Monthly Archives: October 2015

Quote Of The Week

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.”

— Jack London

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This Week In Music (25-31 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 25 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
Angie by The Rolling Stones, 1973

Other notables this week:

Little Honda by The Hondells, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
A Lover’s Concerto by The Toys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Keep On Dancing by the Gentrys, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Walk Away Renee by Left Banke, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted by Jimmy Ruffin, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Green Apples by O.C. Smith, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Over You by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Tracy by The Cuff Links, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
I’m Gonna Make You Mine by Lou Christie, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Fire And Rain by James Taylor, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
It’s Only Make Believe by Glen Campbell, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Burning Love by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 2 in 1972

Birthdays:

Mahalia Jackson, 26 October 1911
Dick Kesner, 26 October 1912
Neal Hefti, 29 October 1922
Cleo Laine, 28 October 1927
Anita Kerr, 31 October 1927
Mitchell Torok, 28 October 1929
Gil Trythall, 28 October 1930
Floyd Cramer, 27 October 1933
Ray Smith, 30 October 1934
Charlie Daniels, 28 October 1936
Graham Bond, 28 October 1937
Sonny Osborne, 29 October 1937
Tom Paxton, 31 October 1937
Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, 29 October 1939
Grace Slick, 30 October 1939
Eddie Holland, 30 October 1939
John Guerin, 31 October 1939
Eddie Henderson, 26 October 1940
Helen Reddy, 25 October 1941
Lee Greenwood, 27 October 1942
Jon Anderson, 25 October 1944
The Moog Machine, 26 October 1944
Denny Laine, 29 October 1944
Melba Moore, 29 October 1945
Russ Ballard, 31 October 1945
Keith Hopwood, 26 October 1946
Peter Green, 29 October 1946
Glenn Tipton, 25 October 1947
Timothy B. Schmit, 30 October 1947
Bob Siebenberg, 31 October 1949
Moon Martin, 31 October 1950
William “Bootsy” Collins, 26 October 1951
Ken “K.K.” Downing, 27 October 1951
Desmond Child, 28 October 1953
Larry Mullen, Jr., 31 October 1961

Remembrances:

Joe Henderson, 25 October 1964
Malcolm Hale, 30 October 1968
Baby Huey, 28 October 1970
Duane Allman, 29 October 1971
Virgil Fox, 25 October 1980
Wells Kelly, 29 October 1984
Willis Jackson, 25 October 1987
Woody Herman, 29 October 1987
Roger Miller, 25 October 1992
Howie Blauvelt, 25 October 1993
Wilbert Harrison, 26 October 1994
Al Fiore, 25 October 1996
Hoyt Axton, 26 October 1999
Steve Allen, 30 October 2000
Richard Harris, 25 October 2002
Jim Roberts, 29 October 2002
Lester Lanin, 27 October 2004
Mike Arnone, 27 October 2005
Porter Wagoner, 28 October 2007
Robert Goulet, 30 October 2007
Richard T. Gill, 25 October 2010
Gregory Isaacs, 25 October 2010
James Phelps, 26 October 2010
Billy Ruane, 26 October 2010
Walter Payton, 28 October 2010
John Sekula, 28 October 2010
Howard Van Hyning, 30 October 2010
Beryl Davis, 28 October 2011
Walter Norris, 29 October 2011
Liz Anderson, 31 October 2011
Natina Reed, 26 October 2012
Terry Callier, 27 October 2012
Lawrence Leighton Smith, 25 October 2013
Al Johnson, 26 October 2013
Lou Reed, 27 October 2013
Layne Redmond, 28 October 2013
Pete Haycock, 30 October 2013
Frank Wess, 30 October 2013
Bobby Parker, 31 October 2013
Jack Bruce, 25 October 2014
Chris Nance, 27 October 2014
David Trendell, 28 October 2014
Ian Fraser, 31 October 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action in mind.”

— Frank Herbert

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This Week In Music (18-24 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 18 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Ben by Michael Jackson, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

C.C. Rider by The Animals, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
How Can I Be Sure by The Young Rascals, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
That’s The Way Love Is by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Lola by The Kinks, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Popcorn by Hot Butter, peaked at Number 9 in 1972

Birthdays:

Sonny Terry, 24 October 1911
Dory Previn, 22 October 1925
Chuck Berry, 18 October 1926
Big Bopper, 24 October 1930
Gary McFarland, 23 October 1933
Dave Guard, 19 October 1934
Bill Chase, 20 October 1934
Eddie Harris, 20 October 1934
Derek Bell, 21 October 1935
Bill Wyman, 24 October 1936
Jerry Jaye, 19 October 1937
Wanda Jackson, 20 October 1937
Santo Farina, 24 October 1937
Yvonne Staples, 23 October 1938
Manfred Mann, 21 October 1940
Ellie Greenwich, 23 October 1940
Steve Cropper, 21 October 1941
Elvin Bishop, 21 October 1942
Annette Funicello, 22 October 1942
Bobby Fuller, 22 October 1942
Russ Giguere, 18 October 1943
George McCrae, 19 October 1944
Bettye Swann, 24 October 1944
Jeannie C. Riley, 19 October 1945
Ric Lee, 20 October 1945
Kathy Young, 21 October 1945
Eddie Brigati, 22 October 1945
Leslie West, 22 October 1945
Brenda Payton, 24 October 1945
Tommy Hoover, 18 October 1946
Lee Loughnane, 21 October 1946
Jerry Edmonton, 24 October 1946
Laura Nyro, 18 October 1947
Robertino, 22 October 1947
Patrick Simmons, 19 October 1948
Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, 24 October 1949
Tom Petty, 20 October 1950
Brent Mydland, 21 October 1952
Greg Hawkes, 22 October 1952
Eric Faulkner, 21 October 1953
Carolyne Mas, 20 October 1955
Dwight Yoakam, 23 October 1956
Steve Lukather, 21 October 1957
“Weird Al” Yankovic, 23 October 1959
Wynton Marsalis, 18 October 1961

Remembrances:

Al Jolson, 23 October 1950
Bill Black, 21 October 1965
Leonard Lee, 23 October 1976
Ronnie Van Zant, 20 October 1977
Steve Gaines, 20 October 1977
Cassie Gaines, 20 October 1977
Henry Vestine, 20 October 1997
Julie London, 18 October 2000
Kim Gardner, 24 October 2001
C.P. Spencer, 20 October 2004
Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 21 October 2004
Bill Reed, 22 October 2004
Sandy West, 21 October 2006
Merl Saunders, 24 October 2008
Marion Brown, 18 October 2010
Harvey Phillips, 20 October 2010
Ari Up, 20 October 2010
Natasha Spender, 21 October 2010
Tom Winslow, 23 October 2010
Linda Hargrove, 24 October 2010
Bob Brunning, 18 October 2011
James Yannatos, 19 October 2011
Borah Bergman, 18 October 2012
David S. Ware, 18 October 2012
Tim Johnson, 21 October 2012
Gabrielle Roth, 22 October 2012
Michael Marra, 23 October 2012
Bill Dees, 24 October 2012
Roland Janes, 18 October 2013
John Bergamo, 19 October 2013
Noel Harrison, 19 October 2013
Ronald Shannon Jackson, 19 October 2013
Leon Ashley, 20 October 2013
Bobby Thomas, 20 October 2013
Colonel Robert Morris, 21 October 2013
Marylou Dawes, 22 October 2013
Gypie Mayo, 23 October 2013
Joanne Borgella, 18 October 2014
Paul Craft, 18 October 2014
John Holt, 19 October 2014
James Levesque, 19 October 2014
Stephen Paulus, 19 October 2014
Raphael Ravenscroft, 19 October 2014
Paul Nabor, 22 October 2014
Jeanne Black, 23 October 2014
Alvin Stardust, 23 October 2014
Vic Ash, 24 October 2014
Marcia Strassman, 24 October 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”

— John Maxwell

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This Week In Music (11-17 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 11 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

Dancing In The Street by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
We’ll Sing In The Sunshine by Gale Garnett, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Treat Her Right by Roy Head, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Just A Little Bit Better by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Do You Believe In Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Cherry, Cherry by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) by Bill Cosby, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Gimme Little Sign by Brenton Wood, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
My Special Angel by The Vogues, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Everybody’s Talkin’ by Nilsson, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
This Girl Is A Woman Now by Gary Puckett, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
Green-eyed Lady by Sugarloaf, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
All Right Now by Free, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Superstar by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Yo-Yo by The Osmonds, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
If You Really Love Me by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Use Me by Bill Withers, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Everybody Plays The Fool by Main Ingredient, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 4 in 1973

Birthdays:

David Carroll, 15 October 1913
Ray Martin, 11 October 1918
Art Blakey, 11 October 1919
Bert Kaempfert, 16 October 1923
MacHouston “Mickey” Baker, 15 October 1925
Bill Justis, 14 October 1926
Robert Parker, 14 October 1930
Dottie West, 11 October 1932
Johnny Lytle, 13 October 1932
The Singing Nun, 17 October 1933
Nana Mouskouri, 13 October 1934
Luciano Pavarotti, 12 October 1935
Paul Humphrey, 12 October 1935
Sam Moore, 12 October 1935
Barry McGuire, 15 October 1935
Fela Ransome-Kuti, 15 October 1938
Nico, 16 October 1938
Pharoah Sanders, 13 October 1940
Cliff Richard, 14 October 1940
Paul Simon, 13 October 1941
Earl Thomas Conley, 17 October 1941
Jim Seals, 17 October 1941
Melvin Franklin, 12 October 1942
Gary Puckett, 17 October 1942
C. Fred Turner, 16 October 1943
Robert Lamm, 13 October 1944
Daryl Hall, 11 October 1946
Dorothy Moore, 13 October 1946
Justin Hayward, 14 October 1946
Richard Carpenter, 15 October 1946
Mike Hossack, 17 October 1946
George McCorkle, 11 October 1947
Sammy Hagar, 13 October 1947
Bob Weir, 16 October 1947
John Ford Coley, 13 October 1948
Lance Dickerson, 15 October 1948
Joe Jaramillo, 15 October 1948
Alan Jackson, 17 October 1958
Marie Osmond, 13 October 1959
Martha “Martie” Erwin, 12 October 1969
Natalie Maines, 14 October 1974

Remembrances:

Gene Vincent, 12 October 1971
Billy Williams, 17 October 1972
Shirley Brickley, 13 October 1977
Bing Crosby, 14 October 1977
Bobby Lester, 15 October 1980
Virgil “Doyle” Wilburn, 16 October 1982
Leonard Bernstein, 14 October 1990
Art Blakey, 16 October 1990
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 17 October 1991
John Denver, 12 October 1997
Craig Atkinson, 13 October 1998
Peter Doyle, 13 October 2001
Etta Jones, 16 October 2001
Ray Conniff, 12 October 2002
Derek Bell, 17 October 2002
Pat Best, 14 October 2004
Ron Koss, 16 October 2004
Freddy Fender, 14 October 2006
Tom Dawes, 13 October 2007
Teresa Brewer, 17 October 2007
Russ Hamilton, 11 October 2008
Neal Hefti, 11 October 2008
Cliff Nobles, 12 October 2008
Levi Stubbs, 17 October 2008
Dickie Peterson, 12 October 2009
Al Martino, 13 October 2009
General Johnson, 13 October 2010
Eyedea, 16 October 2010
Dennis Taylor, 17 October 2010
George “Mojo” Buford, 11 October 2011
Freddie Gruber, 11 October 2011
Joel DiGregorio, 12 October 2011
Paul Leka, 12 October 2011
Chuck Ruff, 14 October 2011
Betty Driver, 15 October 2011
Noa Bursie, 11 October 2013
Tommy Whittle, 13 October 2013
Donald Bailey, 15 October 2013
Gloria Lynne, 15 October 2013
Brian Lemon, 11 October 2014
Mats Rondin, 11 October 2014
Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, 14 October 2014
Allen Forte, 16 October 2014
Tim Hauser, 16 October 2014

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Quote Of The Week

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

— Seneca

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This Week In Music (4-10 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 4 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
We’re An American Band by Grand Funk, 1973

Other notables this week:

The ‘In’ Crowd by Ramsey Lewis Trio, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
You’ve Got Your Troubles by The Fortunes, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Baby Don’t Go by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Never My Love by The Association, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Girl Watcher by The O’Kaysions, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Slip Away by Clarence Carter, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Jean by Oliver, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Little Woman by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Back Stabbers by The O’Jays, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Go All The Way by The Raspberries, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Loves Me Like A Rock by Paul Simon, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
That Lady by The Isley Brothers, peaked at Number 6 in 1973

Birthdays:

Mrs. Miller, 5 October 1907
Ivory Joe Hunter, 10 October 1914
Thelonious Monk, 10 October 1917
Yusef Lateef, 9 October 1920
Hal Kratzsch, 6 October 1925
Al Martino, 7 October 1927
Leroy Van Dyke, 4 October 1929
Pete Drake, 8 October 1932
Pirkle Lee Moses, 4 October 1937
Dino Valenti, 7 October 1937
John Lennon, 9 October 1940
Tony Sylvester, 7 October 1941
Buzz Clifford, 8 October 1941
Steve Miller, 5 October 1943
Marlena Davis, 4 October 1944
Mylon LeFevre, 6 October 1944
Susan Raye, 8 October 1944
John Entwistle, 9 October 1944
Brian Connolly, 5 October 1945
Kevin Godley, 7 October 1945
Millie Small, 6 October 1946
John Prine, 10 October 1946
Russell Mael, 5 October 1948
Carter Cornelius, 5 October 1948
Johnny Ramone, 8 October 1948
Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948
B. W. Stevenson, 5 October 1949
Thomas McClary, 6 October 1949
James Hopkins-Harrison, 6 October 1949
Hamish Stuart, 8 October 1949
Bob Geldof, 5 October 1951
John Cougar Mellencamp, 7 October 1951
Tata Vega, 7 October 1951
David Lee Roth, 10 October 1954
Yo-Yo Ma, 7 October 1955
Tanya Tucker, 10 October 1958
C. J. Ramone, 8 October 1965

Remembrances:

Mario Lanza, 7 October 1959
Don Barbour, 5 October 1961
Janis Joplin, 4 October 1970
Jud Strunk, 5 October 1981
Brian Keenan, 5 October 1985
Nelson Riddle, 6 October 1985
J. Frank Wilson, 4 October 1991
Eddie Kendricks, 5 October 1992
Marcel King, 5 October 1995
Johnny Darrell, 7 October 1997
Mike Gibbins, 4 October 2005
Freddy Robinson, 8 October 2009
Rusty Weir, 9 October 2009
T Lavitz, 7 October 2010
Reg King, 8 October 2010
Neil Richardson, 8 October 2010
Albertina Walker, 8 October 2010
Solomon Burke, 10 October 2010
Bert Jansch, 5 October 2011
David Hess, 8 October 2011
Mikey Welsh, 8 October 2011
Roger Williams, 8 October 2011
David Atkinson, 4 October 2012
Nick Curran, 6 October 2012
Wiley Reed, 7 October 2012
Paddy Roy Bates, 9 October 2012
Eddie Harvey, 9 October 2012
Butch Warren, 5 October 2013
Will Ogdon, 6 October 2013
Larry Verne, 8 October 2013
Jan Kuehnemund, 10 October 2013
Jim Shumate, 10 October 2013
Cal Smith, 10 October 2013
Konrad Boehmer, 4 October 2014
Paul Revere, 4 October 2014
Iva Withers, 7 October 2014
Mark Bell, 8 October 2014
Style Scott, 9 October 2014
Rita Shane, 9 October 2014
Olav Dale, 10 October 2014
Richard Kanter, 10 October 2014

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