Monthly Archives: February 2015

Quote Of The Week

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

— Nido Qubein

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The Week In Music (22-28 February)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, 1970
Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack, 1973

Other notables this week:

Dawn (Go Away) by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) by The Tams, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Tell Her No by The Zombies, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
Shake by Sam Cooke, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
The Boy From New York City by The Ad Libs, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Don’t Mess With Bill by The Marvelettes, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
The Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Theme From Valley Of The Dolls by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, peaked at Number 8 in 1968
Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Can I Change My Mind by Tyrone Davis, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
I’m Livin’ In Shame by The Supremes, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
No Time by The Guess Who, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Psychedelic Shack by The Temptations, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
Mama’s Pearl by The Jackson 5, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Sweet Mary by Wadsworth Mansion, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Amos Moses by Jerry Reed, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Hurting Each Other by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Precious And Few by Climax, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Joy by Apollo 100, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
Dueling Banjos by Deliverance/Soundtrack, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Unil You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 3 in 1974

Apollo 100 - Mega 615-0050 - A-side - Joy

Birthdays:

Jackie Gleason, 26 February 1916
Hurricane Smith, 22 February 1923
Guy Mitchell, 22 February 1927
Ralph Stanley, 25 February 1927
Fats Domino, 26 February 1928
Michel LeGrand, 24 February 1932
Johnny Cash, 26 February 1932
Willie Bobo, 28 February 1934
Ernie K-Doe, 22 February 1936
Hagood Hardy, 26 February 1937
Freddy Robinson, 24 February 1939
John Fahey, 28 February 1939
Joe South, 28 February 1940
Joanie Sommers, 24 February 1941
Brian Jones, 28 February 1942
George Harrison, 25 February 1943
Bob “The Bear” Hite, 26 February 1943
Barbara Acklin, 28 February 1943
Donnie Iris, 28 February 1943
Johnny Winter, 23 February 1944
Nicky Hopkins, 24 February 1944
Oliver, 22 February 1945
Mitch Ryder, 26 February 1945
Harvey Mason, 22 February 1947
Sandie Shaw, 26 February 1947
Alex Taylor, 28 February 1947
Steve Priest, 23 February 1948
Bernadette Peters, 28 February 1948
George Thorogood, 24 February 1950
Emitt Rhodes, 25 February 1950
Brad Whitford, 23 February 1952
Neal Schon, 27 February 1954
Adrian Smith, 27 February 1957
Johnny Van Zant, 27 February 1959
Foster Sylvers, 25 February 1962

Remembrances:

Frankie Lymon, 27 February 1968
Frank Assunto, 25 February 1974
Bobby Bloom, 28 February 1974
Florence Ballard, 22 February 1976
Sherman Garnes, 26 February 1977
Gabor Szabo, 26 February 1982
Joey Vann, 28 February 1984
Delores Warren, 22 February 1985
David Byron, 28 February 1985
Johnnie Ray, 24 February 1990
Cornelius Gunter, 26 February 1990
Toy Caldwell, 25 February 1993
Marlena Davis, 27 February 1993
Papa John Creach, 22 February 1994
Melvin Franklin, 23 February 1995
Frank O’Keefe, 26 February 1995
Tony Williams, 23 February 1997
Perry Kibble, 23 February 1999
William Howard, 22 February 2000
John Fahey, 22 February 2001
Huey Davis, 23 February 2002
Arthur Lyman, 24 February 2002
Mary Stuart, 28 February 2002
Howie Epstein, 23 February 2003
Debbie Campbell, 27 February 2004
Harry Simeone, 22 February 2005
Edward Patten, 25 February 2005
Chris Curtis, 28 February 2005
Donnie Brooks, 23 February 2007
Billy Thorpe, 28 February 2007
Phil Bodner, 24 February 2008
Larry Norman, 24 February 2008
Buddy Miles, 26 February 2008
Mike Smith, 28 February 2008
David Soyer, 25 February 2010
Bobby Espinosa, 27 February 2010
Larry Cassidy, 27 February 2010
Jonathan May, 27 February 2010
Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, 28 February 2010
Brian Bonsor, 22 February 2011
Beau Dollar, 22 February 2011
Jean Dinning, 22 February 2011
Rick Coonce, 25 February 2011
Eugene Fodor, 26 February 2011
Mark Tulin, 26 February 2011
Margaret Eliot, 27 February 2011
Eddie Kirkland, 27 February 2011
Nick LaTour, 28 February 2011
Lorin Levee, 22 February 2012
Mike Melvoin, 22 February 2012
Dmitri Nabokov, 22 February 2012
Billy Strange, 22 February 2012
Red Holloway, 25 February 2012
Louisiana Red, 25 February 2012
Claude Monteux, 22 February 2013
Sonny Russo, 23 February 2013
Virgil Johnson, 24 February 2013
Stewart “Dirk” Fischer, 25 February 2013
Dan Toler, 25 February 2013
Van Cliburn, 27 February 2013
Richard Street, 27 February 2013
Trebor Jay Tichenor, 22 February 2014
Penny DeHaven, 23 February 2014
Franny Beecher, 24 February 2014
Anna Reynolds, 24 February 2014
Angèle Arsenault, 25 February 2014
Peter Callander, 25 February 2014
Georges Hamel, 26 February 2014
Frank Reed, 26 February 2014
Frankie Sardo, 26 February 2014
Tim Wilson, 26 February 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

— Vincent van Gogh

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This Week In Music (15-21 February)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 1965
Lightnin’ Strikes by Lou Christie, 1966
Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams, 1967
Everyday People by Sly and The Family Stone, 1969
Without You by Nilsson, 1972

Buckinghams - U.S.A. 860 - A-side - Kind Of A Drag. TM-1783 - A-side - Kind Of A Drag

Other notables this week:

For You by Rick Nelson, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Anyone Who Had A Heart by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
I Go To Pieces by Peter and Gordon, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
My World Is Empty Without You by The Supremes, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Crying Time by Ray Charles, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
I Wish It Would Rain by The Temptations, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Touch Me by The Doors, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Hey There Lonely Girl by Eddie Holman, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot, peaked at Number 5 in 1971
Mr. Bojangles by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Oh Babe, What Would You Say by Hurricane Smith, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend by Lobo, peaked at Number 8 in 1973

Birthdays:

Ronnie Aldrich, 15 February 1916
Bill Doggett, 16 February 1916
Hank Locklin, 15 February 1918
Bobby Lewis, 17 February 1933
Yoko Ono, 18 February 1933
Nina Simone, 21 February 1933
twins Herbert and Harold Kalin, 16 February 1934
Skip Battin, 18 February 1934
Sonny Bono, 16 February 1935
Bob Engemann, 19 February 1936
Mickey McGill, 17 February 1937
David Ackles, 20 February 1937
Nancy Wilson, 20 February 1937
Bobby Hart, 18 February 1939
Gene Pitney, 17 February 1940
Smokey Robinson, 19 February 1940
Barbara Ellis, 20 February 1940
Irma Thomas, 18 February 1941
Buffy Sainte-Marie, 20 February 1941
Exuma, 18 February 1942
Lou Christie, 19 February 1943
Mick Avory, 15 February 1944
John Helliwell, 15 February 1945
Lenny Williams, 16 February 1945
Dodie Stevens, 17 February 1946
Jerome Geils, 20 February 1946
Dennis DeYoung, 18 February 1947
Keith Knudsen, 18 February 1948
Tony Iommi, 19 February 1948
Jerry Harrison, 21 February 1949
Walter Becker, 20 February 1950
Melissa Manchester, 15 February 1951
Vince Welnick, 21 February 1951
Juice Newton, 18 February 1952
Robbie Bachman, 18 February 1953
John Travolta, 18 February 1954

Remembrances:

Nat “King” Cole, 15 February 1965
Little Walter, 15 February 1968
Lee Morgan, 19 February 1972
Janet Vogel, 21 February 1980
Mike Bloomfield, 15 February 1981
Thelonious Monk, 17 February 1982
Brownie McGhee, 16 February 1996
Morton Gould, 21 February 1996
Bob McBride, 20 February 1998
Billy Ward, 16 February 2002
Johnny Paycheck, 19 February 2003
Tom Glazer, 21 February 2003
Doris Troy, 16 February 2004
Bill Cowsill, 18 February 2006
Joe Cuba, 15 February 2009
Kelly Groucutt, 19 February 2009
Art Van Damme, 15 February 2010
Kathryn Grayson, 17 February 2010
Richard Proulx, 18 February 2010
Sidney Harth, 15 February 2011
David Shapiro, 16 February 2011
Rudy Robbins, 21 February 2011
Charles Anthony, 15 February 2012
Clive Shakespeare, 15 February 2012
Michael Davis, 17 February 2012
John Ayldon, 16 February 2013
Tony Sheridan, 16 February 2013
Mindy McCready, 17 February 2013
Mike Westhues, 17 February 2013
Kevin Ayers, 18 February 2013
Damon Harris, 18 February 2013
Matt Mattox, 18 February 2013
Magic Slim, 21 February 2013
Cleotha Staples, 21 February 2013
Raymond Louis Kennedy, 16 February 2014
Bob Casale, 17 February 2014
Maria Franziska von Trapp, 18 February 2014
Duffy Power, 19 February 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it — would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”

— Ralph Marston

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This Week In Music (8-14 February)

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

Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat, 1968
Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and The Family Stone, 1970
One Bad Apple by The Osmonds, 1971
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green, 1972
Love’s Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra, 1974

Other notables:

Hey Little Cobra by The Rip Chords, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um by Major Lance, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Uptight (Everything’s Alright) by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet by The Blues Magoos, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
98.6 by Keith, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Spooky by The Classics IV, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
Goin’ Out Of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by The Lettermen, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
I Started A Joke by The Bee Gees, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Hang ‘Em High by Booker T. and The M.G.’s, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
Arizona by Mark Lindsay, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight and The Pips, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Why Can’t We Live Together by Timmy Thomas, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Do It Again by Steely Dan, peaked at Number 6 in 1973
The World Is A Ghetto by War, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
Americans by Byron MacGregor, peaked at Number 4 in 1974
Let Me Be There by Olivia Newton-John, peaked at Number 6 in 1974

Birthdays:

John Mills, 11 February 1882
Lorne Greene, 12 February 1915
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 13 February 1919
Eileen Farrell, 13 February 1920
Leontyne Price, 10 February 1927
Dorothy McGuire, 13 February 1928
Phyllis McGuire, 14 February 1931
John Williams, 8 February 1932
Don Wilson, 10 February 1933
George Segal, 13 February 1934
Merl Saunders, 14 February 1934
Gene Vincent, 11 February 1935
Gene McDaniels, 12 February 1935
Larry Verne, 8 February 1936
Jack Scott, 11 February 1936
Roberta Flack, 10 February 1937
Bobby “Boris” Pickett, 11 February 1938
Barry Mann, 9 February 1939
Ray Manzarek, 12 February 1939
Kenny Rankin, 10 February 1940
Tom Rush, 8 February 1941
Sergio Mendes, 11 February 1941
Carole King, 9 February 1942
Leon Haywood, 11 February 1942
Peter Tork, 13 February 1942
Barbara Lewis, 9 February 1943
Ral Donner, 10 February 1943
Little Johnny Taylor, 11 February 1943
Eric Andersen, 14 February 1943
Moe Bandy, 12 February 1944
King Floyd, 13 February 1945
Roy Dyke, 13 February 1945
Major Harris, 9 February 1947
Joe Ely, 9 February 1947
Tim Buckley, 14 February 1947
Dan Seals, 8 February 1948
Nigel Olsson, 10 February 1949
Steve Hackett, 12 February 1950
Peter Gabriel, 13 February 1950
Roger Fisher, 14 February 1950
Vincent James, 12 February 1951
Daniel Miller, 14 February 1951
Sylvain Sylvain, 14 February 1951
Michael McDonald, 12 February 1952
Steve Scruggs, 8 February 1958
Sheryl Crow, 11 February 1962
Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963

Remembrances:

Felix Slatkin, 8 February 1963
Percy Faith, 9 February 1976
Sal Mineo, 12 February 1976
Bill Haley, 9 February 1981
Don Patterson, 10 February 1988
John “J.C.” Curulewski, 13 February 1988
Vince Crane, 14 February 1989
Del Shannon, 8 February 1990
James Cleveland, 9 February 1991
Brian Connolly, 9 February 1997
Gerald Gregory, 12 February 1999
Buddy Knox, 14 February 1999
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 12 February 2000
Oliver, 12 February 2000
Willis Draffen, 8 February 2002
Waylon Jennings, 13 February 2002
Mick Tucker, 14 February 2002
Valjean, 10 February 2003
Jimmy Smith, 8 February 2005
Keith Knudsen, 8 February 2005
Tyrone Davis, 9 February 2005
Sammi Smith, 12 February 2005
Lenny Dee, 12 February 2006
Eldee Young, 12 February 2007
Estelle Bennett, 11 February 2009
Malcolm Vaughan, 9 February 2010
Jake Hanna, 12 February 2010
Jamil Nasser, 13 February 2010
Dale Hawkins, 13 February 2010
Doug Fieger, 14 February 2010
Lee Freeman, 14 February 2010
Marvin Sease, 8 February 2011
Sir George Shearing, 14 February 2011
Joe Moretti, 9 February 2012
Whitney Houston, 11 February 2012
Russell Arms, 13 February 2012
Jodie Christian, 13 February 2012
Dory Previn, 14 February 2012
Rick Huxley, 11 February 2013
Shadow Morton, 14 February 2013
Tim Dog, 14 February 2013
Dick Berk, 8 February 2014
Sean Potts, 11 February 2014
Marty Thau, 13 February 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.”

— Mike Dooley

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This Week In Music (1-7 February)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964, for an amazing 7 weeks
  • You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers, 1965
  • My Love by Petula Clark, 1966
  • Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers, 1968
  • Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and The Shondells, 1969
  • Venus by Shocking Blue, 1970
  • Crocodile Rock by Elton John, 1973
  • The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand, 1974

Lemon Pipers - Buddah BDA-23 - A-side - Green Tambourine

Other notables:

  • You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
  • All Day And All Of The Night by The Kinks, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
  • Georgy Girl by The Seekers, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
  • Worse That Could Happen by The Brooklyn Bridge, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
  • Day After Day by Badfinger, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
  • Hi Hi Hi by Wings, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Seekers - Capitol 5756 - A-side - Georgy Girl

Birthdays:

George Beverly Shea, 1 February 1909
Claude King, 5 February 1923
Sonny Stitt, 2 February 1924
Shelley Berman, 3 February 1925
Stan Getz, 2 February 1927
Arthur Lyman, 2 February 1932
John Handy, 3 February 1933
Bob Shane, 1 February 1934
King Curtis, 7 February 1934
Johnny “Guitar” Watson, 3 February 1935
Alex Harvey, 5 February 1935
Donnie Brooks, 6 February 1936
Don Everly, 1 February 1937
Ray Sawyer, 1 February 1937
Joe Sample, 1 February 1937
Tom Smothers, 2 February 1937
Clarence Quick, 2 February 1937
Johnny Bristol, 3 February 1939
John Steel, 4 February 1941
Henson Cargill, 5 February 1941
Graham Nash, 2 February 1942
Cory Wells, 5 February 1942
Fabian, 6 February 1942
Dennis Edwards, 3 February 1943
Shawn Phillips, 3 February 1943
Al Kooper, 5 February 1944
J R Cobb, 5 February 1944
Johnny Cymbal, 3 February 1945
Bob Marley, 6 February 1945
Howard Bellamy, 2 February 1946
Sammy Johns, 7 February 1946
Melanie, 3 February 1947
Dave Davies, 3 February 1947
Spyder Turner, 4 February 1947
Rick James, 1 February 1948
Alice Cooper, 4 February 1948
Mary Ann Ganser, 4 February 1948
Marge Ganser, 4 February 1948
Roy Yeager, 4 February 1949
Mike Campbell, 1 February 1950
James Dunn, 4 February 1950
Natalie Cole, 6 February 1950
Mark St. John, 7 February 1956
Clint Black, 4 February 1962
Garth Brooks, 7 February 1962

Remembrances:

Buddy Holly, 3 February 1959
Big Bopper, 3 February 1959
Ritchie Valens, 3 February 1959
Rudy Pompilli, 5 February 1976
Vince Guaraldi, 6 February 1976
Sid Vicious, 2 February 1979
Ray Heindorf , 3 February 1980
Hugo Montenegro, 6 February 1981
Alex Harvey, 4 February 1982
Karen Carpenter, 4 February 1983
Matt Monro, 7 February 1985
Ray Martin, 7 February 1988
Paul Robi, 1 February 1989
Crazy Otto, 4 February 1990
John “Buddy” Bailey, 3 February 1994
Billy Jones, 7 February 1995
Carl Wilson, 6 February 1998
Julius Wechter, 1 February 1999
Doris Kenner, 4 February 2000
“Lonesome” Dave Peverett, 7 February 2000
Mongo Santamaria, 1 February 2003
Gene Hughes, 3 February 2004
Cornelius Bumpus, 3 February 2004
Billy Henderson, 2 February 2007
Frankie Laine, 6 February 2007

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