Monthly Archives: January 2015

Quote Of The Week

“It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.”

— Margaret Mead

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This Week In Music (25-31 January)

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

  • I Want You Back by The Jackson 5, 1970
  • Superstition by Stevie Wonder, 1973
  • You’re Sixteen by Ringo Starr, 1974

 

Other notables:

  • Surfin’ Bird by The Trashmen, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
  • The Name Game by Shirley Ellis, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
  • Barbara-Ann by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
  • Nashville Cats by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
  • Bend Me, Shape Me by American Breed, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
  • Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin, peaked at Number 4 in 1970

Led Zeppelin - Atlantic 45-2690 - A-side - Whole Lotta Love

Birthdays:

  • Arthur Rubinstein, 28 January 1887
  • Skitch Henderson, 27 January 1918
  • David Seville, 27 January 1919
  • Mario Lanza, 31 January 1921
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim, 25 January 1927
  • Don Shirley, 29 January 1927
  • Chuck Willis, 31 January 1928
  • Billy Richard, 31 January 1928
  • Mr. Acker Bilk, 28 January 1929
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland, 27 January 1930
  • Rudi Maugeri, 27 January 1931
  • Billy Mitchell, 30 January 1931
  • Frank Assunto, 29 January 1932
  • Huey “Piano” Smith, 26 January 1934
  • Noel Harrison, 29 January 1934
  • Horst Jankowski, 30 January 1936
  • Marvin Junior, 31 January 1936
  • Bruce Tate, 27 January 1937
  • Jeanne Pruett, 30 January 1937
  • Etta James, 25 January 1938
  • Marshall Leib, 26 January 1939
  • Norma Tanega, 30 January 1939
  • Claudine Longet, 29 January 1942
  • Marty Balin, 30 January 1942
  • Jean Knight, 26 January 1943
  • Brian Keenan, 28 January 1943
  • Merrilee Rush, 26 January 1944
  • Nick Mason, 27 January 1944
  • Terry Kath, 31 January 1946
  • Andy Pratt, 25 January 1947
  • David Byron, 29 January 1947
  • Steve Marriott, 30 January 1947
  • Kim Gardner, 27 January 1948
  • Tommy Ramone, 29 January 1949
  • William King, 30 January 1949
  • Barbi Benton, 28 January 1950
  • Seth Justman, 27 January 1951
  • Phil Collins, 30 January 1951
  • Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, 31 January 1951
  • Phil Manzanera, 31 January 1951
  • Eddie Van Halen, 26 January 1955
  • Amii Stewart, 29 January 1956
  • Edmund Sylvers, 25 January 1957

 

Remembrances:

  • Al Nevins, 25 January 1965
  • Slim Harpo, 31 January 1970
  • Mahalia Jackson, 27 January 1972
  • Chris Kenner, 25 January 1976
  • Buster Brown, 31 January 1976
  • Grant Green, 31 January 1979
  • Professor Longhair, 30 January 1980
  • Candy Givens, 30 January 1984
  • Barbara Cowsill, 31 January 1985
  • Eddie Cano, 30 January 1988
  • Donnie Elbert, 26 January 1989
  • Exuma, 25 January 1997
  • Robert Shaw, 25 January 1999
  • Si Zentner, 31 January 2000
  • Andy Kulberg, 28 January 2002
  • Steve Caldwell, 28 January 2002
  • Ray Peterson, 25 January 2005
  • Jim Capaldi, 28 January 2005
  • Gene McFadden, 27 January 2006
  • Jeff Salen, 26 January 2008
  • Billy Powell, 28 January 2009
  • Hank Crawford, 29 January 2009
  • Dewey Martin, 31 January 2009
  • Jane Jarvis, 25 January 2010
  • Shirley Collie Nelson, 27 January 2010
  • Tom Howard, 29 January 2010
  • Warren King, 29 January 2010
  • Gladys Horton, 26 January 2011
  • Charlie Louvin, 26 January 2011
  • Don Rondo, 27 January 2011
  • Milton Babbitt, 29 January 2011
  • Emanuel Vardi, 29 January 2011
  • Doc Williams, 31 January 2011
  • Mark Reale, 25 January 2012
  • Kay Davis, 27 January 2012
  • Kell Osborne, 29 January 2012
  • Camilla Williams, 29 January 2012
  • Leslie Carter, 31 January 2012
  • Mike Kelley, 31 January 2012
  • Gregory Carroll, 25 January 2013
  • Leroy Bonner, 26 January 2013
  • Butch Morris, 29 January 2013
  • Patty Andrews, 30 January 2013
  • Ann Rabson, 30 January 2013
  • Arthur Doyle, 25 January 2014
  • Rusty York, 26 January 2014
  • Pete Seeger, 27 January 2014
  • The Mighty Hannibal, 30 January 2014
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Quote Of The Week

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

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This Week In Music (18-24 January)

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

  • Downtown by Petula Clark, 1965
  • Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred and His Playboy Band, 1968
  • Knock Three Times by Dawn, 1971
  • Show And Tell by Al Wilson, 1974

 

Other notables:

  • Day Tripper by The Beatles, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
  • Chain Of Fools by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • Soulful Strut by Young-Holt Unlimited, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
  • Your Song by Elton John, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
  • Smokin’ In The Boys Room by Brownsville Station, peaked at Number 3 in 1974

Beatles - Capitol 5555 - B-side - Day Tripper

Birthdays:

  • Leadbelly, 20 January 1888
  • Muir Mathieson, 24 January 1911
  • Sid Ramin, 22 January 1919
  • Slim Whitman, 20 January 1923
  • Earl Grant, 20 January 1931
  • Sam Cooke, 22 January 1931
  • Russ Hamilton, 19 January 1932
  • Ron Townson, 20 January 1933
  • Zeke Carey, 24 January 1933
  • Dorothy Provine, 20 January 1935
  • Doug Kershaw, 24 January 1936
  • Wolfman Jack, 21 January 1938
  • Phil Everly, 19 January 1939
  • Ray Stevens, 24 January 1939
  • Addie “Micki” Harris, 22 January 1940
  • Joe Dowell, 23 January 1940
  • Jimmy Castor, 23 January 1940
  • Bobby Goldsboro, 18 January 1941
  • David Ruffin, 18 January 1941
  • Richie Havens, 21 January 1941
  • Keith Barbour, 21 January 1941
  • Placido Domingo, 21 January 1941
  • Neil Diamond, 24 January 1941
  • Aaron Neville, 24 January 1941
  • William Powell, 20 January 1942
  • Mac Davis, 21 January 1942
  • Edwin Starr, 21 January 1942
  • Dave Greenslade, 18 January 1943
  • Janis Joplin, 19 January 1943
  • Shelley Fabares, 19 January 1944
  • Laurie London, 19 January 1944
  • Dolly Parton, 19 January 1946
  • Malcolm McLaren, 22 January 1946
  • Warren Zevon, 24 January 1947
  • Anita Pointer, 23 January 1948
  • Robert Palmer, 19 January 1949
  • Steve Perry, 22 January 1949
  • John Belushi, 24 January 1949
  • Ian Hill, 20 January 1951
  • Lee “Dewey” Bunnell, 19 January 1952
  • Paul Stanley, 20 January 1952
  • Warren King, 21 January 1953
  • Robin Zander, 23 January 1953
  • Richard Finch, 23 January 1954

 

Remembrances:

  • James “Shep” Sheppard, 24 January 1970
  • Terry Kath, 23 January 1978
  • Tommy Tucker, 22 January 1982
  • Lamar Williams, 21 January 1983
  • Jackie Wilson, 21 January 1984
  • Steve Wahrer, 21 January 1989
  • Allen Collins, 23 January 1990
  • Piet Sweval, 23 January 1990
  • Gerry Mulligan, 20 January 1996
  • Frankie “Cannibal” Garcia, 21 January 1996
  • Ron Holden, 22 January 1997
  • Carl Perkins, 19 January 1998
  • Bill Albaugh, 20 January 1999
  • Charles Brown, 21 January 1999
  • Brother Jack McDuff, 23 January 2001
  • Peggy Lee, 21 January 2002
  • Billy May, 22 January 2004
  • Wilson Pickett, 19 January 2006
  • Luther Rabb, 21 January 2006
  • Denny Doherty, 19 January 2007
  • John Stewart, 19 January 2008
  • Tommy Hoover, 20 January 2008
  • Kate McGarrigle, 18 January 2010
  • Robert “Squirrel” Lester, 21 January 2010
  • Earl Wild, 23 January 2010
  • Bobby Poe, 22 January 2011
  • Barrie Lee Hall, Jr., 24 January 2011
  • Larry Butler, 20 January 2012
  • Etta James, 20 January 2012
  • John Levy, 20 January 2012
  • Patricia Neway, 24 January 2012
  • Bobby Bennett, 18 January 2013
  • Steve Knight, 19 January 2013
  • Dennis Frederiksen, 18 January 2014
  • Steven Fromholz, 19 January 2014
  • Al Lerner, 19 January 2014
  • Tony Pabón, 21 January 2014
  • Roy Cicala, 22 January 2014
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Quote Of The Week

“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.”

— William Barclay

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This Week In Music (11-17 January)

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

  • American Pie by Don McLean, 1972
  • The Joker by Steve Miller, 1974

Don McLean - United Artists 50856 - A-side - American Pie - Part 1

Other notables this week on the charts:

  • Five O’Clock World by The Vogues, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
  • Good Thing by Paul Revere and The Raiders, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
  • Woman, Woman by The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
  • I’m Gonna Make You Love Me by The Supremes and The Temptations, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
  • I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
  • Superfly by Curtis Mayfield, peaked at Number 8 in 1973
  • Helen Wheels by Paul McCartney and Wings, peaked at Number 10 in 1974

Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett - Columbia Hall Of Fame 13-33133 - B-side - Woman, Woman

Birthdays:

  • Billy Butterfield, 14 January 1917
  • Slim Harpo, 11 January 1924
  • Don Cherry, 11 January 1924
  • Ray Price, 12 January 1926
  • Ruth Brown, 12 January 1928
  • Glenn Yarbrough, 12 January 1930
  • Johnny Grande, 14 January 1930
  • Bob Bogle, 16 January 1934
  • Clarence Carter, 14 January 1936
  • Edward “Sonny” Bivins, 15 January 1936
  • C.P. Spencer, 13 January 1938
  • Jack Jones, 14 January 1938
  • Allen Toussaint, 14 January 1938
  • William Lee Golden, 12 January 1939
  • Long John Baldry, 12 January 1941
  • Carl Dobkins, Jr., 13 January 1941
  • Captain Beefheart, 15 January 1941
  • Charo, 15 January 1941
  • Clarence Clemons, 11 January 1942
  • Barbara Lynn, 16 January 1942
  • Ronnie Milsap, 16 January 1943
  • Chris Montez, 17 January 1943
  • Jim Stafford, 16 January 1944
  • Maggie Bell, 12 January 1945
  • Abrim Tilmon, 12 January 1945
  • Naomi Judd, 11 January 1946
  • George Duke, 12 January 1946
  • Bobby Bloom, 15 January 1946
  • Domenic Troiano, 17 January 1946
  • Ronnie Van Zant, 15 January 1948
  • Charles Tumahai, 14 January 1949
  • Lamar Williams, 14 January 1949
  • Mick Taylor, 17 January 1949
  • Lee Ritenour, 11 January 1952
  • Trevor Rabin, 13 January 1954
  • Cheryl Bentyne, 17 January 1954
  • Steve Earle, 17 January 1955

 

Remembrances:

  • Billy Stewart, 17 January 1970
  • David Seville, 16 January 1972
  • Donny Hathaway, 13 January 1979
  • Andre Kostelanetz, 13 January 1980
  • Jerry Nolan, 14 January 1992
  • Nilsson, 15 January 1994
  • Ruby Starr, 14 January 1995
  • Artie Dunn, 15 January 1996
  • Junior Wells, 15 January 1998
  • Barry Pritchard, 11 January 1999
  • William “Dub” Jones, 16 January 2000
  • Bob Braun, 15 January 2001
  • Mickey Finn, 11 January 2003
  • Maurice Gibb, 12 January 2003
  • Charlie Webber, 17 January 2003
  • Randy Vanwarmer, 12 January 2004
  • Mike Ramsden, 17 January 2004
  • Spencer Dryden, 11 January 2005
  • James Griffin, 11 January 2005
  • Alice Coltrane, 12 January 2007
  • Michael Brecker, 13 January 2007
  • James “Pookie” Hudson, 16 January 2007
  • Leroy Smith, 15 January 2009
  • Mick Green, 11 January 2010
  • Brian Damage, 12 January 2010
  • Teddy Pendergrass, 13 January 2010
  • Jay Reatard, 13 January 2010
  • Ed Thigpen, 13 January 2010
  • Jimmy Wyble, 16 January 2010
  • Marty Gold, 14 January 2011
  • Steve Prestwich, 16 January 2011
  • Don Kirshner, 17 January 2011
  • Robbie France, 14 January 2012
  • Jimmy Castor, 16 January 2012
  • Johnny Otis, 17 January 2012
  • Liz Lands, 11 January 2013
  • John Wilkinson, 11 January 2013
  • Precious Bryant, 12 January 2013
  • Nic Potter, 16 January 2013
  • Claude Black, 17 January 2013
  • Gary Grimshaw, 13 January 2014
  • Ronny Jordan, 13 January 2014
  • Bud Spangler, 16 January 2014
  • Joe Evans, 17 January 2014

 

 

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Quote Of The Week

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”

— Danny Kaye

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This Week In Music (4-10 January)

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

  • There! I’ve Said It Again by Bobby Vinton, 1964
  • We Can Work It Out by The Beatles, 1966
  • You’re So Vain by Carly Simon, 1973

Beatles - Capitol 5555 - A-side - We Can Work It Out

Other notables on the charts:

  • Amen by The Impressions, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
  • She’s Just My Style by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
  • Cloud Nine by The Temptations, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
  • Black Magic Woman by Santana, peaked at Number 4 in 1971

 

Birthdays:

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal, 7 January 1922
  • Lenny Dee, 5 January 1923
  • Earl Scruggs, 6 January 1924
  • Johnnie Ray, 10 January 1927
  • Domenico Modugno, 9 January 1928
  • Wilbert Harrison, 5 January 1929
  • Jack Greene, 7 January 1930
  • Jimmie Arnold, 4 January 1932
  • Nino Tempo, 6 January 1935
  • Elvis Presley, 8 January 1935
  • Ronnie Hawkins, 10 January 1935
  • Eldee Young, 7 January 1936
  • Doris Troy, 6 January 1937
  • Shirley Bassey, 8 January 1937
  • Bob Relf, 10 January 1937
  • Paul Revere, 7 January 1938
  • Scott McKenzie, 10 January 1939
  • Sal Mineo, 10 January 1939
  • Van McCoy, 6 January 1940
  • Little Anthony, 8 January 1941
  • Joan Baez, 9 January 1941
  • Roy Head, 9 January 1941
  • Kenneth “Wally” Kelly, 9 January 1941
  • John McLaughlin, 4 January 1942
  • Danny Williams, 7 January 1942
  • Lefty Baker, 7 January 1942
  • Jon Lucien, 8 January 1942
  • David Oliver, 8 January 1942
  • Jim Croce, 10 January 1943
  • Jimmy Page, 9 January 1944
  • Rod Stewart, 10 January 1945
  • Arthur Conley, 4 January 1946
  • Syd Barrett, 6 January 1946
  • Robby Krieger, 8 January 1946
  • Shirley Brown, 6 January 1947
  • Sandy Denny, 6 January 1947
  • David Bowie, 8 January 1947
  • Kenny Loggins, 7 January 1948
  • Bill Cowsill, 9 January 1948
  • Cassie Gaines, 9 January 1948
  • Tim Hart, 9 January 1948
  • Donald Fagen, 10 January 1948
  • Fayette Pinkney, 10 January 1948
  • David Johansen, 9 January 1950
  • Crystal Gayle, 9 January 1951
  • Pat Benatar, 10 January 1953
  • Patty Loveless, 4 January 1957
  • Marcel King, 4 January 1958
  • Michael Stipe, 4 January 1960
  • Dave Matthews, 9 January 1967

 

Remembrances:

  • Dick Kesner, 8 January 1962
  • Howlin’ Wolf, 10 January 1976
  • Charles Mingus, 5 January 1979
  • Georgeanna Tillman Gordon, 6 January 1980
  • Larry Williams, 7 January 1980
  • Carl White, 7 January 1980
  • Phil Lynott, 4 January 1986
  • Joe Farrell, 10 January 1986
  • Harold Lucas, 6 January 1994
  • John Gary, 4 January 1998
  • Ken Forssi, 5 January 1998
  • Sonny Bono, 5 January 1998
  • Les Brown, 4 January 2001
  • Bo Savich, 4 January 2002
  • King Biscuit Boy, 5 January 2003
  • John Guerin, 5 January 2004
  • Lou Rawls, 6 January 2006
  • Rod Allen, 10 January 2008
  • Ron Asheton, 6 January 2009
  • “Dave Dee” Harmon, 9 January 2009
  • Neil Christian, 4 January 2010
  • Tony Clarke, 4 January 2010
  • Willie Mitchell, 5 January 2010
  • Dick Johnson, 10 January 2010
  • Jayne Walton Rosen, 10 January 2010
  • Grady Chapman, 4 January 2011
  • Gerry Rafferty, 4 January 2011
  • Margaret Whiting, 10 January 2011
  • Gordon W. Bowie, 5 January 2012
  • Tom Ardolino, 6 January 2012
  • Dave Alexander, 8 January 2012
  • Ernie Carson, 9 January 2012
  • Sammy Johns, 4 January 2013
  • Tandyn Almer, 8 January 2013
  • Jim Godbolt, 9 January 2013
  • Trevor Gordon, 9 January 2013
  • Roy Campbell, Jr., 9 January 2014
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