Monthly Archives: February 2016

Quote Of The Week

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

— Plato

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This Week In Music (28 February – 5 March)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 28 Feb:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, 1965
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams, 1967
Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat, 1968
Everyday People by Sly and The Family Stone, 1969
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, 1970
One Bad Apple by The Osmonds, 1971
Without You by Nilsson, 1972
Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack, 1973

Other notables this week:

Java by Al Hirt, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
California Sun by The Rivieras, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
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
No Time by The Guess Who, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Psychedelic Shack by The Temptations, peaked at Number 7 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

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Harvest by Neil Young, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Third Album by Barbra Streisand, released in 1964, peaked at Number 5
Pure Dynamite! Live At The Royal by James Brown, released in 1964, peaked at Number 10
My Cup Runneth Over by Ed Ames, released in 1967, peaked at Number 4
Once Upon A Dream by The Rascals, released in 1968, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Jimmy Dorsey, 29 February 1904
Glenn Miller, 1 March 1904
Doc Watson, 3 March 1923
Paul Mauriat, 4 March 1925
Harry Belafonte, 1 March 1927
Willie Mitchell, 1 March 1928
Miriam Makeba, 4 March 1932
Willie Bobo, 28 February 1934
Lawrence Payton, 2 March 1938
Paul Evans, 5 March 1938
John Fahey, 28 February 1939
Joe South, 28 February 1940
Gretchen Christopher, 29 February 1940
Brian Jones, 28 February 1942
Michael Giles, 1 March 1942
Lou Reed, 2 March 1942
Barbara Acklin, 28 February 1943
Donnie Iris, 28 February 1943
Buzzy Linhart, 3 March 1943
Roger Daltrey, 1 March 1944
Jance Garfat, 3 March 1944
Bobby Womack, 4 March 1944
Tony Ashton, 1 March 1946
Alex Taylor, 28 February 1947
Norman Connors, 1 March 1947
Jennifer Warnes, 3 March 1947
Bernadette Peters, 28 February 1948
Larry Carlton, 2 March 1948
Rory Gallagher, 2 March 1948
Chris Squire, 4 March 1948
Eddie Money, 2 March 1949
Karen Carpenter, 2 March 1950
Chris Rea, 4 March 1951
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
Bobby Bloom, 28 February 1974
John Belushi, 5 March 1982
Joey Vann, 28 February 1984
David Byron, 28 February 1985
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
Glenn Hughes, 4 March 2001
Mary Stuart, 28 February 2002
Hank Ballard, 2 March 2003
Chris Curtis, 28 February 2005
Martin Denny, 2 March 2005
Billy Thorpe, 28 February 2007
Tony Maligmat, 4 March 2007
Mike Smith, 28 February 2008
Hurricane Smith, 3 March 2008
Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, 28 February 2010
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
Nick LaTour, 28 February 2011
Johnny Preston, 4 March 2011
Roland Bautista, 29 February 2012
Davy Jones, 29 February 2012
Frank Marocco, 3 March 2012
Ronnie Montrose, 3 March 2012
Don Andrews, 5 March 2012
Robert B. Sherman, 5 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
Robert Ashley, 3 March 2014
Dave Sampson, 5 March 2014
Ezra Laderman, 28 February 2015
Orrin Keepnews, 1 March 2015
Jim McCann, 5 March 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This Week In Music (21-27 February)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 21 Feb:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, 1965
Lightnin’ Strikes by Lou Christie, 1966
Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams, 1967
Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat, 1968
Everyday People by Sly and The Family Stone, 1969
Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is A Star by Sly and The Family Stone, 1970
One Bad Apple by The Osmonds, 1971
Without You by Nilsson, 1972
Crocodile Rock by Elton John, 1973

Other notables this week:

Dawn (Go Away) by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) by The Tams, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Tell Her No by The Zombies, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
Shake by Sam Cooke, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
The Boy From New York City by The Ad Libs, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Don’t Mess With Bill by The Marvelettes, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
The Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Theme From Valley Of The Dolls by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, peaked at Number 8 in 1968
Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Can I Change My Mind by Tyrone Davis, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
I’m Livin’ In Shame by The Supremes, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Hey There Lonely Girl by Eddie Holman, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Mama’s Pearl by The Jackson 5, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Sweet Mary by Wadsworth Mansion, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Amos Moses by Jerry Reed, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Hurting Each Other by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Precious And Few by Climax, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Joy by Apollo 100, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
Dueling Banjos from the Deliverance Soundtrack, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Unil You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 3 in 1974

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Hello, Dolly! by Original Cast, 1964
Ballads Of The Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite by Elvis Presley, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits by The Dave Clark Five, released in 1966, peaked at Number 9
Georgy Girl by The Seekers, released in 1967, peaked at Number 10
Aretha: Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968, peaked at Number 2
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 by The Miracles, released in 1968, peaked at Number 7
Donovan’s Greatest Hits by Donovan, released in 1969, peaked at Number 4
Golden Bisquits by Three Dog Night, released in 1971, peaked at Number 5

Birthdays:

Jackie Gleason, 26 February 1916
Hurricane Smith, 22 February 1923
Guy Mitchell, 22 February 1927
Ralph Stanley, 25 February 1927
Fats Domino, 26 February 1928
Michel LeGrand, 24 February 1932
Johnny Cash, 26 February 1932
Nina Simone, 21 February 1933
Ernie K-Doe, 22 February 1936
Hagood Hardy, 26 February 1937
Freddy Robinson, 24 February 1939
Joanie Sommers, 24 February 1941
George Harrison, 25 February 1943
Bob “The Bear” Hite, 26 February 1943
Johnny Winter, 23 February 1944
Nicky Hopkins, 24 February 1944
Oliver, 22 February 1945
Mitch Ryder, 26 February 1945
Harvey Mason, 22 February 1947
Sandie Shaw, 26 February 1947
Steve Priest, 23 February 1948
Jerry Harrison, 21 February 1949
George Thorogood, 24 February 1950
Emitt Rhodes, 25 February 1950
Vince Welnick, 21 February 1951
Brad Whitford, 23 February 1952
Neal Schon, 27 February 1954
Adrian Smith, 27 February 1957
Johnny Van Zant, 27 February 1959
Foster Sylvers, 25 February 1962

Remembrances:

Frankie Lymon, 27 February 1968
Frank Assunto, 25 February 1974
Florence Ballard, 22 February 1976
Sherman Garnes, 26 February 1977
Janet Vogel, 21 February 1980
Gabor Szabo, 26 February 1982
Delores Warren, 22 February 1985
Johnnie Ray, 24 February 1990
Cornelius Gunter, 26 February 1990
Toy Caldwell, 25 February 1993
Marlena Davis, 27 February 1993
Papa John Creach, 22 February 1994
Melvin Franklin, 23 February 1995
Frank O’Keefe, 26 February 1995
Morton Gould, 21 February 1996
Tony Williams, 23 February 1997
Perry Kibble, 23 February 1999
William Howard, 22 February 2000
John Fahey, 22 February 2001
Huey Davis, 23 February 2002
Arthur Lyman, 24 February 2002
Tom Glazer, 21 February 2003
Howie Epstein, 23 February 2003
Debbie Campbell, 27 February 2004
Harry Simeone, 22 February 2005
Edward Patten, 25 February 2005
Donnie Brooks, 23 February 2007
Phil Bodner, 24 February 2008
Larry Norman, 24 February 2008
Buddy Miles, 26 February 2008
David Soyer, 25 February 2010
Bobby Espinosa, 27 February 2010
Larry Cassidy, 27 February 2010
Jonathan May, 27 February 2010
Rudy Robbins, 21 February 2011
Brian Bonsor, 22 February 2011
Beau Dollar, 22 February 2011
Jean Dinning, 22 February 2011
Rick Coonce, 25 February 2011
Eugene Fodor, 26 February 2011
Mark Tulin, 26 February 2011
Margaret Eliot, 27 February 2011
Eddie Kirkland, 27 February 2011
Lorin Levee, 22 February 2012
Mike Melvoin, 22 February 2012
Dmitri Nabokov, 22 February 2012
Billy Strange, 22 February 2012
Red Holloway, 25 February 2012
Louisiana Red, 25 February 2012
Magic Slim, 21 February 2013
Cleotha Staples, 21 February 2013
Claude Monteux, 22 February 2013
Sonny Russo, 23 February 2013
Virgil Johnson, 24 February 2013
Stewart “Dirk” Fischer, 25 February 2013
Dan Toler, 25 February 2013
Van Cliburn, 27 February 2013
Richard Street, 27 February 2013
Trebor Jay Tichenor, 22 February 2014
Penny DeHaven, 23 February 2014
Franny Beecher, 24 February 2014
Anna Reynolds, 24 February 2014
Angèle Arsenault, 25 February 2014
Peter Callander, 25 February 2014
Georges Hamel, 26 February 2014
Frank Reed, 26 February 2014
Frankie Sardo, 26 February 2014
Tim Wilson, 26 February 2014
Clark Terry, 21 February 2015
Chris Rainbow, 22 February 2015
Robert Belfour, 24 February 2015
Tod Dockstader, 27 February 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”

— Marcus Aurelius

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This Week In Music (14-20 February)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 14 Feb:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers, 1965
My Love by Petula Clark, 1966
I’m A Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat, 1968
Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and The Shondells, 1969
Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is A Star by Sly and The Family Stone, 1970
One Bad Apple by The Osmonds, 1971
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green, 1972
Crocodile Rock by Elton John, 1973

Other notables this week:

For You by Rick Nelson, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Anyone Who Had A Heart by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
I Go To Pieces by Peter and Gordon, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
My World Is Empty Without You by The Supremes, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Crying Time by Ray Charles, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
I Wish It Would Rain by The Temptations, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Touch Me by The Doors, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Arizona by Mark Lindsay, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot, peaked at Number 5 in 1971
Mr. Bojangles by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Oh Babe, What Would You Say by Hurricane Smith, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend by Lobo, peaked at Number 8 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, 1970
America by America, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Introducing Herman’s Hermits by Herman’s Hermits, released in 1965, peaked at Number 2
Spanish Eyes by Al Martino, released in 1966, peaked at Number 8
Between The Buttons by The Rolling Stones, released in 1967, peaked at Number 2
The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland by The Supremes, released in 1967, peaked at Number 6
The Time Has Come by The Chambers Brothers, released in 1968, peaked at Number 4
Music From “A Fistful Of Dollars” And “For A Few Dollars More” And “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” by Hugo Montenegro, released in 1968, peaked at Number 9
Goodbye by Cream, released in 1969, peaked at Number 2
Ball by Iron Butterfly, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, released in 1969, peaked at Number 10
Chicago II by Chicago, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash, released in 1970, peaked at Number 6
American Woman by The Guess Who, released in 1970, peaked at Number 9
Love Story by Andy Williams, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
Stoney End by Barbra Streisand, released in 1971, peaked at Number 10
Life And Times by Jim Croce, released in 1973, peaked at Number 7

Birthdays:

Ronnie Aldrich, 15 February 1916
Bill Doggett, 16 February 1916
Hank Locklin, 15 February 1918
Phyllis McGuire, 14 February 1931
Bobby Lewis, 17 February 1933
Yoko Ono, 18 February 1933
Merl Saunders, 14 February 1934
twins Herbert and Harold Kalin, 16 February 1934
Skip Battin, 18 February 1934
Sonny Bono, 16 February 1935
Bob Engemann, 19 February 1936
Mickey McGill, 17 February 1937
David Ackles, 20 February 1937
Nancy Wilson, 20 February 1937
Bobby Hart, 18 February 1939
Gene Pitney, 17 February 1940
Smokey Robinson, 19 February 1940
Barbara Ellis, 20 February 1940
Irma Thomas, 18 February 1941
Buffy Sainte-Marie, 20 February 1941
Exuma, 18 February 1942
Eric Andersen, 14 February 1943
Lou Christie, 19 February 1943
Mick Avory, 15 February 1944
John Helliwell, 15 February 1945
Lenny Williams, 16 February 1945
Dodie Stevens, 17 February 1946
Jerome Geils, 20 February 1946
Tim Buckley, 14 February 1947
Dennis DeYoung, 18 February 1947
Keith Knudsen, 18 February 1948
Tony Iommi, 19 February 1948
Roger Fisher, 14 February 1950
Walter Becker, 20 February 1950
Daniel Miller, 14 February 1951
Sylvain Sylvain, 14 February 1951
Melissa Manchester, 15 February 1951
Juice Newton, 18 February 1952
Robbie Bachman, 18 February 1953
John Travolta, 18 February 1954

Remembrances:

Nat “King” Cole, 15 February 1965
Little Walter, 15 February 1968
Lee Morgan, 19 February 1972
Mike Bloomfield, 15 February 1981
Thelonious Monk, 17 February 1982
Vince Crane, 14 February 1989
Brownie McGhee, 16 February 1996
Bob McBride, 20 February 1998
Buddy Knox, 14 February 1999
Mick Tucker, 14 February 2002
Billy Ward, 16 February 2002
Johnny Paycheck, 19 February 2003
Doris Troy, 16 February 2004
Bill Cowsill, 18 February 2006
Joe Cuba, 15 February 2009
Kelly Groucutt, 19 February 2009
Doug Fieger, 14 February 2010
Lee Freeman, 14 February 2010
Doug Fieger, 14 February 2010
Lee Freeman, 14 February 2010
Art Van Damme, 15 February 2010
Kathryn Grayson, 17 February 2010
Richard Proulx, 18 February 2010
Sir George Shearing, 14 February 2011
Sidney Harth, 15 February 2011
David Shapiro, 16 February 2011
Dory Previn, 14 February 2012
Charles Anthony, 15 February 2012
Clive Shakespeare, 15 February 2012
Michael Davis, 17 February 2012
Shadow Morton, 14 February 2013
Tim Dog, 14 February 2013
John Ayldon, 16 February 2013
Tony Sheridan, 16 February 2013
Mindy McCready, 17 February 2013
Mike Westhues, 17 February 2013
Kevin Ayers, 18 February 2013
Damon Harris, 18 February 2013
Matt Mattox, 18 February 2013
Martha Goldstein, 14 February 2014
Raymond Louis Kennedy, 16 February 2014
Bob Casale, 17 February 2014
Maria Franziska von Trapp, 18 February 2014
Duffy Power, 19 February 2014
Keith Copeland, 14 February 2015
Hulon, 14 February 2015
Gavin Clark, 16 February 2015
Lesley Gore, 16 February 2015
Dave Cloud, 18 February 2015
Mats Olausson, 18 February 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Lineage, personality, and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential.”

— Mollie Marti

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This Week In Music (7-13 February)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 7 Feb:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers, 1965
My Love by Petula Clark, 1966
I’m A Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers, 1968
Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and The Shondells, 1969
Venus by Shocking Blue, 1970
Knock Three Times by Dawn, 1971
American Pie by Don McLean, 1972
Crocodile Rock by Elton John, 1973

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Other notables this week:

Hey Little Cobra by The Rip Chords, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um by Major Lance, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Uptight (Everything’s Alright) by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet by The Blues Magoos, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
98.6 by Keith, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
Spooky by The Classics IV, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
Goin’ Out Of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by The Lettermen, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
I Started A Joke by The Bee Gees, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
Hang ‘Em High by Booker T. and The M.G.’s, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 6 in 1970
Jingle Jangle by The Archies, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight and The Pips, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Why Can’t We Live Together by Timmy Thomas, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Do It Again by Steely Dan, peaked at Number 6 in 1973
The World Is A Ghetto by War, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
Americans by Byron MacGregor, peaked at Number 4 in 1974
Let Me Be There by Olivia Newton-John, peaked at Number 6 in 1974

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player by Elton John, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Introducing…The Beatles by The Beatles, released in 1964, peaked at Number 2
The Best Of The Animals by The Animals, released in 1966, peaked at Number 6
Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix, released in 1968, peaked at Number 3
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Movie Soundtrack, released in 1968, peaked at Number 4
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, released in 1969, peaked at Number 2
Romeo And Juliet Movie Soundtrack, released in 1969, peaked at Number 2
Bayou Country by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969, peaked at Number 7
Paul Simon by Paul Simon, released in 1972, peaked at Number 4
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green, released in 1972, peaked at Number 8

Birthdays:

John Mills, 11 February 1882
Lorne Greene, 12 February 1915
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 13 February 1919
Eileen Farrell, 13 February 1920
Leontyne Price, 10 February 1927
Dorothy McGuire, 13 February 1928
John Williams, 8 February 1932
Don Wilson, 10 February 1933
King Curtis, 7 February 1934
George Segal, 13 February 1934
Gene Vincent, 11 February 1935
Gene McDaniels, 12 February 1935
Larry Verne, 8 February 1936
Jack Scott, 11 February 1936
Roberta Flack, 10 February 1937
Bobby “Boris” Pickett, 11 February 1938
Barry Mann, 9 February 1939
Ray Manzarek, 12 February 1939
Kenny Rankin, 10 February 1940
Tom Rush, 8 February 1941
Sergio Mendes, 11 February 1941
Carole King, 9 February 1942
Leon Haywood, 11 February 1942
Peter Tork, 13 February 1942
Barbara Lewis, 9 February 1943
Ral Donner, 10 February 1943
Little Johnny Taylor, 11 February 1943
Moe Bandy, 12 February 1944
King Floyd, 13 February 1945
Roy Dyke, 13 February 1945
Sammy Johns, 7 February 1946
Major Harris, 9 February 1947
Joe Ely, 9 February 1947
Dan Seals, 8 February 1948
Nigel Olsson, 10 February 1949
Steve Hackett, 12 February 1950
Peter Gabriel, 13 February 1950
Vincent James, 12 February 1951
Michael McDonald, 12 February 1952
Mark St. John, 7 February 1956
Steve Scruggs, 8 February 1958
Garth Brooks, 7 February 1962
Sheryl Crow, 11 February 1962
Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963

Remembrances:

Felix Slatkin, 8 February 1963
Percy Faith, 9 February 1976
Sal Mineo, 12 February 1976
Bill Haley, 9 February 1981
Matt Monro, 7 February 1985
Ray Martin, 7 February 1988
Don Patterson, 10 February 1988
John “J.C.” Curulewski, 13 February 1988
Del Shannon, 8 February 1990
James Cleveland, 9 February 1991
Billy Jones, 7 February 1995
Brian Connolly, 9 February 1997
Gerald Gregory, 12 February 1999
“Lonesome” Dave Peverett, 7 February 2000
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 12 February 2000
Oliver, 12 February 2000
Willis Draffen, 8 February 2002
Waylon Jennings, 13 February 2002
Valjean, 10 February 2003
Jimmy Smith, 8 February 2005
Keith Knudsen, 8 February 2005
Tyrone Davis, 9 February 2005
Sammi Smith, 12 February 2005
Lenny Dee, 12 February 2006
Eldee Young, 12 February 2007
Estelle Bennett, 11 February 2009
Patricia Travers, 9 February 2010
Malcolm Vaughan, 9 February 2010
Iain Burgess, 11 February 2010
Jake Hanna, 12 February 2010
Jake Hanna, 12 February 2010
Dale Hawkins, 13 February 2010
Dale Hawkins, 13 February 2010
Jamil Nasser, 13 February 2010
Marvin Sease, 8 February 2011
Bad News Brown, 11 February 2011
Betty Garrett, 12 February 2011
Jimmy Sabater, Sr., 8 February 2012
Joe Moretti, 9 February 2012
Whitney Houston, 11 February 2012
Russell Arms, 13 February 2012
Jodie Christian, 13 February 2012
James DePreist, 8 February 2013
Rick Huxley, 11 February 2013
Dick Berk, 8 February 2014
Finbarr Dwyer, 8 February 2014
Seán Potts, 11 February 2014
Marty Thau, 13 February 2014
Joe B. Mauldin, 7 February 2015
Thom Wilson, 8 February 2015
Marvin David Levy, 9 February 2015
John Fox, 10 February 2015
Anne Naysmith, 10 February 2015
Sam Andrew, 12 February 2015
John-Edward Kelly, 12 February 2015
Mosie Lister, 12 February 2015
Richie Pratt, 12 February 2015
Steve Strange, 12 February 2015
John McCabe, 13 February 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas; he must burst it open.”

— Albert Einstein

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This Week In Music (31 January – 6 February)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 31 Jan:

There! I’ve Said It Again by Bobby Vinton, 1964
Downtown by Petula Clark, 1965
We Can Work It Out by The Beatles, 1966
I’m A Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred and His Playboy Band, 1968
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, 1969
I Want You Back by The Jackson 5, 1970
Knock Three Times by Dawn, 1971
American Pie by Don McLean, 1972
Superstition by Stevie Wonder, 1973

Monkees - I'm A Believer - PS Front Don McLean - American Pie - PS Front

Other notables this week:

You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
Out Of Limits by The Marketts, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
All Day And All Of The Night by The Kinks, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) by The T-Bones, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
The Men In My Little Girl’s Life by Mike Douglas, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
Georgy Girl by The Seekers, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
Nobody But Me by The Human Beinz, peaked at Number 8 in 1968
Worst That Could Happen by The Brooklyn Bridge, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Without Love (There Is Nothing) by Tom Jones, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Don’t Cry Daddy / Rubberneckin’ by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 6 in 1970
Day After Day by Badfinger, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
Hi Hi Hi by Wings, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles, 1964
More Of The Monkees by The Monkees, 1967
Blood, Sweat And Tears by Blood, Sweat and Tears, 1969
First Take by Roberta Flack, 1970

Other notable albums debuting this week:

There! I’ve Said It Again by Bobby Vinton, released in 1964, peaked at Number 8
L-O-V-E by Nat “King” Cole, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
The Return Of Roger Miller by Roger Miller, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
Just Like Us! by Paul Revere and The Raiders, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Help Yourself by Tom Jones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 5
Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and The Shondells, released in 1969, peaked at Number 8
Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Baby I’m-A Want You by Bread, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory by Traffic, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6

Birthdays:

George Beverly Shea, 1 February 1909
Mario Lanza, 31 January 1921
Claude King, 5 February 1923
Sonny Stitt, 2 February 1924
Shelley Berman, 3 February 1925
Stan Getz, 2 February 1927
Chuck Willis, 31 January 1928
Billy Richard, 31 January 1928
Arthur Lyman, 2 February 1932
John Handy, 3 February 1933
Bob Shane, 1 February 1934
Johnny “Guitar” Watson, 3 February 1935
Alex Harvey, 5 February 1935
Donnie Brooks, 6 February 1936
Marvin Junior, 31 January 1936
Don Everly, 1 February 1937
Ray Sawyer, 1 February 1937
Joe Sample, 1 February 1937
Tom Smothers, 2 February 1937
Clarence Quick, 2 February 1937
Johnny Bristol, 3 February 1939
John Steel, 4 February 1941
Henson Cargill, 5 February 1941
Graham Nash, 2 February 1942
Cory Wells, 5 February 1942
Fabian, 6 February 1942
Dennis Edwards, 3 February 1943
Shawn Phillips, 3 February 1943
Al Kooper, 5 February 1944
J. R. Cobb, 5 February 1944
Johnny Cymbal, 3 February 1945
Bob Marley, 6 February 1945
Howard Bellamy, 2 February 1946
Terry Kath, 31 January 1946
Melanie, 3 February 1947
Dave Davies, 3 February 1947
Spyder Turner, 4 February 1947
Rick James, 1 February 1948
Alice Cooper, 4 February 1948
Mary Ann Ganser, 4 February 1948
Marge Ganser, 4 February 1948
Roy Yeager, 4 February 1949
Mike Campbell, 1 February 1950
James Dunn, 4 February 1950
Natalie Cole, 6 February 1950
Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, 31 January 1951
Phil Manzanera, 31 January 1951
Clint Black, 4 February 1962

Remembrances:

Buddy Holly, 3 February 1959
Big Bopper, 3 February 1959
Ritchie Valens, 3 February 1959
Slim Harpo, 31 January 1970
Rudy Pompilli, 5 February 1976
Vince Guaraldi, 6 February 1976
Buster Brown, 31 January 1976
Sid Vicious, 2 February 1979
Grant Green, 31 January 1979
Ray Heindorf , 3 February 1980
Hugo Montenegro, 6 February 1981
Alex Harvey, 4 February 1982
Karen Carpenter, 4 February 1983
Barbara Cowsill, 31 January 1985
Paul Robi, 1 February 1989
Crazy Otto, 4 February 1990
John “Buddy” Bailey, 3 February 1994
Carl Wilson, 6 February 1998
Julius Wechter, 1 February 1999
Doris Kenner, 4 February 2000
Si Zentner, 31 January 2000
Mongo Santamaria, 1 February 2003
Gene Hughes, 3 February 2004
Cornelius Bumpus, 3 February 2004
Billy Henderson, 2 February 2007
Frankie Laine, 6 February 2007
Dewey Martin, 31 January 2009
Allan Wicks, 4 February 2010
Mallia Franklin, 5 February 2010
Greg Pianka, 5 February 2010
Sir John Dankworth, 6 February 2010
Richard Delvy, 6 February 2010
Tony Levin, 3 February 2011
Gary Moore, 6 February 2011
James Watson, 6 February 2011
Doc Williams, 31 January 2011
David Peaston, 1 February 2012
Al De Lory, 5 February 2012
Billy Bean, 6 February 2012
Noel Kelehan, 6 February 2012
Jim King, 6 February 2012
Leslie Carter, 31 January 2012
Mike Kelley, 31 January 2012
Cecil Womack, 1 February 2013
Donald Byrd, 4 February 2013
Pat Halcox, 4 February 2013
Reg Presley, 4 February 2013
Paul Tanner, 5 February 2013
Bob McQuillen, 6 February 2014
Anna Gordy Gaye, 31 January 2014
Joseph Willcox Jenkins, 31 January 2014
Don Covay, 31 January 2015
Anita Darian, 1 February 2015
Joseph Alfidi, 2 February 2015
The Jacka, 2 February 2015
Zane Musa, 2 February 2015
Mary Healy, 3 February 2015
William Thomas McKinley, 3 February 2015
Celina González, 4 February 2015

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