Monthly Archives: May 2015

Quote of the Week

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

–Sir John Lubbock

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This Week In Music (24-30 May)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Love Me Do by The Beatles, 1964
Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys, 1965
When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge, 1966
Get Back by The Beatles, 1969
Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens, 1970
Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones, 1971
Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites, 1972
Frankenstein by Edgar Winter, 1973

Beatles - Tollie T-9008 - A-side - Love Me Do

Other notables this week:

(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet by The Reflections, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
A Groovy Kind Of Love by The Mindbenders, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart by The Supremes, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
I Got Rhythm by The Happenings, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
Beautiful Morning by The Rascals, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, peaked at Number 8 in 1968
Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Atlantis by Donovan, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Love On A Two Way Street by The Moments, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
The Letter by Joe Cocker, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
Look What You Done For Me by Al Green, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
Wildflower by Skylark, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones RS-19103 - A-side - Tumbling Dice

Birthdays:

Al Jolson, 26 May 1886
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909
Papa John Creach, 28 May 1917
Peggy Lee, 26 May 1920
Roland Shaw, 26 May 1920
Danny Davis, 29 May 1925
Miles Davis, 26 May 1926
Bud Shank, 27 May 1926
Beverly Sills, 25 May 1929
Ramsey Lewis, 27 May 1935
Tom T. Hall, 25 May 1936
Donnie Elbert, 25 May 1936
Ocsar Toney, Jr., 26 May 1939
Don Williams, 27 May 1939
Freddie North, 28 May 1939
Levon Helm, 26 May 1940
Bob Dylan, 24 May 1941
Charles Earland, 24 May 1941
Jessi Colter, 25 May 1943
Patti LaBelle, 24 May 1944
Gladys Knight, 28 May 1944
Bruce Cockburn, 27 May 1945
Gary Stewart, 28 May 1945
John Fogerty, 28 May 1945
Mick Ronson, 26 May 1946
Albert Bouchard, 24 May 1947
Stevie Nicks, 26 May 1948
Hank Williams, Jr., 26 May 1949
Cerrone, 24 May 1952
Richard Sohl, 26 May 1953
Rosanne Cash, 24 May 1955
Nicky “Topper” Headon, 30 May 1955
LaToya Jackson, 29 May 1956
Paul Weller, 25 May 1958
Melissa Etheridge, 29 May 1961
Wynonna Judd, 30 May 1964

Remembrances:

Little Willie John, 26 May 1968
Duke Ellington, 24 May 1974
William Powell, 26 May 1977
Paul Desmond, 30 May 1977
John Cipollina, 29 May 1989
Gary Usher, 25 May 1990
Gene Clark, 24 May 1991
Eric Gale, 25 May 1994
Willie Woods, 27 May 1997
Joe Jaramillo, 24 May 2000
Domenic Troiano, 25 May 2005
Desmond Dekker, 25 May 2006
George Greeley, 26 May 2007
Jimmy McGriff, 24 May 2008
Maria di Gerlando, 24 May 2010
Paul Gray, 24 May 2010
Stella Nova, 24 May 2010
Judy Lynn, 26 May 2010
Slim Bryant, 28 May 2010
David Sanger, 28 May 2010
Ali-Ollie Woodson, 30 May 2010
Ali-Ollie Woodson, 30 May 2010
Gil Scott-Heron, 27 May 2011
Alys Robi, 28 May 2011
Simon Brint, 29 May 2011
Giorgio Tozzi, 30 May 2011
Mark McConnell, 24 May 2012
Judith Nelson, 28 May 2012
Toni Arden, 29 May 2012
Doc Watson, 29 May 2012
Pete Cosey, 30 May 2012
Helmut Braunlich, 24 May 2013
Lorene Mann, 24 May 2013
Ed Shaughnessy, 24 May 2013
Tyrone Brunson, 25 May 2013
Marshall Lytle, 25 May 2013
Mulgrew Miller, 29 May 2013
Elliot del Borgo, 30 May 2013
Herb Jeffries, 25 May 2014
David Nadien, 28 May 2014
James K. Randall, 28 May 2014
Christine Charbonneau, 29 May 2014
Tito Torbellino, 29 May 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

— Ursula Le Guin

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This Week In Music (17-23 May)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Ticket To Ride by The Beatles, 1965
Groovin’ by The Young Rascals, 1967
Tighten Up by Archie Bell and The Drells, 1968
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder, 1973

Bob Dylan - Columbia 4-43592 - A-side - Rainy Day Women 12 And 35

Other notables this week:

It’s Over by Roy Orbison, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Rainy Day Women #12 And 35 by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Cowboys To Girls by The Intruders, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Love Is All Around by The Troggs, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Do You Know The Way To San José by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Vehicle by The Ides Of March, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Turn Back The Hands of Time by Tyrone Davis, peaked at Number 3 in 1970

Birthdays:

Big Joe Turner, 18 May 1911
Perry Como, 18 May 1912
Kai Winding, 18 May 1922
Rosemary Clooney, 23 May 1928
Peter Nero, 22 May 1934
Pervis Jackson, 17 May 1938
Mickey Newbury, 19 May 1940
Malcolm Hale, 17 May 1941
Bobby Sheen, 17 May 1941
Taj Mahal, 17 May 1942
Jill “Paula” Jackson, 20 May 1942
Hilton Valentine, 21 May 1943
Jesse Winchester, 17 May 1944
Albert Hammond, 18 May 1944
Joe Cocker, 20 May 1944
Pete Townshend, 19 May 1945
Misty Morgan, 23 May 1945
Cher, 20 May 1946
Danny Klein, 23 May 1946
Jane Olivor, 18 May 1947
Steve Currie, 19 May 1947
Bill Champlin, 21 May 1947
Joe Bonsall, 18 May 1948
Feliciano “Butch” Tavares, 18 May 1948
Grace Jones, 19 May 1948
Tom Scott, 19 May 1948
Leo Sayer, 21 May 1948
Keith, 17 May 1949
Bill Bruford, 17 May 1949
Rick Wakeman, 18 May 1949
Dusty Hill, 19 May 1949
Roger Hodgson, 21 May 1950
Bernie Taupin, 22 May 1950
Derek Longmuir, 19 May 1951
Joey Ramone, 19 May 1951
George Strait, 18 May 1952
Carl Carlton, 21 May 1952
George Johnson, 17 May 1953
Stan Lynch, 21 May 1955

Remembrances:

Rudy Lewis, 20 May 1964
Odia Coates, 19 May 1991
Lawrence Welk, 17 May 1992
Johnny “Guitar” Watson, 17 May 1996
Jean-Pierre Rampal, 20 May 2000
Danny Galindo, 17 May 2001
Tony Ashton, 21 May 2001
Little Johnny Taylor, 17 May 2002
Freddie Garrity, 19 May 2006
Larry Dale, 19 May 2010
Martin Mulloy, 22 May 2010
Billy Francis, 23 May 2010
Leonard Kastle, 18 May 2011
Kathy Kirby, 19 May 2011
Herbert Breslin, 17 May 2012
Donna Summer, 17 May 2012
Peter Jones, 18 May 2012
Eugene Lacritz, 18 May 2012
Robin Gibb, 20 May 2012
Carrie Smith, 20 May 2012
Eddie Blazonczyk, 21 May 2012
Janet Carroll, 22 May 2012
Hal Jackson, 23 May 2012
Monroe Hopper, 17 May 2013
Alan O’Day, 17 May 2013
Harold Shapero, 17 May 2013
Claramae Turner, 18 May 2013
Robin Harrison, 19 May 2013
Ray Manzarek, 20 May 2013
Zach Sobiech, 20 May 2013
Trevor Bolder, 21 May 2013
Frank Comstock, 21 May 2013
Bob Thompson, 21 May 2013
Jerry Vale, 18 May 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.”

–George Van Valkenburg

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This Week In Music (10-16 May)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

My Guy by Mary Wells, 1964
The Happening by The Supremes, 1967

Other notables this week:

Ronnie by The Four Seasons, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
White On White by Danny Williams, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
I’ll Never Find Another You by The Seekers, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Silhouettes by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
I’ll Be Doggone by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Just Once In My Life by The Righteous Brothers, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
Kicks by Paul Revere and The Raiders, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
How Does That Grab You, Darlin’? by Nancy Sinatra, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Message To Michael by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Sweet Soul Music by Arthur Conley, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
Don’t You Care by The Buckinghams, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
You Got What It Takes by The Dave Clark Five, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Hair by The Cowsills, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Hawaii Five-O by The Ventures, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
If by Bread, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo by Lobo, peaked at Number 5 in 1971
Back Off Boogaloo by Ringo Starr, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Drift Away by Dobie Gray, peaked at Number 5 in 1973
Stuck In The Middle With You by Steelers Wheel, peaked at Number 6 in 1973

Birthdays:

Gordon Jenkins, 12 May 1910
Woody Herman, 16 May 1913
Norrie Paramor, 15 May 1914
Norman Luboff, 14 May 1917
Eddy Arnold, 15 May 1918
Fred Hellerman, 13 May 1927
Burt Bacharach, 12 May 1928
William “Dub” Jones, 14 May 1928
Betty Carter, 16 May 1929
Walter Wanderley, 12 May 1932
Julius Wechter, 10 May 1935
Larry Williams, 10 May 1935
Bobby Darin, 14 May 1936
Kripp Johnson, 16 May 1936
The Plastic Cow, 10 May 1937
Trini Lopez, 15 May 1937
Henry Fambrough, 10 May 1938
Lenny Welch, 15 May 1938
Candi Staton, 13 May 1940
Eric Burdon, 11 May 1941
Ritchie Valens, 13 May 1941
Carl Douglas, 10 May 1942
Ian Dury, 12 May 1942
Billy Swan, 12 May 1942
K.T. Oslin, 15 May 1942
Mary Wells, 13 May 1943
Derek Leckenby, 14 May 1943
Jack Bruce, 14 May 1943
Jackie Lomax, 10 May 1944
Gene Cornish, 14 May 1944
Billy Cobham, 16 May 1944
“Magic Dick” Salwitz, 13 May 1945
Donovan, 10 May 1946
Dave Mason, 10 May 1946
Graham Gouldman, 10 May 1946
Robert Fripp, 16 May 1946
Jay Ferguson, 10 May 1947
Darrell Sweet, 16 May 1947
Barbara Lee Jones, 16 May 1947
Steve Winwood, 12 May 1948
Brian Eno, 15 May 1948
Billy Squier, 12 May 1950
Danny Kirwan, 13 May 1950
Stevie Wonder, 13 May 1950
Jay Beckenstein, 14 May 1951
David Byrne, 14 May 1952
Mike Oldfield, 15 May 1953
Kix Brooks, 12 May 1955
Sid Vicious, 10 May 1957
Bono, 10 May 1960
Janet Jackson, 16 May 1966

Remembrances:

Johnny Hodges, 11 May 1970
Keith Relf, 14 May 1976
Glen Sherley, 11 May 1978
Lester Flatt, 11 May 1979
Bob Marley, 11 May 1981
Chet Baker, 13 May 1988
Ron Wilson, 12 May 1989
Sammy Davis, Jr., 16 May 1990
James Hopkins-Harrison, 16 May 1991
Barbara Lee Jones, 15 May 1992
Jerry Murad, 11 May 1996
Ernie Fields, 11 May 1997
Frank Sinatra, 14 May 1998
Rudy West, 14 May 1998
Perry Como, 12 May 2001
Noel Redding, 11 May 2003
June Carter, 15 May 2003
John Whitehead, 11 May 2004
Clint Warwick, 15 May 2004
Johnnie Wilder, 13 May 2006
John Rutsey, 11 May 2008
Clive Scott, 10 May 2009
Jack Birkett, 10 May 2010
Ronnie James Dio, 16 May 2010
Debbie Abono, 16 May 2010
Ronnie James Dio, 16 May 2010
Hank Jones, 16 May 2010
John S. Carter, 10 May 2011
Snooky Young, 11 May 2011
Jack Richardson, 13 May 2011
Bob Flanigan, 15 May 2011
Roland Shaw, 11 May 2012
Donald “Duck” Dunn, 13 May 2012
Derek Hammond-Stroud, 14 May 2012
Belita Woods, 14 May 2012
Chuck Brown, 16 May 2012
Doug Dillard, 16 May 2012
Ollie Mitchell, 11 May 2013
Ed Gagliardi, 11 May 2014
Nash the Slash, 12 May 2014
Douglas Cummings, 14 May 2014

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The Week In Music (3-9 May)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong, 1964
Monday, Monday by The Mamas and Papas, 1966
American Woman / No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who, 1970
The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk Railroad, 1974

Other notables this week:

Do You Want To Know A Secret by The Beatles, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
Dead Man’s Curve by Jan and Dean, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
Count Me In by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Cast Your Fate To The Wind by Sounds Orchestral, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Sloop John B by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Leaning On The Lamp Post by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Gloria by The Shadows Of Knight, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Close Your Eyes by Peaches and Herb, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
I’m A Man by The Spencer Davis Group, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Time Is Tight by Booker T. and The M.G.’s, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Sweet Cherry Wine by Tommy James and The Shondells, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Reflections Of My Life by Marmalade, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Never Can Say Goodbye by The Jackson 5, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
I Am…I Said by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Chick-A-Boom by Daddy Drewdrop, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
I Gotcha by Joe Tex, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Betcha By Golly, Wow by the Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr., peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Day Dreaming by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Little Willie by The Sweet, peaked at Number 3 in 1973

Birthdays:

Bing Crosby, 3 May 1903
Robert Johnson, 8 May 1911
Harry Simeone, 9 May 1911
Virgil Fox, 3 May 1912
Frank Chacksfield, 9 May 1914
Hank Snow, 9 May 1914
Al Nevins, 3 May 1915
Pete Seeger, 3 May 1919
Jane Morgan, 3 May 1924
Jim Lowe, 7 May 1927
Maynard Ferguson, 4 May 1928
Teresa Brewer, 7 May 1931
James Brown, 3 May 1933
Frankie Valli, 3 May 1934
Ace Cannon, 5 May 1934
Johnnie Taylor, 5 May 1934
Nokie Edwards, 9 May 1935
Jimmy Ruffin, 7 May 1936
Ron Carter, 4 May 1937
Dick Dale, 4 May 1937
Dave Prater, 9 May 1937
Napoleon XIV, 3 May 1938
Tyrone Davis, 4 May 1938
Ronnie Bullis, 4 May 1940
Ricky Nelson, 8 May 1940
Toni Tennille, 8 May 1940
Nickolas Ashford, 4 May 1941
John Fred, 8 May 1941
Tammy Wynette, 5 May 1942
Jack Blanchard, 8 May 1942
Tommy Roe, 9 May 1942
Danny Whitten, 8 May 1943
Rusty Weir, 3 May 1944
Peggy Santiglia, 4 May 1944
Gary Glitter, 8 May 1944
Richie Furay, 9 May 1944
Bob Seger, 6 May 1945
Cornelius Bumpus, 7 May 1945
Keith Jarrett, 8 May 1945
Thelma Houston, 7 May 1946
Bill Kreutzmann, 7 May 1946
Clint Holmes, 9 May 1946
Bill Ward, 5 May 1948
Mary MacGregor, 6 May 1948
Pete Wingfield, 7 May 1948
Billy Joel, 9 May 1949
Mary Hopkin, 3 May 1950
Robbie McIntosh, 6 May 1950
Tom Petersson, 9 May 1950
Christopher Cross, 3 May 1951
Chris Frantz, 8 May 1951
Alex Van Halen, 8 May 1953
Randy Travis, 4 May 1959

Remembrances:

Graham Bond, 8 May 1974
Helmut Kollen, 3 May 1977
Cal Tjader, 5 May 1982
Clarence Quick, 5 May 1983
Kai Winding, 6 May 1983
Paul Butterfield, 4 May 1987
Keith Whitley, 9 May 1989
Charles Allen, 7 May 1990
Doug Phillips, 5 May 1995
Clarence Pauling, 6 May 1995
Eddie Rabbitt, 7 May 1998
Alphonso Howell, 7 May 1998
Rudi Maugeri, 7 May 2004
Carol Johnson, 7 May 2007
Tom Boggs, 5 May 2008
Jerry Wallace, 5 May 2008
Eddy Arnold, 8 May 2008
Travis Edmonson, 9 May 2009
Dave Fisher, 7 May 2010
Dave Fisher, 7 May 2010
Norman Ezell, 8 May 2010
Norm Ezell, 8 May 2010
Lena Horne, 9 May 2010
Lena Horne, 9 May 2010
Odell Brown, 3 May 2011
John Walker, 7 May 2011
Cornell Dupree, 8 May 2011
Dolores Fuller, 9 May 2011
Mort Lindsey, 4 May 2012
Adam Yauch, 4 May 2012
Michael Burks, 6 May 2012
Everett Lilly, 8 May 2012
Frank Parr, 8 May 2012
Steve Martland, 6 May 2013
Teri Moïse, 7 May 2013
Ken Whaley, 8 May 2013
Bobby Gregg, 3 May 2014
Antony Hopkins, 6 May 2014
Sir George Christie, 7 May 2014
Frank Strazzeri, 9 May 2014
Joe Wilder, 9 May 2014

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