Monthly Archives: March 2016

Quote Of The Week

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

— Mark Twain

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This Week In Music (27 March – 2 April)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 27 Mar:

She Loves You by The Beatles, 1964
Stop! In The Name Of Love by The Supremes, 1965
The Ballad Of The Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
Happy Together by The Turtles, 1967
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, 1968
Dizzy by Tommy Roe, 1969
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, 1970
Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, 1971
A Horse With No Name by America, 1972
Love Train by The O’Jays, 1973

Other notables this week:

My Heart Belongs To Only You by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Valleri by The Monkees, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Traces by The Classics IV, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Time Of The Season by The Zombies, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Run Away Child, Running Wild by The Temptations, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) by David Ruffin, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) by John Ono Lennon, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted by The Partridge Family, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Help Me Make It Through The Night by Sammi Smith, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
What Is Life by George Harrison, peaked at Number 10 in 1971
Puppy Love by Donny Osmond, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Mother And Child Reunion by Paul Simon, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) by Deodato, peaked at Number 2 in 1973

Notable albums debuting this week:

Dawn (Go Away) And 11 Other Great Songs by The 4 Seasons, released in 1964, peaked at Number 6
The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
The Shadow Of Your Smile by Johnny Mathis, released in 1966, peaked at Number 9
Daydream by The Lovin’ Spoonful, released in 1966, peaked at Number 10
Temptations Live! by The Temptations, released in 1967, peaked at Number 10
Smokin’ by Humble Pie, released in 1972, peaked at Number 6
The Best Of Bread by Bread, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2
The Captain And Me by The Doobie Brothers, released in 1973, peaked at Number 7

Birthdays:

Paul Whiteman, 28 March 1890
Ted Heath, 30 March 1902
Herbert Mills, 2 April 1912
Frankie Laine, 30 March 1913
Lou Monte, 2 April 1917
Sarah Vaughan, 27 March 1924
Gene Puerling, 31 March 1929
Rolf Harris, 30 March 1930
Debbie Reynolds, 1 April 1932
Jim Ed Brown, 1 April 1934
Shirley Jones, 31 March 1934
Arthur Crier, 1 April 1935
Herb Alpert, 31 March 1935
Bill Gaither, 28 March 1936
Johnny Copeland, 27 March 1937
Willem “Mouth” Duyn, 31 March 1937
Marvin Gaye, 2 April 1939
Astrud Gilberto, 29 March 1940
Raymond “Ray” Davis, 29 March 1940
Bunny Sigler, 27 March 1941
Charlie McCoy, 28 March 1941
Graeme Edge, 30 March 1941
Leon Russell, 2 April 1942
Michael Smith, 27 March 1942
Larry Coryell, 2 April 1943
Vangelis, 29 March 1943
Terry Jacks, 29 March 1944
Rod Allen, 31 March 1944
Mick Ralphs, 31 March 1944
Chuck Portz, 28 March 1945
Speedy Keen, 29 March 1945
Eric Clapton, 30 March 1945
Ronnie Lane, 1 April 1946
Kurt Winter, 2 April 1946
Billy Thorpe, 29 March 1946
Al Nichol, 31 March 1946
Robin Scott, 1 April 1947
Emmylou Harris, 2 April 1947
Robert Gordon, 29 March 1947
Bobby Kimball, 29 March 1947
Joh Poulos, 31 March 1947
Jimmy Cliff, 1 April 1948
Milan Williams, 28 March 1948
Thijs Van Leer, 31 March 1948
Gil Scott-Heron, 1 April 1949
David Robinson, 2 April 1949
Michael Brecker, 29 March 1949
Lene Lovich, 30 March 1949
Tony Banks, 27 March 1950
Henry Gross, 1 April 1951
Leon Wilkeson, 2 April 1952
Jeff Porcaro, 1 April 1954
Reba McEntire, 28 March 1955
Randy Vanwarmer, 30 March 1955
Celine Dion, 30 March 1968
Mariah Carey, 27 March 1970

Remembrances:

Waldo De Los Rios, 28 March 1977
Mantovani, 29 March 1980
Marvin Gaye, 1 April 1984
Carmen Dragon, 28 March 1984
The Singing Nun, 29 March 1985
O’Kelly Isley, 31 March 1986
Buddy Rich, 2 April 1987
Cor van der Beek, 2 April 1998
Ian Dury, 27 March 2000
Edwin Starr, 2 April 2003
Paul Atkinson, 1 April 2004
Timi Yuro, 30 March 2004
Bud Shank, 2 April 2009
Morag Beaton, 1 April 2010
Mike Zwerin, 2 April 2010
Stanley Vann, 27 March 2010
Herb Ellis, 28 March 2010
Elliot Willensky, 29 March 2010
John Bunch, 30 March 2010
Robert Tear, 29 March 2011
Harley Allen, 30 March 2011
Wally Peterson, 30 March 2011
Mel McDaniel, 31 March 2011
Jerry McCain, 28 March 2012
Earl Scruggs, 28 March 2012
David Burge, 1 April 2013
Roosevelt Jamison, 27 March 2013
Hugh McCracken, 28 March 2013
Robert Zildjian, 28 March 2013
King Fleming, 1 April 2014
Harris Goldsmith, 2 April 2014
Lyndsie Holland, 2 April 2014
Billy Mundi, 29 March 2014
Pauline Brockless, 27 March 2015
B.J. Crosby, 27 March 2015
Johnny Helms, 27 March 2015
Ronald Stevenson, 28 March 2015
Preston Ritter, 30 March 2015
Billy Butler, 31 March 2015
Ralph Sharon, 31 March 2015
Dave Ball, 1 April 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Don’t wait until conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes conditions perfect.”

— Alan Cohen

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This Week In Music (20-26 March)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 20 Mar:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
Eight Days A Week by The Beatles, 1965
The Ballad Of The Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
Penny Lane by The Beatles, 1967
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, 1968
Dizzy by Tommy Roe, 1969
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, 1970
Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, 1971
Heart Of Gold by Neil Young, 1972
Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack, 1973

Other notables this week:

Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
I Love You More And More Every Day by Al Martino, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
The Birds And The Bees by Jewel Akens, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
King Of The Road by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Ferry Cross The Mersey by Gerry and The Pacemakers, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
Nowhere Man by The Beatles, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Dedicated To The One I Love by The Mamas and The Papas, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
There’s A Kind Of Hush by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Sock It To Me-Baby! by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
For What It’s Worth by The Buffalo Springfield, peaked at Number 7 in 1967
My Cup Runneth Over by Ed Ames, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
I Thank You by Sam and Dave, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Indian Giver by 1910 Fruitgum Co., peaked at Number 5 in 1969
The Rapper by Jaggerz, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Give Me Just A Little More Time by Chairman of the Board, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by The Hollies, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
Evil Ways by Santana, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) by The Delfonics, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
She’s A Lady by Tom Jones, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
The Way Of Love by Cher, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
Jungle Fever by Chakachas, peaked at Number 8 in 1972

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

The Sound Of Music movie soundtrack, 1965

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Sweet And Sour Tears by Ray Charles, released in 1964, peaked at Number 9
The Rolling Stones, Now! by The Rolling Stones, released in 1965, peaked at Number 5
The Doors by The Doors, released in 1967, peaked at Number 2
Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, released in 1967, peaked at Number 3
The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, released in 1968, peaked at Number 4
Hey Jude by The Beatles, released in 1970, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Sviatoslav Richter, 20 March 1915
Rufus Thomas, 26 March 1917
Larry Elgart, 20 March 1922
Leonard Nimoy, 26 March 1931
Johnny Burnette, 25 March 1934
Roger Whittaker, 22 March 1936
Jerry Reed, 20 March 1937
Billy Stewart, 24 March 1937
Don Covay, 24 March 1938
Hoyt Axton, 25 March 1938
Solomon Burke, 21 March 1940
Luis Gasca, 23 March 1940
Anita Bryant, 25 March 1940
Jeremy Clyde, 22 March 1941
Aretha Franklin, 25 March 1942
Vivian Stanshall, 21 March 1943
George Benson, 22 March 1943
David Lindley, 21 March 1944
Doug Phillips, 22 March 1944
Diana Ross, 26 March 1944
David Grisman, 23 March 1945
Johnny Crawford, 26 March 1946
Elton John, 25 March 1947
John Rowles, 26 March 1947
Andrew Lloyd Webber, 22 March 1948
Randy Hobbs, 22 March 1948
Lee Oskar, 24 March 1948
Michael Stanley, 25 March 1948
Steven Tyler, 26 March 1948
Ric Ocasek, 23 March 1949
Nick Lowe, 24 March 1949
Vicki Lawrence, 26 March 1949
Roger Hodgson, 21 March 1950
Teddy Pendergrass, 26 March 1950
Jimmie Vaughan, 20 March 1951
Russell Thompkins, Jr., 21 March 1951
Dougie Thomson, 24 March 1951
Chaka Khan, 23 March 1953
Bill Lyall, 26 March 1953
Stephanie Mills, 22 March 1957

Remembrances:

John Poulos, 26 March 1980
Mark Dinning, 22 March 1986
Dino Martin, 21 March 1987
Dave Guard, 22 March 1991
Dan Hartman, 22 March 1994
Ripley Ingram, 23 March 1995
Don Murray, 22 March 1996
Harold Melvin, 24 March 1997
Eileen Farrell, 23 March 2002
Johnny Bristol, 21 March 2004
Jan Berry, 26 March 2004
Bobby Short, 21 March 2005
Rod Price, 22 March 2005
Buck Owens, 25 March 2006
Henson Cargill, 24 March 2007
Cha Burns, 26 March 2007
David Carroll, 22 March 2008
Gene Puerling, 25 March 2008
Dan Seals, 25 March 2009
Diz Disley, 22 March 2010
Blanche Thebom, 23 March 2010
Marva Wright, 23 March 2010
John Ciamobotti, 24 March 2010
Johnny Maestro, 24 March 2010
Johnny Pearson, 20 March 2011
Loleatta Holloway, 21 March 2011
Pinetop Perkins, 21 March 2011
Victor Bouchard, 22 March 2011
Zoogz Rift, 22 March 2011
Carl Bunch, 23 March 2011
Johnny McCauley, 22 March 2012
Eric Lowen, 23 March 2012
Vince Lovegrove, 24 March 2012
Marion Marlowe, 24 March 2012
Nick Noble, 24 March 2012
David Craighead, 26 March 2012
Eddie Bond, 20 March 2013
Risë Stevens, 20 March 2013
Derek Watkins, 22 March 2013
Deke Richards, 24 March 2013
Scott Hardkiss, 25 March 2013
Margie Alexander, 26 March 2013
Dave Brockie, 23 March 2014
Eddie Lawrence, 25 March 2014
Paul Jeffrey, 20 March 2015
A. J. Pero, 20 March 2015
Jørgen Ingmann, 21 March 2015
Jackie Trent, 21 March 2015
Helen Landis, 22 March 2015
Norman Scribner, 22 March 2015
Roy Douglas, 23 March 2015
Lil’ Chris, 23 March 2015
Scott Clendenin, 24 March 2015
John Renbourn, 26 March 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”

— John Steinbeck

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This Week In Music (6-12 March)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 6 Mar:

I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, 1964
My Girl by The Temptations, 1965
The Ballad Of The Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones, 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:

Stop And Think It Over by Dale and Grace, peaked at Number 8 in 1964
The Jolly Green Giant by The Kingsmen, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Listen People by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
I Fought The Law by The Bobby Fuller Four, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Baby I Need Your Lovin’ by Johnny Rivers, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye by The Casinos, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Simon Says by 1910 Fruitgum Co., peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
This Magic Moment by Jay and The Americans, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
This Girl’s In Love With You by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Travelin’ Band/Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Lion Sleeps Tonight by Robert John, peaked at Number 3 in 1972

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

If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas and The Papas, 1966

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Boots by Nancy Sinatra, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Look Around by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, released in 1968, peaked at Number 5
Steppenwolf by Steppenwolf, released in 1968, peaked at Number 6
Valley Of The Dolls by Dionne Warwick, released in 1968, peaked at Number 6
Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Café by The Doors, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
The Cry Of Love by Jimi Hendrix, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
Masterpiece by The Temptations, released in 1973, peaked at Number 7
Neither One Of Us by Gladys Knight and The Pips, released in 1973, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Lawrence Welk, 11 March 1903
Paul Weston, 12 March 1912
Wes Montgomery, 6 March 1923
Roy Etzel, 6 March 1925
Dick Hyman, 8 March 1927
Keely Smith, 9 March 1928
Ornette Coleman, 9 March 1930
Lloyd Price, 9 March 1933
Sylvia Vanderpool, 6 March 1936
Gabor Szabo, 8 March 1936
Mickey Gilley, 9 March 1936
Glen Sherley, 9 March 1936
Domingo Samudio, 6 March 1937
Lew DeWitt, 12 March 1938
Dean Torrence, 10 March 1940
Al Jarreau, 12 March 1940
Flora Purim, 6 March 1942
John Cale, 9 March 1942
Mark Lindsay, 9 March 1942
Mary Wilson, 6 March 1944
King Biscuit Boy, 9 March 1944
Ed Guzman, 10 March 1944
Micky Dolenz, 8 March 1945
Robin Trower, 9 March 1945
Laura Lee, 9 March 1945
Harvey Mandel, 11 March 1945
David Gilmour, 6 March 1946
Peter Wolf, 7 March 1946
Matthew Fisher, 7 March 1946
Randy Meisner, 8 March 1946
Liza Minnelli, 12 March 1946
Kiki Dee, 6 March 1947
Carole Bayer Sager, 8 March 1947
Peter McCann, 6 March 1948
Little Peggy March, 8 March 1948
Mel Galley, 8 March 1948
Jeffrey Osborne, 9 March 1948
James Taylor, 12 March 1948
Michael Knust, 11 March 1949
Mike Gibbins, 12 March 1949
Beverly Bremers, 10 March 1950
Jack Green, 12 March 1951
Ernie Isley, 7 March 1952
Jimmy Fortune, 11 March 1955
Steve Harris, 12 March 1956
Cheryl Lynn, 11 March 1957
Gary Numan, 8 March 1958

Remembrances:

Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, 8 March 1973
Eugene Ormandy, 12 March 1985
Sonny Terry, 11 March 1986
Tom Sellers, 9 March 1988
Andy Gibb, 10 March 1988
Billy Eckstine, 8 March 1993
Alex Taylor, 12 March 1993
Vincent Edwards, 11 March 1996
LaVern Baker, 10 March 1997
Marvin Inabnett, 7 March 1999
Michael Smith, 6 March 2001
Speedy Keen, 12 March 2002
Edmund Sylvers, 11 March 2004
Chris LeDoux, 9 March 2005
Danny Joe Brown, 10 March 2005
Danny Taylor, 10 March 2005
King Floyd, 6 March 2006
Anna Moffo, 9 March 2006
Brad Delp, 9 March 2007
Hank Locklin, 8 March 2009
Mark Linkous, 6 March 2010
Richard Edwin Parris Jr., 9 March 2010
Evelyn Dall, 10 March 2010
Micky Jones, 10 March 2010
George Webb, 10 March 2010
Lesley Duncan, 12 March 2010
St. Clair Lee, 8 March 2011
Mike Starr, 8 March 2011
Eddie Snyder, 10 March 2011
Alfred Genovese, 11 March 2011
Jack Hardy, 11 March 2011
Hugh Martin, 11 March 2011
Joe Morello, 12 March 2011
Big Walter Price, 7 March 2012
Bugs Henderson, 8 March 2012
Terry Teene, 9 March 2012
Leon Spencer, 11 March 2012
Michael Hossack, 12 March 2012
Stompin’ Tom Connors, 6 March 2013
Alvin Lee, 6 March 2013
Kenny Ball, 7 March 2013
Peter Banks, 7 March 2013
Claude King, 7 March 2013
Jeffrey Skitch, 7 March 2013
Ricardo da Force, 8 March 2013
Sammy Masters, 8 March 2013
Clive Burr, 12 March 2013
Marion Stein, 6 March 2014
Buren Fowler, 8 March 2014
Med Flory, 12 March 2014
Lew Soloff, 8 March 2015
Jerry Brightman, 9 March 2015
Wayne Kemp, 9 March 2015
Jimmy Greenspoon, 11 March 2015

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