Monthly Archives: August 2015

Quote Of The Week

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

— Dhirubhai Ambani

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This Week In Music (23-29 August)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
War by Edwin Starr, 1970
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
Brother Louie by The Stories, 1973

Other notables this week:

C’mon And Swim by Bobby Freeman, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
California Girls by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
It’s The Same Old Song by The Four Tops, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Mel Carter, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Down In The Boondocks by Billy Joe Royal, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
See You In September by The Happenings, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Summertime by Billy Stewart, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Cold Sweat by James Brown, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
I Can’t Stop Dancing by Archie Bell and The Drells, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Stay In My Corner by The Dells, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White, peaked at Number 8 in 1969
Laughing by The Guess Who, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You? by Ronnie Dyson, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver with Fat City, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Signs by Five Man Electrical Band, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Liar by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Hold Your Head Up by Argent, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Goodbye To Love by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
Coconut by Nilsson, peaked at Number 8 in 1972

Birthdays:

Charles Boyer, 28 August 1899
Ernie Fields, 28 August 1904
Lester Lanin, 26 August 1907
Ray Heindorf , 25 August 1908
Leonard Bernstein, 25 August 1918
Louis Teicher, 24 August 1924
Dinah Washington, 29 August 1924
Billy Grammer, 28 August 1925
Wayne Shorter, 25 August 1933
Raul De Souza, 23 August 1934
Rudy Lewis, 23 August 1936
Rene Ornelas, 26 August 1936
Alice Coltrane, 27 August 1937
Tommy Sands, 27 August 1937
David Freiberg, 24 August 1938
Mason Williams, 24 August 1938
Walter Ward, 28 August 1940
Chris Curtis, 25 August 1941
Letta Mbulu, 23 August 1942
Jimmy Soul, 24 August 1942
Jay David, 25 August 1942
Vic Dana, 26 August 1942
Daryl “The Captain” Dragon, 27 August 1942
John Cipollina, 24 August 1943
Walter Williams, 25 August 1943
David Soul, 28 August 1943
Tim Bogert, 27 August 1944
Rita Pavone, 23 August 1945
Ken Hensley, 24 August 1945
Malcolm Duncan, 24 August 1945
Martha Velez, 25 August 1945
Keith Moon, 23 August 1946
Valerie Simpson, 26 August 1946
Jean-Michel Jarre, 24 August 1948
Danny Seraphine, 28 August 1948
Rick Springfield, 23 August 1949
Gene Simmons, 25 August 1949
Henry Paul, 25 August 1949
Leon Redbone, 26 August 1949
Rob Halford, 25 August 1951
Wayne Osmond, 28 August 1951
Alex Lifeson, 27 August 1953
Elvis Costello, 25 August 1954
Michael Jackson, 29 August 1958
Shania Twain, 28 August 1965

Remembrances:

Glen Gray, 23 August 1963
Brian Epstein, 27 August 1967
Jimmy Reed, 29 August 1976
Louis Prima, 24 August 1978
Stacy Sutherland, 24 August 1978
Charles Boyer, 26 August 1978
Stan Kenton, 25 August 1979
Lee Hays, 26 August 1981
David Rose, 23 August 1990
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 27 August 1990
Creadel “Red” Jones, 25 August 1994
Ronnie White, 26 August 1995
Gene Page, 24 August 1998
Jack Nitzsche, 25 August 2000
Allen Woody, 25 August 2000
Hal Kalin, 24 August 2005
Barry Cowsill, 29 August 2005
Maynard Ferguson, 23 August 2006
Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, 29 August 2006
Ellie Greenwich, 26 August 2009
Tito Burns, 23 August 2010
Natalie Nevins, 23 August 2010
Bill Phillips, 23 August 2010
George David Weiss, 23 August 2010
Esther Gordy Edwards, 24 August 2011
Jack Hayes, 24 August 2011
Anne Sharp, 25 August 2011
B. Jeff Stone, 26 August 2011
George Green, 28 August 2011
David “Honeyboy” Edwards, 29 August 2011
Byard Lancaster, 23 August 2012
Anne McKnight, 29 August 2012
David Garrick, 23 August 2013
Greg Corbett, 24 August 2014
Sandy Wilson, 27 August 2014
Joe Bethancourt, 28 August 2014
Pierre Brabant, 28 August 2014
Glenn Cornick, 28 August 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“I have learned that the best way to lift one’s self up is to help someone else.”

— Booker T. Washington

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This Week In Music (16-22 August)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, 1964
All You Need Is Love by The Beatles, 1967
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, 1968
Make It With You by Bread, 1970
Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross, 1973

Beatles - Capitol 5964 - A-side - All You Need Is Love

Other notables this week:

Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
Walk – Don’t Run ’64 by The Ventures, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
Save Your Heart For Me by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Sunny by Bobby Hebb, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love by Petula Clark, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Turn Around, Look At Me by The Vogues, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
Spill The Wine by Eric Burdon and War, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
I Just Can’t Help Believing by B.J. Thomas, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Sweet Hitch-Hiker by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Get Down by Gilbert O’Sullivan, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
Feelin’ Stronger Everyday by Chicago, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Birthdays:

Count Basie, 21 August 1904
Enoch Light, 18 August 1905
Al Hibbler, 16 August 1915
John Lee Hooker, 22 August 1917
Jim Reeves, 20 August 1923
Bob Flanigan, 22 August 1926
Eydie Gorme, 16 August 1928
Billy Johnson, 20 August 1928
Bill Evans, 16 August 1929
Tom Clay, 20 August 1929
Duke Pearson, 17 August 1932
Mark Dinning, 17 August 1933
Tony Sandler, 18 August 1933
Ketty Lester, 16 August 1934
Joao Donato, 17 August 1934
Dale Hawkins, 22 August 1936
Richard “Sky Saxon” Marsh, 20 August 1937
Huey Davis, 17 August 1938
Kenny Rogers, 21 August 1938
Ernie Maresca, 21 August 1938
Eric Weissberg, 16 August 1939
Johnny Preston, 18 August 1939
Maxine Brown, 18 August 1939
Ginger Baker, 19 August 1939
Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks, 20 August 1939
Harold Reid, 21 August 1939
Johnny Nash, 19 August 1940
Jackie DeShannon, 21 August 1941
Barbara George, 16 August 1942
Robert Lester, 16 August 1942
Thomas “Tommy West” Picardo, 17 August 1942
Isaac Hayes, 20 August 1942
Carl Mann, 22 August 1942
Edwin Hawkins, 18 August 1943
Billy J. Kramer, 19 August 1943
Baby Huey, 17 August 1944
Sarah Dash, 18 August 1945
Ralf Hutter, 20 August 1946
James Pankow, 20 August 1947
Carl Giammarese, 21 August 1947
Donna Godchaux, 22 August 1947
Robert Plant, 20 August 1948
Sam Neely, 22 August 1948
Phil Lynott, 20 August 1949
Patrick Juvet, 21 August 1950
John Deacon, 19 August 1951
John Hiatt, 20 August 1952
John “Joe Strummer” Mellor, 21 August 1952
Barry Johnson, 20 August 1954
Colin Moulding, 17 August 1955
Holly Dunn, 22 August 1957
Madonna, 16 August 1958
Emily Erwin Robison, 16 August 1972

Remembrances:

Robert Johnson, 16 August 1938
Paul Williams, 17 August 1973
Elvis Presley, 16 August 1977
Dorsey Burnette, 19 August 1979
Bobby DeBarge, 16 August 1995
Stan Free, 17 August 1995
Wild Bill Davis, 17 August 1995
Betty Everett, 19 August 2001
Tony Jackson, 18 August 2003
Bruce Gary, 22 August 2006
Jon Lucien, 18 August 2007
Pervis Jackson, 18 August 2008
Ralph Young, 22 August 2008
Larry Knechtel, 20 August 2009
Johnny Carter, 21 August 2009
Kenny Edwards, 18 August 2010
Michael Been, 19 August 2010
Dick Maloney, 19 August 2010
Charles Haddon, 20 August 2010
Ross Barbour, 20 August 2011
Nickolas Ashford, 22 August 2011
Jerry Leiber, 22 August 2011
Lou Martin, 17 August 2012
Scott McKenzie, 18 August 2012
Charles Flores, 22 August 2012
Wes Dakus, 18 August 2013
Donna Hightower, 19 August 2013
Cedar Walton, 19 August 2013
Don Hassler, 20 August 2013
Marian McPartland, 20 August 2013
Sid Bernstein, 21 August 2013
Buddy MacMaster, 20 August 2014
Jean Redpath, 21 August 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This Week In Music (9-15 August)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin, 1964
I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher, 1965
Summer In The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful, 1966

Other notables this week:

Don’t Just Stand There by Patty Duke, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Mothers Little Helper by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Somewhere, My Love by Ray Conniff, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by The Buckinghams, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
Carrie-Anne by The Hollies, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
A Girl Like You by The Young Rascals, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) by Jr. Walker, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Draggin’ The Line by Tommy James, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Beginnings / Color My World by Chicago, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
What The World Needs Now Is Love / Abraham, Martin And John by Tom Clay, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Where Is The Love by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Live And Let Die by Wings, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Uneasy Rider by Charlie Daniels, peaked at Number 9 in 1973
Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt Kickers, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Napoleon XIV - Warner Bros. 5831 - A-side - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

Birthdays:

Buster Brown, 15 August 1911
Harry Mills, 9 August 1913
George Shearing, 13 August 1919
Mike Douglas, 11 August 1920
Oscar Peterson, 15 August 1925
Joe Jones, 12 August 1926
Porter Wagoner, 12 August 1927
Jimmy Dean, 10 August 1928
Eddie Fisher, 10 August 1928
Buck Owens, 12 August 1929
Don Ho, 13 August 1930
Johnny Thunder, 15 August 1932
Bobby Helms, 15 August 1933
Dave “Baby” Cortez, 13 August 1938
Stix Hooper, 15 August 1938
Billy Henderson, 9 August 1939
Bobby Hatfield, 10 August 1940
Jonie Mosby, 10 August 1940
John Stokes, 13 August 1940
Dash Crofts, 14 August 1940
David Crosby, 14 August 1941
Connie Smith, 14 August 1941
James Griffin, 10 August 1943
Denny Payton, 11 August 1943
Ben Sidran, 14 August 1943
Ron Mael, 12 August 1945
Steve Martin, 14 August 1945
Don Armando, 9 August 1946
John Conlee, 11 August 1946
Larry Graham, 14 August 1946
Jimmy Webb, 15 August 1946
Barbara Mason, 9 August 1947
Ian Anderson, 10 August 1947
Tom Johnston, 15 August 1948
Eric Carmen, 11 August 1949
Mark Knopfler, 12 August 1949
Kate Taylor, 15 August 1949
Erik Braunn, 11 August 1950
Dan Fogelberg, 13 August 1951
Hughie Thomasson, 13 August 1952
Joe Jackson, 11 August 1954
Pat Metheny, 12 August 1954
Heintje, 12 August 1955
Richie Ramone, 11 August 1957
Whitney Houston, 9 August 1963

Remembrances:

Johnny Burnette, 14 August 1964
Charles Fizer, 14 August 1965
Joe Hinton, 13 August 1968
Lefty Baker, 11 August 1971
King Curtis, 13 August 1971
Bill Chase, 9 August 1974
Curtis Williams, 10 August 1979
Joe Tex, 13 August 1982
Kyu Sakamoto, 12 August 1985
Roy Buchanan, 14 August 1988
Lew DeWitt, 15 August 1990
Tony Williams, 14 August 1992
Ed Roberts, 15 August 1993
Jerry Garcia, 9 August 1995
Mel Taylor, 11 August 1996
Ed Townsend, 13 August 2003
Tony Mottola, 9 August 2004
Francine “Peaches” Barker, 13 August 2005
Barbara George, 10 August 2006
Mike Douglas, 11 August 2006
Isaac Hayes, 10 August 2008
Les Paul, 12 August 2009
Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, 9 August 2010
Dana Dawson, 10 August 2010
Richie Hayward, 12 August 2010
Esteban Jordan, 13 August 2010
Craig Van Tilbury, 13 August 2010
Abbey Lincoln, 14 August 2010
Ahmad Alaadeen, 15 August 2010
Robert Wilson, 15 August 2010
Billy Grammer, 10 August 2011
Jani Lane, 11 August 2011
Carl Davis, 9 August 2012
Carlo Curley, 11 August 2012
Von Freeman, 11 August 2012
Bob Birch, 15 August 2012
Louis Killen, 9 August 2013
Eydie Gormé, 10 August 2013
Jody Payne, 10 August 2013
Tompall Glaser, 13 August 2013
Allen Lanier, 14 August 2013
Jane Harvey, 15 August 2013
Buddy Jones, 13 August 2014
Rick Parashar, 14 August 2014
Licia Albanese, 15 August 2014
John Blake, Jr., 15 August 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

— Marcel Pagnol

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This Week In Music (2-8 August)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot100 Charts:

I’m Henry VIII, I Am by Herman’s Hermits, 1965
Hello, I Love You by The Doors, 1968
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? by The Bee Gees, 1971
The Morning After by Maureen McGovern, 1973

Other notables this week:

I Wanna Love Him So Bad by The Jelly Beans, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
I Like It Like That by The Dave Clark Five, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Lil’ Red Riding Hood by Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Classical Gas by Mason Williams, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Signed, Sealed And Delivered I Am Yours by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
Tighter, Tighter by Alive and Kicking, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right by Luther Ingram, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast by Wayne Newton, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Layla by Derek and The Dominos, peaked at Number 10 in 1972

Birthdays:

Louis Armstrong, 4 August 1901
Les Elgart, 3 August 1917
Jimmy Witherspoon, 8 August 1920
Joe Harnell, 2 August 1924
Carroll O’Connor, 2 August 1924
Tony Bennett, 3 August 1926
Stan Freberg, 7 August 1926
Damita Jo, 5 August 1930
Joe Tex, 8 August 1935
Elsbeary Hobbs, 4 August 1936
Garth Hudson, 2 August 1937
Connie Stevens, 8 August 1938
Frankie Ford, 4 August 1939
Ron Holden, 7 August 1939
Philip Balsley, 8 August 1939
Larry Knechtel, 4 August 1940
Timi Yuro, 4 August 1940
Doris Kenner, 2 August 1941
Beverly Lee, 3 August 1941
Cliff Nobles, 4 August 1941
B. J. Thomas, 7 August 1942
Kathy Lennon, 2 August 1943
Sammi Smith, 5 August 1943
Lana Cantrell, 7 August 1943
Jim Capaldi, 2 August 1944
Michael Johnson, 8 August 1944
John Kongos, 6 August 1945
Syreeta, 3 August 1946
Rick Derringer, 5 August 1947
Morris Dickerson, 3 August 1949
Keith Carradine, 8 August 1949
Airrion Love, 8 August 1949
Rodney Crowell, 7 August 1950
Andrew Gold, 2 August 1951
Steve Hillage, 2 August 1951
Joe Lynn Turner, 2 August 1951
Roy Flowers, 4 August 1951
Samantha Sang, 5 August 1951
Les Dudek, 2 August 1952
Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958
Dave “The Edge” Evans, 8 August 1961

Remembrances:

Joe Gilbert, 6 August 1966
Brian Cole, 2 August 1972
Chan Daniels, 2 August 1975
Muir Mathieson, 2 August 1975
Cannonball Adderley, 8 August 1975
Frank Fontaine, 4 August 1978
Duke Pearson, 4 August 1980
Esther Phillips, 7 August 1984
David Martin, 2 August 1987
Jeff Porcaro, 5 August 1992
Randy Hobbs, 5 August 1993
Domenico Modugno, 6 August 1994
Fela Ransome-Kuti, 2 August 1997
Ron Townson, 2 August 2001
Roger Voudouris, 3 August 2003
Rick James, 6 August 2004
Little Milton, 4 August 2005
Arthur Lee, 3 August 2006
John Locke, 4 August 2006
Peter Thorup, 3 August 2007
Lee Hazlewood, 4 August 2007
Louis Teicher, 3 August 2008
Erik Darling, 3 August 2008
Willy DeVille, 6 August 2009
Makh Daniels, 2 August 2010
Mitch Jayne, 2 August 2010
Bobby Hebb, 3 August 2010
Catfish Collins, 6 August 2010
Chris Dedrick, 6 August 2010
Ted Kowalski, 8 August 2010
Jack Parnell, 8 August 2010
Ralph Berkowitz, 2 August 2011
DeLois Barrett Campbell, 2 August 2011
Andrew McDermott, 3 August 2011
Marshall Grant, 7 August 2011
Jimmy Jones, 2 August 2012
Marguerite Piazza, 2 August 2012
Johnnie Bassett, 4 August 2012
Marvin Hamlisch, 6 August 2012
Ruggiero Ricci, 6 August 2012
Tim Wright, 4 August 2013
George Duke, 5 August 2013
Willie Dunn, 5 August 2013
Zev Asher, 7 August 2013
Jack Clement, 8 August 2013
Regina Resnik, 8 August 2013
Rosetta Hightower, 2 August 2014
Kenny Drew, Jr., 3 August 2014
Jake Hooker, 4 August 2014
Henry Stone, 7 August 2014

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