Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quote Of The Week

“We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.”

— Edwin Markham

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This Week In Music (26 October – 1 November)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
  • 96 Years by ? and The Mysterians, 1966
  • Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, 1969
  • Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and The Pips, 1973

Elvis Presley - RCA PB-13896 - A-side - Suspicious Minds

Others notables:

  • A Lover’s Concerto by The Toys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
  • Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
  • Little Green Apples by O.C. Smith, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • Baby It’s You by Smith, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
  • We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenter, peaked at Number 2 in 1970

 

Birthdays:

  • Mahalia Jackson, 26 October 1911
  • Neal Hefti, 29 October 1922
  • Tom Clancy, 29 October 1924
  • Lou Donaldson, 1 November 1926
  • Cleo Laine, 28 October 1927
  • Anita Kerr, 31 October 1927
  • Mitchell Torok, 28 October 1929
  • Floyd Cramer, 27 October 1933
  • Ray Smith, 30 October 1934
  • Charlie Daniels, 28 October 1936
  • Graham Bond, 28 October 1937
  • Sonny Osborne, 29 October 1937
  • Tom Paxton, 31 October 1937
  • Bill Anderson, 1 November 1937
  • Grace Slick, 30 October 1939
  • Eddie Holland, 30 October 1939
  • Eddie Henderson, 26 October 1940
  • SSgt Barry Sadler, 1 November 1940
  • Lee Greenwood, 27 October 1942
  • The Moog Machine, 26 October 1944
  • Denny Laine, 29 October 1944
  • Kinky Friedman, 1 November 1944
  • Melba Moore, 29 October 1945
  • Russ Ballard, 31 October 1945
  • Keith Hopwood, 26 October 1946
  • Peter Green, 29 October 1946
  • Rick Grech, 1 November 1946
  • Timothy B. Schmit, 30 October 1947
  • Bob Siebenberg, 31 October 1949
  • Moon Martin, 31 October 1950
  • Dan Peek, 1 November 1950
  • William “Bootsy” Collins, 26 October 1951
  • Ken “K.K.” Downing, 27 October 1951
  • Desmond Child, 28 October 1953
  • Andy Partridge, 1 November 1953
  • Lyle Lovett, 1 November 1957
  • Larry Mullen, Jr., 31 October 1961

 

Remembrances:

  • Malcolm Hale, 30 October 1968
  • Baby Huey, 28 October 1970
  • Duane Allman, 29 October 1971
  • Wells Kelly, 29 October 1984
  • Woody Herman, 29 October 1987
  • Wilbert Harrison, 26 October 1994
  • Hoyt Axton, 26 October 1999
  • Steve Allen, 30 October 2000
  • Jim Roberts, 29 October 2002
  • Lester Lanin, 27 October 2004
  • Terry Knight, 1 November 2004
  • Mike Arnone, 27 October 2005
  • Skitch Henderson, 1 November 2005
  • Porter Wagoner, 28 October 2007
  • Robert Goulet, 30 October 2007
  • Yma Sumac, 1 November 2008
  • James Phelps, 26 October 2010
  • Billy Ruane, 26 October 2010
  • Walter Payton, 28 October 2010
  • John Sekula, 28 October 2010
  • Howard Van Hyning, 30 October 2010
  • Beryl Davis, 28 October 2011
  • Walter Norris, 29 October 2011
  • Liz Anderson, 31 October 2011
  • Natina Reed, 26 October 2012
  • Terry Callier, 27 October 2012
  • Mitch Lucker, 1 November 2012
  • Al Johnson, 26 October 2013
  • Lou Reed, 27 October 2013
  • Layne Redmond, 28 October 2013
  • Sherman Halsey, 29 October 2013
  • Pete Haycock, 30 October 2013
  • Frank Wess, 30 October 2013
  • Bobby Parker, 31 October 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

— George Woodberry

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This Week In Music (19-25 October)

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

  • To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
  • My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
  • Angie by The Rolling Stones, 1973

 

Other notables peaking this week:

  • Busted by Ray Charles, peaking at Number 4 in 1963
  • How Can I Be Sure by The Young Rascals, peaking at Number 4 in 1967
  • Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, peaking at Number 2 in 1968
  • Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown, peaking at Number 10 in 1968
  • Lola by The Kinks, peaking at Number 9 in 1970
  • Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders, peaking at Number 8 in 1971

 

Birthdays:

  • Sonny Terry, 24 October 1911
  • Dory Previn, 22 October 1925
  • Big Bopper, 24 October 1930
  • Gary McFarland, 23 October 1933
  • Dave Guard, 19 October 1934
  • Bill Chase, 20 October 1934
  • Eddie Harris, 20 October 1934
  • Derek Bell, 21 October 1935
  • Bill Wyman, 24 October 1936
  • Jerry Jaye, 19 October 1937
  • Wanda Jackson, 20 October 1937
  • Santo Farina, 24 October 1937
  • Yvonne Staples, 23 October 1938
  • Manfred Mann, 21 October 1940
  • Ellie Greenwich, 23 October 1940
  • Steve Cropper, 21 October 1941
  • Helen Reddy, 25 October 1941
  • Elvin Bishop, 21 October 1942
  • Annette Funicello, 22 October 1942
  • Bobby Fuller, 22 October 1942
  • George McCrae, 19 October 1944
  • Peter Tosh, 19 October 1944
  • Bettye Swann, 24 October 1944
  • Jon Anderson, 25 October 1944
  • Jeannie C. Riley, 19 October 1945
  • Ric Lee, 20 October 1945
  • Kathy Young, 21 October 1945
  • Eddie Brigati, 22 October 1945
  • Leslie West, 22 October 1945
  • Lee Loughnane, 21 October 1946
  • Jerry Edmonton, 24 October 1946
  • Robertino, 22 October 1947
  • Glenn Tipton, 25 October 1947
  • Patrick Simmons, 19 October 1948
  • Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, 24 October 1949
  • Tom Petty, 20 October 1950
  • Brent Mydland, 21 October 1952
  • Eric Faulkner, 21 October 1953
  • Carolyne Mas, 20 October 1955
  • Dwight Yoakam, 23 October 1956
  • Steve Lukather, 21 October 1957
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic, 23 October 1959

 

Remembrances:

  • Al Jolson, 23 October 1950
  • Joe Henderson, 25 October 1964
  • Bill Black, 21 October 1965
  • Leonard Lee, 23 October 1976
  • Ronnie Van Zant, 20 October 1977
  • Steve Gaines, 20 October 1977
  • Cassie Gaines, 20 October 1977
  • Virgil Fox, 25 October 1980
  • Willis Jackson, 25 October 1987
  • Roger Miller, 25 October 1992
  • Howie Blauvelt, 25 October 1993
  • Al Fiore, 25 October 1996
  • Henry Vestine, 20 October 1997
  • Kim Gardner, 24 October 2001
  • Richard Harris, 25 October 2002
  • C.P. Spencer, 20 October 2004
  • Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 21 October 2004
  • Bill Reed, 22 October 2004
  • Sandy West, 21 October 2006
  • Merl Saunders, 24 October 2008
  • Harvey Phillips, 20 October 2010
  • Natasha Spender, 21 October 2010
  • Tom Winslow, 23 October 2010
  • Linda Hargrove, 24 October 2010
  • David Stahl, 24 October 2010
  • Richard T. Gill, 25 October 2010
  • Gregory Isaacs, 25 October 2010
  • James Yannatos, 19 October 2011
  • Edmundo Ros, 21 October 2011
  • Tim Johnson, 21 October 2012
  • Gabrielle Roth, 22 October 2012
  • Bill Dees, 24 October 2012
  • John Bergamo, 19 October 2013
  • Noel Harrison, 19 October 2013
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson, 19 October 2013
  • Leon Ashley, 20 October 2013
  • Bobby Thomas, 20 October 2013
  • Colonel Robert Morris, 21 October 2013
  • Marylou Dawes, 22 October 2013
  • Gypie Mayo, 23 October 2013
  • Lawrence Leighton Smith, 25 October 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

– Mother Teresa

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This Week In Music (12-18 October)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

  • Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs, 1963
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
  • Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
  • I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
  • I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
  • Ben by Michael Jackson, 1972

Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs - Dot 45-16487 - A-side - Sugar Shack

Other notables:

  • Be My Baby by The Ronettes, peaked at Number 2 in 1963
  • Dancin’ In The Street by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
  • Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
  • Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) by Bill Cosby, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
  • Green-eyes Lady by Sugarloaf, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
  • Use Me by Bill Withers, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
  • Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers, peaked at Number 2 in 1973

 

Birthdays:

  • David Carroll, 15 October 1913
  • Bert Kaempfert, 16 October 1923
  • MacHouston “Mickey” Baker, 15 October 1925
  • Bill Justis, 14 October 1926
  • Chuck Berry, 18 October 1926
  • Robert Parker, 14 October 1930
  • Johnny Lytle, 13 October 1932
  • The Singing Nun (Jeanine Deckers), 17 October 1933
  • Nana Mouskouri, 13 October 1934
  • Luciano Pavarotti, 12 October 1935
  • Paul Humphrey, 12 October 1935
  • Sam Moore, 12 October 1935
  • Barry McGuire, 15 October 1935
  • Fela Ransome-Kuti, 15 October 1938
  • Nico, 16 October 1938
  • Pharoah Sanders, 13 October 1940
  • Cliff Richard, 14 October 1940
  • Paul Simon, 13 October 1941
  • Earl Thomas Conley, 17 October 1941
  • Jim Seals, 17 October 1941
  • Gary Puckett, 17 October 1942
  • C. Fred Turner, 16 October 1943
  • Russ Giguere, 18 October 1943
  • Robert Lamm, 13 October 1944
  • Dorothy Moore, 13 October 1946
  • Justin Hayward, 14 October 1946
  • Richard Carpenter, 15 October 1946
  • Mike Hossack, 17 October 1946
  • Sammy Hagar, 13 October 1947
  • Bob Weir, 16 October 1947
  • Laura Nyro, 18 October 1947
  • John Ford Coley, 13 October 1948
  • Lance Dickerson, 15 October 1948
  • Alan Jackson, 17 October 1958
  • Marie Osmond, 13 October 1959
  • Wynton Marsalis, 18 October 1961
  • Martha “Martie” Erwin, 12 October 1969
  • Natalie Maines, 14 October 1974

 

Remembrances:

  • Gene Vincent, 12 October 1971
  • Billy Williams, 17 October 1972
  • Shirley Brickley, 13 October 1977
  • Bing Crosby, 14 October 1977
  • Bobby Lester, 15 October 1980
  • Virgil “Doyle” Wilburn, 16 October 1982
  • Leonard Bernstein, 14 October 1990
  • Art Blakey, 16 October 1990
  • “Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 17 October 1991
  • John Denver, 12 October 1997
  • Craig Atkinson, 13 October 1998
  • Julie London, 18 October 2000
  • Peter Doyle, 13 October 2001
  • Etta Jones, 16 October 2001
  • Ray Conniff, 12 October 2002
  • Derek Bell, 17 October 2002
  • Pat Best, 14 October 2004
  • Ron Koss, 16 October 2004
  • Freddy Fender, 14 October 2006
  • Tom Dawes, 13 October 2007
  • Teresa Brewer, 17 October 2007
  • Cliff Nobles, 12 October 2008
  • Levi Stubbs, 17 October 2008
  • Dickie Peterson, 12 October 2009
  • Al Martino, 13 October 2009
  • General Johnson, 13 October 2010
  • Eyedea, 16 October 2010
  • Dennis Taylor, 17 October 2010
  • Marion Brown, 18 October 2010
  • Joel DiGregorio, 12 October 2011
  • Paul Leka, 12 October 2011
  • Chuck Ruff, 14 October 2011
  • Betty Driver, 15 October 2011
  • Bob Brunning, 18 October 2011
  • Borah Bergman, 18 October 2012
  • David S. Ware, 18 October 2012
  • Tommy Whittle, 13 October 2013
  • Donald Bailey, 15 October 2013
  • Gloria Lynne, 15 October 2013
  • Roland Janes, 18 October 2013
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Quote Of The Week

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

— George Washington Carver

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This Week In Music (5-11 October)

Songs peaking at the coveted Number 1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100:

  • Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
  • Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond, 1970
  • Half-breed by Cher, 1973

Beatles - Capitol 5498 - B-side - Yesterday

Other notables this week:

  • The ‘In’ Crowd by The Ramsey Lewis Trio peaked at Number 5 in 1965
  • Never My Love by The Association peaked at Number 2 in 1967
  • Girl Watcher by The O’Kaysions peaked at Number 5 in 1968
  • Back Stabbers by The O’Jays peaked at Number 3 in 1972
  • Loves My Like A Rock by Paul Simon peaked at Number 2 in 1973

 

Birthdays:

  • Mrs. Miller, 5 October 1907
  • Ivory Joe Hunter, 10 October 1914
  • Thelonious Monk, 10 October 1917
  • Ray Martin, 11 October 1918
  • Art Blakey, 11 October 1919
  • Yusef Lateef, 9 October 1920
  • Hal Kratzsch, 6 October 1925
  • Al Martino, 7 October 1927
  • Pete Drake, 8 October 1932
  • Dottie West, 11 October 1932
  • Dino Valenti, 7 October 1937
  • John Lennon, 9 October 1940
  • Tony Sylvester, 7 October 1941
  • Buzz Clifford, 8 October 1941
  • Steve Miller, 5 October 1943
  • Mylon LeFevre, 6 October 1944
  • Susan Raye, 8 October 1944
  • John Entwistle, 9 October 1944
  • Brian Connolly, 5 October 1945
  • Kevin Godley, 7 October 1945
  • Millie Small, 6 October 1946
  • John Prine, 10 October 1946
  • Daryl Hall, 11 October 1946
  • George McCorkle, 11 October 1947
  • Russell Mael, 5 October 1948
  • Carter Cornelius, 5 October 1948
  • Johnny Ramone, 8 October 1948
  • Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948
  • B. W. Stevenson, 5 October 1949
  • Thomas McClary, 6 October 1949
  • Hamish Stuart, 8 October 1949
  • Bob Geldof, 5 October 1951
  • John Cougar Mellencamp, 7 October 1951
  • Tata Vega, 7 October 1951
  • David Lee Roth, 10 October 1954
  • Yo-Yo Ma, 7 October 1955
  • Tanya Tucker, 10 October 1958
  • C. J. Ramone, 8 October 1965

 

Remembrances:

  • Mario Lanza, 7 October 1959
  • Don Barbour, 5 October 1961
  • Jud Strunk, 5 October 1981
  • Brian Keenan, 5 October 1985
  • Nelson Riddle, 6 October 1985
  • Eddie Kendricks, 5 October 1992
  • Marcel King, 5 October 1995
  • Johnny Darrell, 7 October 1997
  • Russ Hamilton, 11 October 2008
  • Neal Hefti, 11 October 2008
  • Freddy Robinson, 8 October 2009
  • Rusty Weir, 9 October 2009
  • T Lavitz, 7 October 2010
  • Reg King, 8 October 2010
  • Neil Richardson, 8 October 2010
  • Albertina Walker, 8 October 2010
  • Solomon Burke, 10 October 2010
  • Bert Jansch, 5 October 2011
  • Mikey Welsh, 8 October 2011
  • Roger Williams, 8 October 2011
  • George “Mojo” Buford, 11 October 2011
  • Freddie Gruber, 11 October 2011
  • Anthony John Cooke, 6 October 2012
  • Nick Curran, 6 October 2012
  • Wiley Reed, 7 October 2012
  • Eddie Harvey, 9 October 2012
  • Butch Warren, 5 October 2013
  • Will Ogdon, 6 October 2013
  • Dick LaPalm, 7 October 2013
  • Larry Verne, 8 October 2013
  • Jan Kuehnemund, 10 October 2013
  • Jim Shumate, 10 October 2013
  • Cal Smith, 10 October 2013
  • Noa Bursie, 11 October 2013
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