Monthly Archives: March 2015

Quote Of The Week

“The best way to prepare for death is to spend every day of life as though it were the last. Think of the end of worldly honor, wealth and pleasure and ask yourself: And then? And then?”

— St. Philip Romolo Neri

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This Week In Music (22-28 March)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Stop! In The Name Of Love by The Supremes, 1965
Happy Together by The Turtles, 1967
A Horse With No Name by America, 1972
Love Train by The O’Jays, 1973
Dark Lady by Cher, 1974

Turtles - White Whale WW-244 - A-side - Happy Together

Other notables this week:

My Heart Belongs To Only You by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Nowhere Man by The Beatles, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Dedicated To The One I Love by The Mamas and Papas, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
There’s A Kind Of Hush by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Sock It To Me-Baby! by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
My Cup Runneth Over by Ed Ames, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
I Thank You by Sam and Dave, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Indian Giver by 1910 Fruitgum Co., peaked at Number 5 in 1969
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) by John Ono Lennon, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted by The Partridge Family, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Help Me Make It Through The Night by Sammi Smith, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
What Is Life by George Harrison, peaked at Number 10 in 1971
The Way Of Love by Cher, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
Jungle Fever by Chakachas, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Mockingbird by Carly Simon, peaked at Number 5 in 1974
Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) by Mocedades, peaked at Number 9 in 1974

George Harrison - Apple 1828 - A-side - What Is Life

Birthdays:

Paul Whiteman, 28 March 1890
Rufus Thomas, 26 March 1917
Sarah Vaughan, 27 March 1924
Leonard Nimoy, 26 March 1931
Johnny Burnette, 25 March 1934
Roger Whittaker, 22 March 1936
Bill Gaither, 28 March 1936
Billy Stewart, 24 March 1937
Johnny Copeland, 27 March 1937
Don Covay, 24 March 1938
Hoyt Axton, 25 March 1938
Luis Gasca, 23 March 1940
Anita Bryant, 25 March 1940
Jeremy Clyde, 22 March 1941
Bunny Sigler, 27 March 1941
Charlie McCoy, 28 March 1941
Aretha Franklin, 25 March 1942
Michael Smith, 27 March 1942
George Benson, 22 March 1943
Doug Phillips, 22 March 1944
Diana Ross, 26 March 1944
David Grisman, 23 March 1945
Chuck Portz, 28 March 1945
Johnny Crawford, 26 March 1946
Elton John, 25 March 1947
John Rowles, 26 March 1947
Andrew Lloyd Webber, 22 March 1948
Randy Hobbs, 22 March 1948
Lee Oskar, 24 March 1948
Michael Stanley, 25 March 1948
Steven Tyler, 26 March 1948
Milan Williams, 28 March 1948
Ric Ocasek, 23 March 1949
Nick Lowe, 24 March 1949
Vicki Lawrence, 26 March 1949
Teddy Pendergrass, 26 March 1950
Tony Banks, 27 March 1950
Dougie Thomson, 24 March 1951
Chaka Khan, 23 March 1953
Bill Lyall, 26 March 1953
Reba McEntire, 28 March 1955
Stephanie Mills, 22 March 1957
Mariah Carey, 27 March 1970

Remembrances:

Waldo De Los Rios, 28 March 1977
John Poulos, 26 March 1980
Carmen Dragon, 28 March 1984
Mark Dinning, 22 March 1986
Dave Guard, 22 March 1991
Dan Hartman, 22 March 1994
Ripley Ingram, 23 March 1995
Don Murray, 22 March 1996
Harold Melvin, 24 March 1997
Ian Dury, 27 March 2000
Eileen Farrell, 23 March 2002
Jan Berry, 26 March 2004
Rod Price, 22 March 2005
Buck Owens, 25 March 2006
Henson Cargill, 24 March 2007
Cha Burns, 26 March 2007
David Carroll, 22 March 2008
Gene Puerling, 25 March 2008
Dan Seals, 25 March 2009
Diz Disley, 22 March 2010
Blanche Thebom, 23 March 2010
Marva Wright, 23 March 2010
John Ciamobotti, 24 March 2010
Johnny Maestro, 24 March 2010
Johnny Maestro, 24 March 2010
Stanley Vann, 27 March 2010
Herb Ellis, 28 March 2010
Victor Bouchard, 22 March 2011
Zoogz Rift, 22 March 2011
Carl Bunch, 23 March 2011
Johnny McCauley, 22 March 2012
Eric Lowen, 23 March 2012
Vince Lovegrove, 24 March 2012
Marion Marlowe, 24 March 2012
Nick Noble, 24 March 2012
David Craighead, 26 March 2012
Jerry McCain, 28 March 2012
Earl Scruggs, 28 March 2012
Derek Watkins, 22 March 2013
Deke Richards, 24 March 2013
Scott Hardkiss, 25 March 2013
Margie Alexander, 26 March 2013
Roosevelt Jamison, 27 March 2013
Hugh McCracken, 28 March 2013
Robert Zildjian, 28 March 2013
Dave Brockie, 23 March 2014
Eddie Lawrence, 25 March 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”

— Cicero

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This Week In Music (15-21 March)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

She Loves You by The Beatles, 1964
Penny Lane by The Beatles, 1967
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, 1968
Dizzy by Tommy Roe, 1969
Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, 1971
Heart Of Gold by Neil Young, 1972

Beatles - Capitol 5810 - A-side - Penny Lane

Other notables this week:

Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
I Love You More And More Every Day by Al Martino, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
The Birds And The Bees by Jewel Akens, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
King Of The Road by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Ferry Cross The Mersey by Gerry and The Pacemakers, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
19th Nervous Breakdown by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) by The First Edition, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
The Rapper by Jaggerz, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Give Me Just A Little More Time by Chairman of the Board, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by The Hollies, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
Evil Ways by Santana, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) by The Delfonics, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
She’s A Lady by Tom Jones, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
The Cover Of Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, peaked at Number 6 in 1973
Daddy’s Home by Jermaine Jackson, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

Roger Miller - Smash S-1965 - A-side - King Of The Road

Birthdays:

Sviatoslav Richter, 20 March 1915
Harry James, 15 March 1916
Nat “King” Cole, 17 March 1919
Larry Elgart, 20 March 1922
Jerry Lewis, 16 March 1926
Clarence Pauling, 19 March 1928
Adam Wade, 17 March 1935
Clarence “Frogman” Henry, 19 March 1937
Jerry Reed, 20 March 1937
Charles Lloyd, 15 March 1938
Charley Pride, 18 March 1938
Walter Jackson, 19 March 1938
Phil Lesh, 15 March 1940
Solomon Burke, 21 March 1940
Mike Love, 15 March 1941
Paul Kantner, 17 March 1941
Wilson Pickett, 18 March 1941
Jerry Jeff Walker, 16 March 1942
Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart, 15 March 1943
Jerry Goodman, 16 March 1943
Jim Weatherly, 17 March 1943
Vivian Stanshall, 21 March 1943
Ralph MacDonald, 15 March 1944
John Sebastian, 17 March 1944
David Lindley, 21 March 1944
Willis Draffen, 18 March 1945
Howard Scott, 15 March 1946
Harold Brown, 17 March 1946
Ruth Pointer, 19 March 1946
Paul Atkinson, 19 March 1946
Ry Cooder, 15 March 1947
Stomu Yamashta, 15 March 1947
Bobby Whitlock, 18 March 1948
Jerry Eubanks, 19 March 1950
Roger Hodgson, 21 March 1950
Bill Randolph, 19 March 1951
Jimmie Vaughan, 20 March 1951
Russell Thompkins, Jr., 21 March 1951
Nancy Wilson, 16 March 1954
Bruce Willis, 19 March 1955

Remembrances:

Tammi Terrell, 16 March 1970
Paul Kossoff, 19 March 1976
Sam George, 17 March 1982
Dino Martin, 21 March 1987
Billy Butterfield, 18 March 1988
Rick Grech, 17 March 1990
Johnny Cymbal, 16 March 1993
Joseph Pope, 16 March 1996
Terry Stafford, 17 March 1996
John Phillips, 18 March 2001
Marshall Leib, 15 March 2002
Johnny Bristol, 21 March 2004
Bobby Short, 21 March 2005
Luther Ingram, 19 March 2007
Herb Cohen, 16 March 2010
Alex Chilton, 17 March 2010
Alex Chilton, 17 March 2010
Johnnie High, 17 March 2010
Gerald Drucker, 19 March 2010
Nate Dogg, 15 March 2011
Smiley Culture, 15 March 2011
Melvin Sparks, 15 March 2011
Ferlin Husky, 17 March 2011
Jet Harris, 18 March 2011
Johnny Pearson, 20 March 2011
Loleatta Holloway, 21 March 2011
Pinetop Perkins, 21 March 2011
Hardrock Gunter, 15 March 2013
Terry Lightfoot, 15 March 2013
Jason Molina, 16 March 2013
Bobby Smith, 16 March 2013
George Barrow, 19 March 2013
Eddie Bond, 20 March 2013
Risë Stevens, 20 March 2013
Scott Asheton, 15 March 2014
Paddy Cronin, 15 March 2014
Paddy McGuigan, 17 March 2014
Joe Lala, 18 March 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This Week In Music (8-14 March)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Eight Days A Week by The Beatles, 1965
Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone by The Supremes, 1967

Beatles - Capitol 5371 - A-side - Eight Days A Week

Other notables this week:

Please Please Me by The Beatles, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
Navy Blue by Diane Renay, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
See The Funny Little Clown by Bobby Goldsboro, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Hurt So Bad by Little Anthony and The Imperials, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Listen People by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and Papas, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
I Fought The Law by Bobby Fuller Four, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Baby I Need Your Lovin’ by Johnny Rivers, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye by The Casinos, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Simon Says by 1910 Fruitgum Co., peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
This Magic Moment by Jay and The Americans, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
This Girl’s In Love With You by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Ma Belle Amie by The Tee Set, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
For All We Know by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Lion Sleeps Tonight by Robert John, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Boogie Down by Eddie Kendricks, peaked at Number 2 in 1974
Jungle Boogie by Kool and The Gang, peaked at Number 4 in 1974
Rock On by David Essex, peaked at Number 5 in 1974

Tee Set - Colossus CS-107 - A-side - Ma Belle Amie

Birthdays:

Lawrence Welk, 11 March 1903
Sammy Kaye, 13 March 1910
Paul Weston, 12 March 1912
Les Brown, 14 March 1912
Lee Hays, 14 March 1914
Dick Hyman, 8 March 1927
Keely Smith, 9 March 1928
Ornette Coleman, 9 March 1930
Lloyd Price, 9 March 1933
Quincy Jones, 14 March 1933
Gabor Szabo, 8 March 1936
Mickey Gilley, 9 March 1936
Glen Sherley, 9 March 1936
Lew DeWitt, 12 March 1938
Erma Franklin, 13 March 1938
Neil Sedaka, 13 March 1939
Dean Torrence, 10 March 1940
Al Jarreau, 12 March 1940
John Cale, 9 March 1942
Mark Lindsay, 9 March 1942
King Biscuit Boy, 9 March 1944
Ed Guzman, 10 March 1944
Micky Dolenz, 8 March 1945
Robin Trower, 9 March 1945
Laura Lee, 9 March 1945
Harvey Mandel, 11 March 1945
Walt Parazaider, 14 March 1945
Michael Murphey, 14 March 1945
Randy Meisner, 8 March 1946
Liza Minnelli, 12 March 1946
Carole Bayer Sager, 8 March 1947
Little Peggy March, 8 March 1948
Mel Galley, 8 March 1948
Jeffrey Osborne, 9 March 1948
James Taylor, 12 March 1948
Michael Knust, 11 March 1949
Mike Gibbins, 12 March 1949
Roger Powell, 14 March 1949
Beverly Bremers, 10 March 1950
Rick Dees, 14 March 1950
Jack Green, 12 March 1951
Jimmy Fortune, 11 March 1955
Steve Harris, 12 March 1956
Cheryl Lynn, 11 March 1957
Gary Numan, 8 March 1958
Adam Clayton, 13 March 1960

Remembrances:

Mary Ann Ganser, 14 March 1970
Arlester “Dyke” Christian, 13 March 1971
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, 8 March 1973
Eugene Ormandy, 12 March 1985
Sonny Terry, 11 March 1986
Tom Sellers, 9 March 1988
Andy Gibb, 10 March 1988
Billy Eckstine, 8 March 1993
Alex Taylor, 12 March 1993
Vincent Edwards, 11 March 1996
LaVern Baker, 10 March 1997
Speedy Keen, 12 March 2002
Edmund Sylvers, 11 March 2004
Chris LeDoux, 9 March 2005
Danny Joe Brown, 10 March 2005
Danny Taylor, 10 March 2005
Anna Moffo, 9 March 2006
Brad Delp, 9 March 2007
Hank Locklin, 8 March 2009
Richard Edwin Parris Jr., 9 March 2010
Evelyn Dall, 10 March 2010
Micky Jones, 10 March 2010
George Webb, 10 March 2010
Lesley Duncan, 12 March 2010
Jerry Adler, 13 March 2010
Cherie DeCastro, 14 March 2010
St. Clair Lee, 8 March 2011
Mike Starr, 8 March 2011
Eddie Snyder, 10 March 2011
Alfred Genovese, 11 March 2011
Jack Hardy, 11 March 2011
Hugh Martin, 11 March 2011
Joe Morello, 12 March 2011
Owsley Stanley, 13 March 2011
Todd Cerney, 14 March 2011
Big Jack Johnson, 14 March 2011
Bugs Henderson, 8 March 2012
Terry Teene, 9 March 2012
Leon Spencer, 11 March 2012
Michael Hossack, 12 March 2012
Eddie King, 14 March 2012
Ricardo da Force, 8 March 2013
Sammy Masters, 8 March 2013
Clive Burr, 12 March 2013
Paul Nassau, 13 March 2013
Jack Greene, 14 March 2013
Buren Fowler, 8 March 2014
Med Flory, 12 March 2014
Al Harewood, 13 March 2014
Gary Burger, 14 March 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

— Camille Pissarro

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This Week In Music (1-7 March)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

My Girl by The Temptations, 1965
The Ballad Of The Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones, 1967
Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks, 1974

Other notables this week:

Stop And Think It Over by Dale and Grace, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
The Jolly Green Giant by The Kingsmen, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Working My Way Back To You by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Bottle Of Wine by The Fireballs, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Everything That Touches You by The Association, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
You Showed Me by The Turtles, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Baby, Baby Don’t Cry by The Miracles, peaked at Number 8 in 1969
Travelin’ Band/Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Down By The Lazy River by The Osmonds, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Everything I Own by Bread, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Sweet Seasons by Carole King, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T. Rex, peaked at Number 10 in 1972
Last Song by Edward Bear, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love by The Spinners, peaked at Number 4 in 1973
Rocky Mountain High by John Denver, peaked at Number 9 in 1973
Spiders And Snakes by Jim Stafford, peaked at Number 3 in 1974
Put Your Hands Together by The O’Jays, peaked at Number 10 in 1974

Birthdays:

Glenn Miller, 1 March 1904
Doc Watson, 3 March 1923
Wes Montgomery, 6 March 1923
Paul Mauriat, 4 March 1925
Roy Etzel, 6 March 1925
Harry Belafonte, 1 March 1927
Willie Mitchell, 1 March 1928
Miriam Makeba, 4 March 1932
Sylvia Vanderpool, 6 March 1936
Domingo Samudio, 6 March 1937
Lawrence Payton, 2 March 1938
Paul Evans, 5 March 1938
Michael Giles, 1 March 1942
Lou Reed, 2 March 1942
Flora Purim, 6 March 1942
Buzzy Linhart, 3 March 1943
Roger Daltrey, 1 March 1944
Jance Garfat, 3 March 1944
Bobby Womack, 4 March 1944
Mary Wilson, 6 March 1944
Tony Ashton, 1 March 1946
David Gilmour, 6 March 1946
Peter Wolf, 7 March 1946
Matthew Fisher, 7 March 1946
Norman Connors, 1 March 1947
Jennifer Warnes, 3 March 1947
Kiki Dee, 6 March 1947
Larry Carlton, 2 March 1948
Rory Gallagher, 2 March 1948
Chris Squire, 4 March 1948
Peter McCann, 6 March 1948
Eddie Money, 2 March 1949
Karen Carpenter, 2 March 1950
Chris Rea, 4 March 1951
Ernie Isley, 7 March 1952
St. Clair L. Palmer, 4 March 1954
Jay Osmond, 2 March 1955
Teena Marie, 5 March 1956
Bobby DeBarge, 5 March 1956
Andy Gibb, 5 March 1958

Remembrances:

Patsy Cline, 5 March 1963
John Belushi, 5 March 1982
Richard Manuel, 4 March 1986
Pearl Butler, 1 March 1988
Vivian Stanshall, 5 March 1995
David Ackles, 2 March 1999
Dusty Springfield, 2 March 1999
Marvin Inabnett, 7 March 1999
Glenn Hughes, 4 March 2001
Michael Smith, 6 March 2001
Hank Ballard, 2 March 2003
Martin Denny, 2 March 2005
King Floyd, 6 March 2006
Tony Maligmat, 4 March 2007
Hurricane Smith, 3 March 2008
Big Tiny Little, 3 March 2010
Ron Banks, 4 March 2010
Lolly Vegas, 4 March 2010
Ron Banks, 4 March 2010
Lolly Vegas, 4 March 2010
Fred Wedlock, 4 March 2010
Philip Langridge, 5 March 2010
Mark Linkous, 6 March 2010
Johnny Preston, 4 March 2011
Frank Marocco, 3 March 2012
Ronnie Montrose, 3 March 2012
Don Andrews, 5 March 2012
Robert B. Sherman, 5 March 2012
Big Walter Price, 7 March 2012
Jewel Akens, 1 March 2013
Magic, 1 March 2013
Bobby Rogers, 3 March 2013
Fran Warren, 4 March 2013
Melvin Rhyne, 5 March 2013
Stompin’ Tom Connors, 6 March 2013
Alvin Lee, 6 March 2013
Kenny Ball, 7 March 2013
Peter Banks, 7 March 2013
Claude King, 7 March 2013
Jeffrey Skitch, 7 March 2013
Robert Ashley, 3 March 2014
Dave Sampson, 5 March 2014
Marion Stein, 6 March 2014

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