Monthly Archives: June 2015

Quote Of The Week

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

– Nelson Mandela

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This Week In Music (21-27 June)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

A World Without Love by Peter and Gordon, 1964
Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds, 1965
Paperback Writer by The Beatles, 1966
This Guy’s In Love With You by Herb Alpert, 1968
The Love You Save by The Jackson 5, 1970

Beatles - Capitol 5651 - A-side - Paperback WriterByrds - Columbia 4-43271 - A-side - Mr. Tambourine Man

Other notables this week:

People by Barbra Streisand, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Bad To Me by Billy J. Kramer, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte by Patti Page, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Sweet Talkin’ Guy by The Chiffons, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Sunday Will Never Be The Same by Spanky and Our Gang, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Reach Out Of The Darkness by Friend and Lover, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) by The Temptations, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
Hitchin’ A Ride by Vanity Fare, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
The Wonder Of You / Mama Liked The Roses by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot by Jerry Reed, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Nice To Be With You by Gallery, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Troglodyte (Cave Man) by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby by Barry White, peaked at Number 3 in 1973

Birthdays:

Clifford Scott, 21 June 1928
June Carter, 23 June 1929
Lalo Schifrin, 21 June 1932
Carl White, 21 June 1932
O.C. Smith, 21 June 1932
Anna Moffo, 27 June 1932
Dave Grusin, 26 June 1934
Kris Kristofferson, 22 June 1936
Verne Allison, 22 June 1936
Eddie Floyd, 25 June 1937
Billy Davis, Jr., 26 June 1938
Harold Melvin, 25 June 1939
Jimmy Castor, 23 June 1940
Stuart Sutcliffe, 23 June 1940
Clint Warwick, 25 June 1940
Robert Hunter, 23 June 1941
Deodato, 22 June 1942
Arthur Brown, 24 June 1942
Frank Mills, 27 June 1942
Bruce Johnston, 27 June 1942
Mike Ramsden, 21 June 1943
Georgie Fame, 26 June 1943
Ray Davies, 21 June 1944
Peter Asher, 22 June 1944
Rosetta Hightower, 23 June 1944
Jeff Beck, 24 June 1944
Paul Goddard, 23 June 1945
Carly Simon, 25 June 1945
Brenda Holloway, 21 June 1946
Allen Lanier, 25 June 1946
Ian McDonald, 25 June 1946
Joey Molland, 21 June 1947
Howard Kaylan, 22 June 1947
Mick Fleetwood, 24 June 1947
Todd Rundgren, 22 June 1948
Patrick Moraz, 24 June 1948
Peggy Scott-Adams, 25 June 1948
Alan Osmond, 22 June 1949
Joey Kramer, 21 June 1950
John Paul Young, 21 June 1950
Junior Daye, 26 June 1950
Nils Lofgren, 21 June 1951
Brian MacLeod, 25 June 1952
Cyndi Lauper, 22 June 1953
David Paich, 25 June 1954
Mick Jones, 26 June 1955
Kathy Mattea, 21 June 1959
Lorrie Morgan, 27 June 1959
George Michael, 25 June 1963

Remembrances:

Judy Garland, 22 June 1969
Bert Kaempfert, 21 June 1980
Jackie Gleason, 24 June 1987
June Christy, 21 June 1990
Kripp Johnson, 22 June 1990
Arthur Prysock, 21 June 1997
John Lee Hooker, 21 June 2001
Carroll O’Connor, 21 June 2001
John Entwistle, 27 June 2002
Raymond Lefevre, 27 June 2008
Leonard Pennario, 27 June 2008
Michael Jackson, 25 June 2009
Richard “Sky Saxon” Marsh, 25 June 2009
Gale Storm, 27 June 2009
Fayette Pinkney, 27 June 2009
Tam White, 21 June 2010
Larry Jon Wilson, 21 June 2010
Pete Quaife, 23 June 2010
Fred Anderson, 24 June 2010
JoJo Billingsley, 24 June 2010
Peter Sliker, 25 June 2010
Benny Powell, 26 June 2010
Rammellzee, 27 June 2010
Mike Waterson, 22 June 2011
Gaye Delorme, 23 June 2011
Goff Richards, 25 June 2011
Richard Adler, 21 June 2012
Jean Cox, 24 June 2012
Mary Love, 21 June 2013
Wendy Saddington, 21 June 2013
Bobby Bland, 23 June 2013
Little Willie Littlefield, 23 June 2013
Darryl Read, 23 June 2013
Puff Johnson, 24 June 2013
Alan Myers, 24 June 2013
Jimmy C. Newman, 21 June 2014
Teenie Hodges, 22 June 2014
Lee McBee, 24 June 2014
Ira Salley, 25 June 2014
Deak Hamilton, 26 June 2014
Mary Rodgers, 26 June 2014
Bobby Womack, 27 June 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”

— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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This Week In Music (14-20 June)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops, 1965
It’s Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move by Carole King, 1971

Other notables this week:

Diane by The Bachelors, peaked at Number 10 in 1964
Barefootin’ by Robert Parker, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Green Grass by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
She’d Rather Be With Me by The Turtles, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
All I Need by The Temptations, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Mirage by Tommy James and The Shondells, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
Mony Mony by Tommy James and The Shondells, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
Yummy Yummy Yummy by The Ohio Express, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Think by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Rainy Days And Mondays by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
(Last Night) I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All by The Fifth Dimension, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes, peaked at Number 2 in 1973

Birthdays:

Guy Lombardo, 19 June 1902
Burl Ives, 14 June 1909
David Rose, 15 June 1910
Stanley Black, 14 June 1913
Lester Flatt, 19 June 1914
Dave Lambert, 19 June 1917
Erroll Garner, 15 June 1921
Chet Atkins, 20 June 1924
Tommy DeVito, 19 June 1928
Jr. Walker, 14 June 1931
Renaldo “Obie” Benson, 14 June 1936
Shirley Goodman, 19 June 1936
Billy Guy, 20 June 1936
Waylon Jennings, 15 June 1937
Edward Farran, 17 June 1937
Jerry Keller, 20 June 1937
Billy “Crash” Craddock, 16 June 1939
Al Wilson, 19 June 1939
Nilsson, 15 June 1941
Doug Roberts, 15 June 1941
Lamont Dozier, 16 June 1941
Eddie Levert, 16 June 1942
Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942
Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane, 19 June 1942
Brian Wilson, 20 June 1942
Barry Manilow, 17 June 1943
Linda Clifford, 14 June 1944
Sandy Posey, 18 June 1944
Rod Argent, 14 June 1945
Anne Murray, 20 June 1945
Janet Lennon, 15 June 1946
Demis Roussos, 15 June 1946
Ian Matthews, 16 June 1946
Nick Drake, 19 June 1948
Alan Longmuir, 20 June 1948
Alan White, 14 June 1949
Lionel Richie, 20 June 1949
James Smith, 16 June 1950
Ann Wilson, 19 June 1950
Steve Walsh, 15 June 1951
Lenny LeBlanc, 17 June 1951
Gino Vannelli, 16 June 1952
Michael Anthony, 20 June 1954

Remembrances:

George Melachrino, 18 June 1965
Wes Montgomery, 15 June 1968
Bruce Tate, 20 June 1973
Geza Anda, 14 June 1976
Julian “Matty” Matlock, 14 June 1978
Charles Miller, 14 June 1980
James Honeyman-Scott, 16 June 1982
Walter Jackson, 20 June 1983
Kate Smith, 17 June 1986
Jimmy Soul, 15 June 1988
Rick Canoff, 18 June 1988
Brenda Payton, 14 June 1992
Henry Mancini, 14 June 1994
Rory Gallagher, 14 June 1995
Ella Fitzgerald, 15 June 1996
John Wolters, 16 June 1997
Bobby Helms, 19 June 1997
Lawrence Payton, 20 June 1997
Lord Sutch, 16 June 1999
Bill Randolph, 19 June 2001
Jimmie Arnold, 15 June 2004
Duane Roland, 19 June 2006
Claydes Smith, 20 June 2006
Hank Medress, 18 June 2007
Bob Bogle, 14 June 2009
Jim Pugliano, 15 June 2010
Bill Dixon, 16 June 2010
Maureen Forrester, 16 June 2010
Carole McGoldrick, 16 June 2010
Garry Shider, 16 June 2010
Mack Self, 14 June 2011
Wild Man Fischer, 16 June 2011
Clarence Clemons, 18 June 2011
Ottilie Patterson, 20 June 2011
Margie Hyams, 14 June 2012
Gerry Bron, 19 June 2012
Hugh Maguire, 14 June 2013
Tom Tall, 14 June 2013
Walter Kahn, 15 June 2013
Richard Marlow, 16 June 2013
Alastair Donaldson, 18 June 2013
Alfred Planyavsky, 18 June 2013
Slim Whitman, 19 June 2013
Casey Kasem, 15 June 2014
Pierre D’Archambeau, 16 June 2014
John McClure, 17 June 2014
Johnny Mann, 18 June 2014
Horace Silver, 18 June 2014
Gerry Goffin, 19 June 2014
Norman Sheffield, 20 June 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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This Week In Music (7-13 June)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Back In My Arms Again by The Supremes, 1965
Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, 1966
The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue by The Beatles, 1970
Want Ads by Honey Cone, 1971
Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr., 1972

Beatles - Apple 2832 - A-side - The Long And Winding Road

Other notables this week:

Love Me With All Your Heart by The Ray Charles Singers, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
Walk On By by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Little Children by Billy J. Kramer, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
Crying In The Chapel by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
Engine Engine #9 by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be? by Paul Revere and The Raiders, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
Grazing In The Grass by Friends Of Distinction, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Get Ready by Rare Earth, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
I’ll Meet You Halfway by The Partridge Family, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Pillow Talk by Sylvia, peaked at Number 3 in 1973

Birthdays:

Fred Waring, 9 June 1900
Glen Gray, 7 June 1906
Howlin’ Wolf, 10 June 1910
Les Paul, 9 June 1915
Dean Martin, 7 June 1917
Phil Bodner, 13 June 1917
Si Zentner, 13 June 1917
Judy Garland, 10 June 1922
Vic Damone, 12 June 1928
Jim Nabors, 12 June 1930
Joao Gilberto, 10 June 1931
Bob McGrath, 13 June 1932
Wynn Stewart, 7 June 1934
Jackie Wilson, 9 June 1934
Chuck Barksdale, 11 June 1935
James Darren, 8 June 1936
Jud Strunk, 11 June 1936
Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 8 June 1939
Tom Jones, 7 June 1940
Nancy Sinatra, 8 June 1940
Sherman Garnes, 8 June 1940
Joey Dee, 11 June 1940
Bobby Freeman, 13 June 1940
Shirley Alston, 10 June 1941
Chick Corea, 12 June 1941
Chuck Negron, 8 June 1942
Len Barry, 12 June 1942
Arlester “Dyke” Christian, 13 June 1943
Miguel Rios, 7 June 1944
Boz Scaggs, 8 June 1944
Annie Haslam, 8 June 1947
Randy Edelman, 10 June 1947
Frank Beard, 11 June 1949
Dennis Locorriere, 13 June 1949
Brad “Bun E. Carlos” Carlson, 12 June 1950
Bonnie Tyler, 8 June 1951
Brad Delp, 12 June 1951
Howard Leese, 13 June 1951
Jorge Santana, 13 June 1951
Pete Farndon, 12 June 1952
Prince, 7 June 1958

Remembrances:

Jimmy Dorsey, 12 June 1957
Earl Grant, 10 June 1970
Clyde McPhatter, 13 June 1972
Johnny Bond, 12 June 1978
Addie “Micki” Harris, 10 June 1982
Benny Goodman, 13 June 1986
Lou Monte, 12 June 1989
Frank Chacksfield, 9 June 1995
Ray Charles, 10 June 2004
Fred Gorman, 13 June 2006
Danny Davis, 12 June 2008
Kenny Rankin, 7 June 2009
Stuart Cable, 7 June 2010
Crispian St. Peters, 8 June 2010
Crispian St. Peters, 8 June 2010
Ken Brown, 9 June 2010
Christine Johnson, 9 June 2010
Harold Ivory Williams, 9 June 2010
Johnny Parker, 11 June 2010
Jimmy Dean, 13 June 2010
Jimmy Dean, 13 June 2010
Steve Popovich, 8 June 2011
Alan Rubin, 8 June 2011
Kenny Hawkes, 10 June 2011
Seth Putnam, 11 June 2011
Carl Gardner, 12 June 2011
Lil Phat, 7 June 2012
Bob Welch, 7 June 2012
Abram Wilson, 9 June 2012
Jimmy Elledge, 10 June 2012
Darondo, 9 June 2013
Johnny Smith, 11 June 2013
Sam Most, 13 June 2013
Alan Douglas, 7 June 2014
Michael Brown, 11 June 2014
Jimmy Scott, 12 June 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This Week In Music (31 May – 6 June)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups, 1964
Respect by Aretha Franklin, 1967
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers, 1972
My Love by Paul McCartney and Wings, 1973

Paul McCartney and Wings - Apple 1861 - A-side - My Love

Other notables this week:

P.S. I Love You by The Beatles, peaked at Number 10 in 1964
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Just A Little by Beau Brummels, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Creeque Alley by The Mamas and The Papas, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Love (Can Make You Happy) by Mercy, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins’ Singers, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
These Eyes by Guess Who?, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Gitarzan by Ray Stevens, peaked at Number 8 in 1969
Which Way You Goin’ Billy? by The Poppy Family, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Up Around The Bend / Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Make Me Smile by Chicago, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Sweet And Innocent by Donny Osmond, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Sylvia’s Mother by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Daniel by Elton John, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Hocus Pocus by Focus, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

Focus - Sire SAA-704 - A-side - Hocus Pocus

Birthdays:

Johnny Bond, 1 June 1915
Nelson Riddle, 1 June 1921
Pat Best, 6 June 1923
Andy Griffith, 1 June 1926
Carl Butler, 2 June 1927
Boots Randolph, 3 June 1927
Eddie Cano, 6 June 1927
Dakota Staton, 3 June 1930
Morgana King, 4 June 1930
Sammy Turner, 2 June 1932
Pete Jolly, 5 June 1932
Pat Boone, 1 June 1934
Johnny Carter, 2 June 1934
Grant Green, 6 June 1935
Levi Stubbs, 6 June 1936
Jimmy Jones, 2 June 1937
Freddy Fender, 4 June 1937
Peter Yarrow, 31 May 1938
Johnny Paycheck, 31 May 1938
Ian Hunter, 3 June 1939
Gary U.S. Bonds, 6 June 1939
Charles Fizer, 3 June 1940
Charlie Watts, 2 June 1941
William Guest, 2 June 1941
Floyd Butler, 5 June 1941
Curtis Mayfield, 3 June 1942
Joe Stampley, 6 June 1943
Marvin Hamlisch, 2 June 1944
Michelle Phillips, 4 June 1944
Roger Ball, 4 June 1944
Linda Scott, 1 June 1945
Antone “Chubby” Tavares, 2 June 1945
Leroy Hutson, 4 June 1945
Gordon Waller, 4 June 1945
Don Reid, 5 June 1945
Dan Hamilton, 1 June 1946
Eddie Holman, 3 June 1946
Mike Clarke, 3 June 1946
Ronnie Wood, 1 June 1947
Mickey Finn, 3 June 1947
Tom Evans, 5 June 1947
Cor van der Beek, 6 June 1948
John “Bonzo” Bonham, 31 May 1948
Tom Robinson, 1 June 1950
Suzi Quatro, 3 June 1950
Deniece Williams, 3 June 1950
Ronnie Dyson, 5 June 1950
Dwight Twilley, 6 June 1951
Billy Powell, 3 June 1952
Karl Bartos, 31 May 1952
Ronnie Dunn, 1 June 1953
Jimmy McCulloch, 4 June 1953
Dan Hill, 3 June 1954
Vicki Sue Robinson, 31 May 1954
Kenny G, 5 June 1956

Remembrances:

Joe Santollo, 4 June 1981
Russell “Rusty Day” Davidson, 3 June 1982
David Oliver, 6 June 1982
Nate Nelson, 1 June 1984
Sammy Kaye, 2 June 1987
Oliver “Bud” Dashiell, 2 June 1989
Richard Sohl, 3 June 1990
David Ruffin, 1 June 1991
Stan Getz, 6 June 1991
Conway Twitty, 5 June 1993
Derek Leckenby, 4 June 1994
Alan Blakly, 1 June 1996
Elsbeary Hobbs, 31 May 1996
Ronnie Lane, 4 June 1997
Johnny Hammond, 4 June 1997
Mel Torme, 5 June 1999
Tito Puente, 1 June 2000
Johnnie Taylor, 31 May 2000
John Hartford, 4 June 2001
Boyd Bennett, 2 June 2002
Dee Dee Ramone, 5 June 2002
Dave Rowberry, 6 June 2003
Vince Welnick, 2 June 2006
Johnny Grande, 3 June 2006
Billy Preston, 6 June 2006
Freddie Scott, 4 June 2007
Bo Diddley, 2 June 2008
Danny Douma, 1 June 2010
Les Lockridge, 1 June 2010
Danny Bank, 5 June 2010
Tony Peluso, 5 June 2010
Marvin Isley, 6 June 2010
Jack Beeson, 6 June 2010
Marvin Isley, 6 June 2010
Dana Key, 6 June 2010
Benjamin Lees, 31 May 2010
Ray Bryant, 2 June 2011
Andrew Gold, 3 June 2011
Benny Spellman, 3 June 2011
Martin Rushent, 4 June 2011
Gordon Lorenz, 5 June 2011
Faruq Z. Bey, 1 June 2012
Frazier Mohawk, 2 June 2012
Andy Hamilton, 3 June 2012
Herb Reed, 4 June 2012
Janie Thompson, 1 June 2013
Mario Bernardi, 2 June 2013
Nick Keir, 2 June 2013
MickDeth, 2 June 2013
Rob Morsberger, 2 June 2013
Keith Wilson, 2 June 2013
Arnold Eidus, 3 June 2013
Joey Covington, 4 June 2013
Ben Tucker, 4 June 2013
Don Bowman, 5 June 2013
David Schwartz, 5 June 2013
Elaine Laron, 6 June 2013
Elodie Lauten, 3 June 2014
James Alan Shelton, 3 June 2014
Don Davis, 5 June 2014
Lee Hyla, 6 June 2014

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