Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quote Of The Week

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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This Week In Music (28 September – 4 October)

Songs peaking this week at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton, 1963
  • Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, 1965
  • Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968, staying at Number 1 a remarkable 9 weeks
  • Maggie May by Rod Stewart, 1971
  • We’re An American Band by Grand Funk, 1973

Beatles - Apple 2276 - A-side - Hey Jude

Other notables this week:

  • Beauty Is Only Skin Deep by The Temptations, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
  • Black Is Black by Los Bravos, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
  • Jean by Oliver, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
  • Little Woman by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
  • Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
  • Candida by Dawn, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez, peaked at Number 3 in 1971

 

Birthdays:

  • Vladimir Horowitz, 1 October 1903
  • Charles Randolph Grean, 1 October 1913
  • Buddy Rich, 30 September 1917
  • Roger Williams, 1 October 1924
  • Leroy Van Dyke, 4 October 1929
  • Billy Strange, 29 September 1930
  • Richard Harris, 1 October 1930
  • Albert Collins, 1 October 1932
  • Cissy Houston, 30 September 1933
  • Geoff Stephens, 1 October 1934
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, 29 September 1935
  • Johnny Mathis, 30 September 1935
  • Z.Z. Hill, 30 September 1935
  • Julie Andrews, 1 October 1935
  • Rene Herrera, 2 October 1935
  • Ben E. King, 28 September 1938
  • Eddie Cochran, 3 October 1938
  • Tommy Boyce , 29 September 1939
  • Alan O’Day, 3 October 1940
  • Chubby Checker, 3 October 1941
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, 29 September 1942
  • Frankie Lymon, 30 September 1942
  • Herb Fame, 1 October 1942
  • Klaus “Nick St. Nicholas” Kassbaum, 28 September 1943
  • Marilyn McCoo, 30 September 1943
  • Mike Post, 29 September 1944
  • Jim Roberts, 29 September 1944
  • Marlena Davis, 4 October 1944
  • Donny Hathaway, 1 October 1945
  • Don McLean, 2 October 1945
  • Marc Bolan, 30 September 1947
  • Mariska Veres, 1 October 1947
  • Mark Farner, 29 September 1948
  • Chris LeDoux, 2 October 1948
  • Jimmy “Bo” Horne, 28 September 1949
  • Richard Hell, 2 October 1949
  • Lindsey Buckingham, 3 October 1949
  • Mike Rutherford, 2 October 1950
  • Ronnie Laws, 3 October 1950
  • John “J.C.” Curulewski, 3 October 1950
  • Sting, 2 October 1951
  • Keb’ Mo’, 3 October 1951
  • Patrice Rushen, 30 September 1954
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, 3 October 1954
  • Allen Woody, 3 October 1955

 

Remembrances:

  • Dave Lambert, 3 October 1966
  • Janis Joplin, 4 October 1970
  • Al Jackson, Jr., 1 October 1975
  • Mary Ford, 30 September 1977
  • Miles Davis, 28 September 1991
  • J. Frank Wilson, 4 October 1991
  • Harry Ray, 1 October 1992
  • Ronnie Aldrich, 30 September 1993
  • Allen Johnson, 28 September 1995
  • Benjamin Orr, 3 October 2000
  • Mickey Newbury, 29 September 2002
  • Bruce Palmer, 1 October 2004
  • Prentiss Barnes, 1 October 2006
  • Nick Reynolds, 1 October 2008
  • Dolores Wilson, 28 Sep 2010
  • Aaron-Carl Ragland, 30 Sep 2010
  • Tony Thibodeaux, 30 Sep 2010
  • David M. Bailey, 2 Oct 2010
  • Eddie Platt3 Oct 2010
  • Sylvia Robinson, 29 Sep 2011
  • Marv Tarplin, 30 Sep 2011
  • Butch Ballard, 1 Oct 2011
  • David Bedford, 1 Oct 2011
  • Raylene Rankin, 30 September 2012
  • Marjorie Lane, 2 October 2012
  • Big Jim Sullivan, 2 October 2012
  • Kathi McDonald, 3 October 2012
  • B.B. Watson, 28 September 2013
  • George Amon Webster, 28 September 2013
  • Ramblin’ Tommy Scott, 30 September 2013
  • Zulema, 30 September 2013
  • Frank D’Rone, 3 October 2013
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Quote Of The Week

“Look for a way to lift someone up. If that’s all you do, it’s enough.”

— Elizabeth Lesser

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This Week In Music (21-27 September)

Songs peaking at Number One this week on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

  • Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, 1964
  • Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
  • Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
  • Make It With You by Bread, 1970
  • Brandy (You’re A Find Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
  • Brother Louie by The Stories, 1973

 

Other notables peaking this week:

Argent - Epic 5-10852 - A-side - Hold Your Head Up

  • Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters peaked at Number 4 in 1964
  • Save Your Heart For Me by Gary Lewis and The Playboys peaked at Number 2 in 1965
  • See You In September by The Happenings peaked at Number 3 in 1966
  • Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • 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
  • Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye peaked at Number 4 in 1971
  • Hold Your Head Up by Argent peaked at Number 5 in 1972

 

Birthdays:

  • George Gershwin, 26 September 1898
  • Leroy Holmes, 22 September 1913
  • Eric Rogers, 25 September 1921
  • Marty Robbins, 26 September 1925
  • John Coltrane, 23 September 1926
  • Julie London, 26 September 1926
  • Ward Swingle, 21 September 1927
  • Joni James, 22 September 1930
  • Ray Charles, 23 September 1930
  • Travis Edmonson, 23 September 1932
  • Mel Taylor, 24 September 1933
  • Ian Tyson, 25 September 1933
  • Leonard Cohen, 21 September 1934
  • Les McCann, 23 September 1935
  • Dickey Lee, 21 September 1936
  • Roy Buchanan, 23 September 1939
  • Wayne Henderson, 24 September 1939
  • Tim Rose, 23 September 1940
  • Barbara Allbut, 24 September 1940
  • Creadel “Red” Jones, 26 September 1940
  • Joe Bauer, 26 September 1941
  • Don Nix, 27 September 1941
  • Marlena Shaw, 22 September 1942
  • Gerry Marsden, 24 September 1942
  • Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut, 24 September 1942
  • Steve Boone, 23 September 1943
  • Gary Alexander, 25 September 1943
  • Randy Bachman, 27 September 1943
  • Paul Petersen, 23 September 1945
  • Onnie McIntyre, 25 September 1945
  • Bryan Ferry, 26 September 1945
  • Don Felder, 21 September 1947
  • Lynn Anderson, 26 September 1947
  • Meat Loaf, 27 September 1947
  • Kathi McDonald, 25 September 1948
  • Olivia Newton-John, 26 September 1948
  • Bruce Springsteen, 23 September 1949
  • Linda Lewis, 27 September 1950
  • Dave Gregory, 21 September 1952
  • Debby Boone, 22 September 1956
  • Joan Jett, 22 September 1958
  • Shaun Cassidy, 27 September 1958

 

Remembrances:

  • Walter Brennan, 21 September 1974
  • Robbie McIntosh, 23 September 1974
  • Jimmy McCulloch, 27 September 1979
  • John “Bonzo” Bonham, 25 September 1980
  • Jaco Pastorius, 21 September 1987
  • Norman Luboff, 22 September 1987
  • Billy Vaughn, 26 September 1991
  • Steve Scruggs, 23 September 1992
  • Larry Hall, 24 September 1997
  • Betty Carter, 26 September 1998
  • Tim Rose, 24 September 2002
  • Robert Palmer, 26 September 2003
  • Raymond “Boz” Burrell, 21 September 2006
  • Jamie Lyons, 25 September 2006
  • Dale Houston, 27 September 2007
  • Don Partridge, 21 Sep 2010
  • Rual Yarbrough, 21 Sep 2010
  • Eddie Fisher, 22 Sep 2010
  • Buddy Morrow, 27 Sep 2010
  • Ed Wiley, Jr., 27 Sep 2010
  • John Du Cann, 21 Sep 2011
  • Vesta Williams, 22 Sep 2011
  • Jessy Dixon, 26 Sep 2011
  • Johnny Mathis, 27 Sep 2011
  • Johnnie Wright, 27 Sep 2011
  • José Curbelo, 21 September 2012
  • Billy Barnes, 25 September 2012
  • Andy Williams, 25 September 2012
  • Eddie Bert, 27 September 2012
  • R. B. Greaves, 27 September 2012
  • Frank Wilson, 27 September 2012
  • Gia Maione, 23 September 2013
  • Billy Mure, 25 September 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

— Nelson Mandela

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This Week In Music (14-20 September)

Songs peaking this week at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

  • Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
  • Black And White by Three Dog Night, 1972
  • Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy, 1973

Archies - Calendar 63-1008 - A-side - Sugar, Sugar Beatles - Capitol 5715 - A-side - Yellow Submarine

Other notables:

  • Bread And Butter by The Newbeats peaked at Number 2 in 1964
  • Yellow Submarine by The Beatles peaked at Number 2 in 1966
  • Bus Stop by The Hollies peaked at Number 5 in 1966
  • Patches by Clarence Carter peaked at Number 4 in 1970
  • Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers peaked at Number 3 in 1971

 

Birthdays:

  • Jon Hendricks, 16 September 1921
  • Billy Ward, 19 September 1921
  • Chico Hamilton, 20 September 1921
  • Hank Williams, 17 September 1923
  • Bobby Short, 15 September 1924
  • B.B. King, 16 September 1925
  • Charlie Byrd, 16 September 1925
  • Bobby Nunn, 20 September 1925
  • Bill Black, 17 September 1926
  • Brother Jack McDuff, 17 September 1926
  • Nick Massi, 19 September 1927
  • Cannonball Adderley, 15 September 1928
  • Brook Benton, 19 September 1931
  • Jimmie Rodgers, 18 September 1933
  • David McCallum, 19 September 1933
  • George Chakiris, 16 September 1934
  • Brian Epstein, 19 September 1934
  • Eric Gale, 20 September 1938
  • Frankie Avalon, 18 September 1940
  • Allen Johnson, 18 September 1940
  • Bill Medley, 19 September 1940
  • Sylvia Fricker, 19 September 1940
  • Paul Williams, 19 September 1940
  • Joe Butler, 16 September 1941
  • Tony Duhig, 18 September 1941
  • Mama Cass Elliot, 19 September 1941
  • Freda Payne, 19 September 1942
  • Mike Arnone, 19 September 1942
  • Joey Heatherton, 14 September 1944
  • Michael Franks, 18 September 1944
  • David Bromberg, 19 September 1945
  • Austin Roberts, 19 September 1945
  • Lol Crème, 19 September 1947
  • Ron Blair, 16 September 1948
  • John Panozzo, 20 September 1948
  • Chuck Panozzo, 20 September 1948
  • Ed King, 14 September 1949
  • Steve Gaines, 14 September 1949
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith, 14 September 1949
  • Paul Kossoff, 14 September 1950
  • David Bellamy, 16 September 1950
  • Dee Dee Ramone, 18 September 1951
  • Nile Rodgers, 19 September 1952
  • Earl Klugh, 16 September 1953
  • Barry Cowsill, 14 September 1954
  • Rex Smith, 19 September 1955
  • Trisha Yearwood, 19 September 1964

 

Remembrances:

  • Jimi Hendrix, 18 September 1970
  • Gram Parsons, 19 September 1973
  • Jim Croce, 20 September 1973
  • Maria Callas, 16 September 1977
  • Marc Bolan, 16 September 1977
  • Bill Evans, 15 September 1980
  • Walter “Furry” Lewis, 14 September 1981
  • Willie Bobo, 15 September 1983
  • Steve Goodman, 20 September 1984
  • Perez Prado, 14 September 1989
  • Rob Tyner, 17 September 1991
  • Jimmie Nabbie, 15 September 1992
  • Paul Weston, 20 September 1996
  • Jimmy Witherspoon, 18 September 1997
  • Ed Cobb, 19 September 1999
  • Michael Knust, 15 September 2003
  • Johnny Ramone, 15 September 2004
  • Skeeter Davis, 19 September 2004
  • Willie Hutch, 19 September 2005
  • Richard Wright, 15 September 2008
  • Mary Travers, 16 September 2009
  • Arthur Ferrante, 19 September 2009
  • Whitey Grant, 17 September 2010
  • Buddy Collette, 19 September 2010
  • Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, 16 September 2011
  • Frank Driggs, 20 September 2011
  • Robert Whitaker, 20 September 2011
  • James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, 15 September 2012
  • George Hurst, 15 September 2012
  • Leo Goeke, 18 September 2012
  • Jerry G. Bishop, 15 September 2013
  • Jackie Lomax, 15 September 2013
  • Mac Curtis, 16 September 2013
  • Jimmy Ponder, 16 September 2013
  • Larry Lake, 17 September 2013
  • Marvin Rainwater, 17 September 2013
  • Lindsay Cooper, 18 September 2013
  • Carolyn Cassady, 20 September 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.”

— Margaret Wheatley

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This Week In Music (7-13 September)

Songs peaking at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, 1966
  • Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond, 1971
  • Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, 1973

Other notables peaking this week on the Hot 100:

  • Because by The Dave Clark Five, 1964, peaked at Number 3
  • Land Of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett, 1966, peaked at Number 6
  • Reflections by The Supremes, 1967, peaked at Number 2
  • Come Back When You Grow Up by Bobby Vee, 1967, peaked at Number 3
  • In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry, 1970, peaked at Number 3
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago, 1970, peaked at Number 4
  • Spanish Harlem by Aretha Franklin, 1971, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

  • Arthur Ferrante, 7 September 1921
  • Yma Sumac, 13 September 1922
  • Charles Brown, 13 September 1922
  • Mel Torme, 13 September 1925
  • Ronnie Gilbert, 7 September 1926
  • Earl Nelson, 8 September 1928
  • Sonny Rollins, 7 September 1930
  • George Jones, 12 September 1931
  • Patsy Cline, 8 September 1932
  • Jewel Akens, 12 September 1933
  • Little Milton, 7 September 1934
  • Waldo De Los Rios, 7 September 1934
  • Ronnie Dove, 7 September 1935
  • Buddy Holly, 7 September 1936
  • Latimore, 7 September 1939
  • Gene Page, 13 September 1939
  • Joe Negroni, 9 September 1940
  • Roy Ayers, 10 September 1940
  • Jimmy James, 13 September 1940
  • Otis Redding,9 September 1941
  • David Clayton-Thomas, 13 September 1941
  • Brian Cole, 8 September 1942
  • Inez Foxx, 9 September 1942
  • Danny Hutton, 10 September 1942
  • Mickey Hart, 11 September 1943
  • Maria Muldaur, 12 September 1943
  • Barry White, 12 September 1944
  • Peter Cetera, 13 September 1944
  • Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, 8 September 1945
  • Cathy Jean, 8 September 1945
  • Dee Dee Sharp, 9 September 1945
  • Jose Feliciano, 10 September 1945
  • Leo Kottke, 11 September 1945
  • Dean Daughtry, 8 September 1946
  • Andrea Simpson, 9 September 1946
  • Bruce Palmer, 9 September 1946
  • Dennis Tufano, 11 September 1946
  • Dickie Peterson, 12 September 1946
  • Benjamin Orr, 8 September 1947
  • Freddy Weller, 9 September 1947
  • Joe Perry, 10 September 1950
  • Morris Albert, 7 September 1951
  • Chrissie Hynde, 7 September 1951
  • Gerry Beckley, 12 September 1952
  • Neil Peart, 12 September 1952
  • Benmont Tench, 7 September 1953
  • Tommy Shaw, 11 September 1953
  • Harry Connick, Jr., 11 September 1967

Remembrances:

  • Keith Moon, 7 September 1978
  • Erma Franklin, 7 September 2002
  • Warren Zevon, 7 September 2003
  • Bob Sharples, 8 September 1987
  • Norrie Paramor, 9 September 1979
  • Peter Tetteroo, 9 September 2002
  • Hughie Thomasson, 9 September 2007
  • Lorne Greene, 11 September 1987
  • Peter Tosh, 11 September 1987
  • James Epps, 11 September 2000
  • Josef Zawinul, 11 September 2007
  • Stanley Turrentine, 12 September 2000
  • Johnny Cash, 12 September 2003

 

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away. ”
― Robert Fulghum

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This Week In Music (31 August – 6 September)

Songs that reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 this week:

  • House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals, in 1964
  • Help! by The Beatles, in 1965
  • Sunshine Superman by Donovan, in 1966
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul and Linda McCartney, in 1971

Other notable songs peaking this week:

  • Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
  • Light My Fire by Jose Feliciano, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
  • Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
  • Smiling Faces Sometimes by Undisputed Truth, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
  • Long Cool Woman by The Hollies, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
  • I’m Still In Love With You by Al Green, peaked at Number 3 in 1972

Birthdays:

  • Tom Glazer, 2 September 1914
  • Hugo Montenegro, 2 September 1925
  • Jimmy Reed, 6 September 1925
  • George Maharis, 1 September 1928
  • Horace Silver, 2 September 1928
  • Conway Twitty, 1 September 1933
  • Sam Gooden, 2 September 1934
  • Freddie King, 3 September 1934
  • Seiji Ozawa, 1 September 1935
  • Jimmy Clanton, 2 September 1938
  • Paul Winter, 31 August 1939
  • John Stewart, 5 September 1939
  • David Allan Coe, 5 September 1939
  • Wilton Felder, 31 August 1940
  • Sonny Charles, 4 September 1940
  • Al Jardine, 3 September 1942
  • Merald “Bubba” Knight, 4 September 1942
  • Joe Simon, 2 September 1943
  • Roger Waters, 6 September 1943
  • Archie Bell, 1 September 1944
  • Van Morrison, 31 August 1945
  • Itzhak Perlman, 31 August 1945
  • Al Stewart, 5 September 1945
  • Barry Gibb, 1 September 1946
  • Billy Preston, 2 September 1946
  • Marty Grebb, 2 September 1946
  • Freddie Mercury, 5 September 1946
  • Loudon Wainwright III, 5 September 1946
  • Buddy Miles, 5 September 1947
  • Sylvester, 6 September 1947
  • Don Brewer, 3 September 1948
  • Leroy Smith, 3 September 1952
  • Bruce Foxton, 1 September 1955
  • Gloria Estefan, 1 September 1957
  • Steve Porcaro, 2 September 1957

Remembrances:

  • Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, 3 September 1970
  • Joe Negroni, 5 September 1978
  • Walter Wanderley, 4 September 1986
  • Tom Fogerty, 6 September 1990
  • Dottie West, 4 September 1991
  • Carl Butler, 4 September 1992
  • Major Lance, 3 September 1994
  • Nicky Hopkins, 6 September 1994
  • Bruce Waibel, 2 September 2003
  • Luciano Pavarotti, 6 September 2007
  • Jerry Reed, 1 September 2008
  • Mike Edwards, 3 September 2010
  • Noah Howard, 3 September 2010
  • Hal David, 1 September 2012
  • Mark Abrahamian, 2 September 2012
  • Joe South, 5 September 2012

 

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