juke” Logan, 2013

 

 

 

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Quote Of The Week

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

— Plutarch

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This Week In Music (17-23 August)

Songs that reached the Billboard Hot 100 Number One spot:

  • Where Did Our Love Go, by The Supremes in 1964
  • All You Need Is Love, by The Beatles in 1967
  • People Got To Be Free, by The Rascals in 1968
  • Honky Tonk Women, by The Rolling Stones in 1969
  • Make It With You, by Bread in 1970
  • Touch Me In The Morning, by Diana Ross in 1973

Other notables charting this week:

  • Save Your Heart For Me, by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
  • Sunny, by Bobby Hebb, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday, by The Monkees, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
  • A Boy Named Sue, by Johnny Cash, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
  • Spill The Wine, by Eric Burdon and War, peaked at Number 3 in 1970

Birthdays:

  • Count Basie, born in 1904
  • Enoch Light, 1907
  • John Lee Hooker, 1917
  • Jim Reeves, 1923
  • Tom Clay, 1929
  • Duke Pearson, 1932
  • Mark Dinning, 1933
  • Tony Sandler, 1933
  • Joao Donato, 1934
  • Raul De Souza, 1934
  • Dale Hawkins, 1936
  • George Hamilton IV, 1937
  • Kenny Rogers, 1938
  • Ginger Baker, 1939
  • Maxine Brown, 1939
  • Johnny Preston, 1939
  • Harold Reid, 1939
  • Eric Weissberg, 1939
  • Isaac Hayes, 1942
  • Letta Mbulu, 1942
  • Thomas “Tommy West” Picardo, 1942
  • Sarah Dash, 1943
  • Edwin Hawkins, 1943
  • Billy J. Kramer, 1943
  • Dino Danelli, 1944
  • Jackie DeShannon, 1944
  • Ralf Hutter, 1946
  • Keith Moon, 1946
  • Carl Giammarese, 1947
  • Donna Godchaux, 1947
  • James Pankow, 1947
  • Mary Kay Place, 1947
  • Robert Plant, 1948
  • Rick Springfield, 1949
  • Patrick Juvet, 1950
  • John Deacon, 1951
  • Phil Lynott, 1951
  • John Hiatt, 1952
  • John “Joe Strummer” Mellor, 1952
  • Marc Tanner, 1952
  • Colin Moulding, 1955
  • Holly Dunn, 1957

Remembrances:

  • Glen Gray, 1963
  • Paul Williams, 1973
  • Dorsey Burnette, 1979
  • David Rose, 1990
  • Wild Bill Davis, 1995
  • Stan Free, 1995
  • Betty Everett, 2001
  • Tony Jackson, 2003
  • Harold Kalin, 2005
  • Bruce Gary, 2006
  • Maynard Ferguson, 2006
  • Pervis Jackson, 2008
  • Johnny Carter, 2009
  • Larry Knechtel, 2009
  • Kenny Edwards, 2010
  • Ross Barbour, 2011
  • Nickolas Ashford, 2011
  • Jerry Leiber, 2011
  • Scott McKenzie, 2012
  • Byard Lancaster, 2012
  • Sid Bernstein, 2013
  • Donna Hightower, 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Too bad people can’t always be playing music, maybe then there wouldn’t be any more wars.”
― Margot Benary-Isbert

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This Week In Music (10-16 August)

Songs reaching the coveted Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • Everybody Loves Somebody, by Dean Martin, in 1964
  • I Got You Babe, by Sonny and Cher, in 1965
  • Summer In The City, by the Lovin’ Spoonful, in 1966

Other notables peaking on the charts this week:

  • They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!, by Napoleon XIV, in 1966, peaked at Number 3
  • Mr. Big Stuff, by Jean Knight, in 1971, peaked at Number 2
  • Live And Let Die, by Wings, in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

  • Buster Brown, 1911
  • Jimmy Dean, 1928
  • Eddie Fisher, 1928
  • Bill Evans, 1929
  • Buck Owens, 1929
  • Don Ho, 1930
  • Eydie Gorme, 1931
  • Bobby Helms, 1935
  • Dave “Baby” Cortez, 1938
  • David Crosby, 1941
  • James Griffin (of Bread), 1943
  • John Conlee, 1946
  • Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull), 1947
  • Tom Johnston, 1948
  • Eric Carmen, 1949
  • Mark Knopfler, 1949
  • Dan Fogelberg, 1951
  • Joe Jackson, 1954
  • Madonna, 1958

Remembrances:

  • Robert Johnson, 1938
  • Johnny Burnette, 1964
  • Joe Hinton, 1968
  • King Curtis, 1971
  • Elvis Presley, 1977
  • Roy Buchanan, 1988
  • Francine “Peaches” Barker, 2005
  • Isaac Hayes, 2008
  • Les Paul, 2009
  • Eydie Gorme, 2013

 

 

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Quote Of The Week

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”
― Marvin Gaye

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This Week In Music (3-9 August)

Number One songs this week:

  • I’m Henry VIII, I Am, Herman’s Hermits, 1965
  • Hello, I Love You by the Doors, 1968
  • How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?, by The Bee Gees, 1971
  • The Morning After, by Maureen McGovern, 1973

 

Other notables:

  • Little Red Riding Hood, Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
  • Classical Gas, by Mason Williams, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • Signed, Sealed And Delivered I Am Yours, by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
  • If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right, by Luther Ingram, peaked at Number 3 in 1972

 

Birthdays:

  • Louis Armstrong, 1901
  • Tony Bennett, 1926
  • Frankie Ford, 1939
  • Larry Knechtel (of Bread), 1940
  • Rick Derringer, 1947
  • Benjamin Orr (of The Cars), 1947
  • Keith Carradine, 1949
  • Rodney Crowell, 1950
  • Whitney Houston, 1963

 

Remembrances:

  • Bill Chase, 1974
  • Cannonball Adderley, 1975
  • Jerry Garcia, 1995
  • Rick James, 2004
  • Lee Hazlewood, 2007
  • Louis Teicher (of Ferrante & Teicher), 2008
  • Bobby Hebb, 2010
  • Jerry Leiber, 2011
  • David “Honeyboy” Edwards, 2011
  • Marvin Hamlisch, 2012
  • Scott McKenzie, 2012
  • Eydie Gorme, 2013

 

 

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