Monthly Archives: April 2016

Quote Of The Week

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”

— Roger Miller

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This Week In Music (24-30 April)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 24 Apr:

Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles, 1964
Game Of Love by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, 1965
(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers, 1966
Somethin’ Stupid by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, 1967
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro, 1968
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by The 5th Dimension, 1969
ABC by The Jackson 5, 1970
Joy To The World by Three Dog Night, 1971
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack, 1972
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn, 1973

Other notables this week:

Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap) by Shirley Ellis, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You by The Monkees, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
Cry Like A Baby by The Box Tops, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
I Got The Feelin’ by James Brown, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Twenty-Five Miles by Edwin Starr, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
A Cowboys Work Is Never Done by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Cisco Kid by War, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
The Masterpiece by The Temptations, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
The Twelfth Of Never by Donny Osmond, peaked at Number 8 in 1973

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

The Beatles’ Second Album by The Beatles, 1964
Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young), 1971

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers, released in 1966, peaked at Number 7
Manassas by Stephen Stills, released in 1972, peaked at Number 4
A Lonely Man by The Chi-lites, released in 1972, peaked at Number 5
Bloodshot by The J. Geils Band, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Duke Ellington, 29 April 1899
Julian “Matty” Matlock, 27 April 1907
Donald Mills, 29 April 1915
Robert Shaw, 30 April 1916
Ella Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917
Kirby Stone, 27 April 1918
Albert King, 25 April 1923
Jorgen Ingmann, 26 April 1925
Johnny Horton, 30 April 1925
Willis Jackson, 25 April 1932
Freddie Scott, 24 April 1933
Johnny Mosby, 26 April 1933
Rod McKuen, 29 April 1933
Willie Nelson, 29 April 1933
Zubin Mehta, 29 April 1936
April Stevens, 29 April 1936
Joe Henderson, 24 April 1937
Duane Eddy, 26 April 1938
Maurice Williams, 26 April 1938
Giorgio Moroder, 26 April 1940
Claudine Clark, 26 April 1941
Ann-Margret, 28 April 1941
Johnny Farina, 30 April 1941
Thomas Coke Escovedo, 30 April 1941
Barbra Streisand, 24 April 1942
Bobby Rydell, 26 April 1942
Richard Sterban, 24 April 1943
Gary Wright, 26 April 1943
Duane Allen, 29 April 1943
Bobby Vee, 30 April 1943
Cuba Gooding, 27 April 1944
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, 24 April 1945
Robert Knight, 24 April 1945
Stu Cook, 25 April 1945
Tammi Terrell, 29 April 1945
Pete Ham, 27 April 1947
Ann Peebles, 27 April 1947
Steve Khan, 28 April 1947
Francine “Peaches” Barker, 28 April 1947
Tommy James, 29 April 1947
D.C. LaRue, 26 April 1948
Herbie Murrell, 27 April 1949
Steve Ferrone, 25 April 1950
Bobbi Humphrey, 25 April 1950
Ace Frehley, 27 April 1951
Dave Valentin, 29 April 1952
Merrill Osmond, 30 April 1953
Billy Rankin, 25 April 1959

Remembrances:

Pete Ham, 24 April 1975
Tommy Caldwell, 28 April 1980
Steve Currie, 28 April 1981
Muddy Waters, 30 April 1983
Count Basie, 26 April 1984
Z. Z. Hill, 27 April 1984
Billy Johnson, 28 April 1987
B. W. Stevenson, 28 April 1988
Floyd Butler, 29 April 1990
Brian MacLeod, 25 April 1992
Mick Ronson, 29 April 1993
Keith Ferguson, 29 April 1997
Al Hirt, 27 April 1999
Darrell Sweet, 30 April 1999
Vicki Sue Robinson, 27 April 2000
Jonah Jones, 29 April 2000
Al Hibbler, 24 April 2001
Bob Morse, 27 April 2001
Danny McKenna, 26 April 2006
Bobby “Boris” Pickett, 25 April 2007
Dorothy Provine, 25 April 2010
Susan Reed, 25 April 2010
Bus Boyk, 26 April 2010
Morris Pert, 27 April 2010
Connie Codarini, 28 April 2010
Owsley, 30 April 2010
Steve Strayhorn, 30 April 2010
Poly Styrene, 25 April 2011
Phoebe Snow, 26 April 2011
Yvette Vickers, 27 April 2011
David Mason (trumpeter), 29 April 2011
John Birch, 28 April 2012
Jackie Kelso, 28 April 2012
Kenny Roberts, 29 April 2012
George Jones, 26 April 2013
John La Montaine, 29 April 2013
Deanna Durbin, 30 April 2013
DJ E-Z Rock, 27 April 2014
Dennis Kamakahi, 28 April 2014
Glenn Osser, 29 April 2014
Leo Kraft, 30 April 2014
Frankie Lee, 24 April 2015
Benjamin F. Logan, 24 April 2015
Sid Tepper, 24 April 2015
Guy LeBlanc, 27 April 2015
Marty Napoleon, 27 April 2015
Rolf Smedvig, 27 April 2015
Jack Ely, 28 April 2015
Rutger Gunnarsson, 30 April 2015
Ben E. King, 30 April 2015
Ronald Senator, 30 April 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”

— Albert Einstein

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This Week In Music (10-16 April)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 10 Apr:

Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles, 1964
I’m Telling You Now by Freddie and The Dreamers, 1965
(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers, 1966
Happy Together by The Turtles, 1967
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, 1968
Dizzy by Tommy Roe, 1969
Let It Be by The Beatles, 1970
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations, 1971
A Horse With No Name by America, 1972
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence, 1973

Other notables this week:

Suspicion by Terry Stafford, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) by Betty Everett, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Nowhere To Run by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Time Won’t Let Me by The Outsiders, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
This Is My Song by Petula Clark, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
Jimmy Mack by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde by Georgie Fame, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) by Manfred Mann, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy by Blood, Sweat and Tears, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Galveston by Glen Campbell, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
Easy Come, Easy Go by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
One Toke Over The Line by Brewer and Shipley, peaked at Number 10 in 1971
Danny’s Song by Anne Murray, peaked at Number 7 in 1973
Call Me (Come Back Home) by Al Green, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

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

Tapestry by Carole King, 1971
The Beatles/1967-1970 by The Beatles, 1973
Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five, released in 1964, peaked at Number 3
Kissin’ Cousins by Elvis Presley, released in 1964, peaked at Number 6
The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini, released in 1964, peaked at Number 8
Days Of Wine And Roses, Moon River, And Other Academy Award Winners by Frank Sinatra, released in 1964, peaked at Number 10
Dear Heart by Andy Williams, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
A Song Will Rise by Peter, Paul and Mary, released in 1965, peaked at Number 8
Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1966, peaked at Number 3
Galveston by Glen Campbell, released in 1969, peaked at Number 2
Here Comes Bobby by Bobby Sherman, released in 1970, peaked at Number 10
Woodstock Two movie soundtrack, released in 1971, peaked at Number 7
History Of Eric Clapton by Eric Clapton, released in 1972, peaked at Number 6
Machine Head by Deep Purple, released in 1972, peaked at Number 7
The Beatles/1962-1966 by The Beatles, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3

Birthdays:

Martin Denny, 10 April 1911
Billy Vaughn, 12 April 1919
Stan Free, 12 April 1922
Henry Mancini, 16 April 1924
Ned Miller, 12 April 1925
Prentiss Barnes, 12 April 1925
Eugene “Jug” Ammons , 14 April 1925
Bill Harris, 14 April 1925
Ed Townsend, 16 April 1929
Claude Bolling, 10 April 1930
Herbie Mann, 16 April 1930
Nate Nelson, 10 April 1932
Joel Grey, 11 April 1932
Tiny Tim, 12 April 1932
Loretta Lynn, 14 April 1932
Roy Clark, 15 April 1933
Cleotha Staples, 11 April 1934
Bobby Vinton, 16 April 1935
Bob Luman, 15 April 1937
Fred Gorman, 11 April 1939
Dusty Springfield, 16 April 1939
Herbie Hancock, 12 April 1940
Bo Hansson, 10 April 1943
John Kay, 12 April 1944
Jack Casady, 13 April 1944
Dave Edmunds, 15 April 1944
Lowell George, 13 April 1945
Al Green, 13 April 1946
Gerry Rafferty, 16 April 1947
Piet Sweval, 13 April 1948
Michael Kamen, 15 April 1948
David Cassidy, 12 April 1950
Peabo Bryson, 13 April 1951
Pat Travers, 12 April 1954
Louis Johnson, 13 April 1955
Vince Gill, 12 April 1957
Brian Setzer, 10 April 1959
Little Jimmy Osmond, 16 April 1963

Remembrances:

Chuck Willis, 10 April 1958
Stuart Sutcliffe, 10 April 1962
Pete Farndon, 14 April 1983
Herbert Mills, 12 April 1989
Burl Ives, 14 April 1995
Eddie O’Jay, 10 April 1998
“Skip” Spence, 16 April 1999
Cleveland Horne, 13 April 2000
Joey Ramone, 15 April 2001
Little Eva, 10 April 2003
John Fred, 14 April 2005
June Pointer, 11 April 2006
Dakota Staton, 10 April 2007
Don Ho, 14 April 2007
William Walker, 10 April 2010
James Brody, 11 April 2010
Franz Kamin, 11 April 2010
Steve Reid, 13 April 2010
Mississippi Slim, 14 April 2010
Peter Steele, 14 April 2010
Billy Bang, 11 April 2011
Lili Chookasian, 10 April 2012
Hal McKusick, 11 April 2012
Rodgers Grant, 12 April 2012
Andrew Love, 12 April 2012
Edward Purrington, 14 April 2012
Teddy Charles, 16 April 2012
Alan Hacker, 16 April 2012
Graham Simpson, 16 April 2012
Jimmy Dawkins, 10 April 2013
Don Blackman, 11 April 2013
Sue Draheim, 11 April 2013
Thomas Hemsley, 11 April 2013
Chi Cheng, 13 April 2013
Stephen Dodgson, 13 April 2013
Dean Drummond, 13 April 2013
Adolph Herseth, 13 April 2013
Vincent Montana, Jr., 13 April 2013
William Steck, 13 April 2013
George Jackson, 14 April 2013
Scott Miller, 15 April 2013
Rita MacNeil, 16 April 2013
George Beverly Shea, 16 April 2013
Edwin Shirley, 16 April 2013
Jesse Winchester, 11 April 2014
Fred Ho, 12 April 2014
Armando Peraza, 14 April 2014
Bill Sinegal, 14 April 2014
Little Joe Cook, 15 April 2014
Shane Gibson, 15 April 2014
Keith McCormack, 10 April 2015
Ronnie Carroll, 13 April 2015
Percy Sledge, 14 April 2015
David Ward-Steinman, 14 April 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, 15 April 2015
Margo Reed, 15 April 2015
Johnny Kemp, 16 April 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.”

— Maya Angelou

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This Week In Music (3-9 April)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 3 Apr:

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
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations, 1971
A Horse With No Name by America, 1972
Love Train by The O’Jays, 1973

Other notables this week:

Twist And Shout by The Beatles, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
Shotgun by Jr. Walker and The All Stars, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Red Roses For A Blue Lady by Vic Dana, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Daydream by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by B.J. Thomas, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Sure Gonna Miss Her by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Bernadette by The Four Tops, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Young Girl by Gary Puckett, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
La-La Means I Love You by The Delfonics, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
House Of The Rising Sun by Frijid Pink, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
Love Story (Where Do I Begin) by Andy Williams, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
Neither One Of Us (Wants To Say Goodbye) by Gladys Knight and The Pips, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) by The Four Tops, peaked at Number 4 in 1973
Break Up To Make Up by The Stylistics, peaked at Number 5 in 1973

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

Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 1970

Other notable albums debuting this week:

I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin, released in 1967, peaked at Number 2
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With by Bill Cosby, released in 1968, peaked at Number 7
Psychedelic Shack by The Temptations, released in 1970, peaked at Number 9
Up To Date by The Partridge Family, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3

Birthdays:

Antal Dorati, 9 April 1906
Percy Faith, 7 April 1908
Muddy Waters, 4 April 1913
Billie Holiday, 7 April 1915
Mongo Santamaria, 7 April 1917
Ravi Shankar, 7 April 1920
Carmen McRae, 8 April 1920
Gale Storm, 5 April 1922
Doris Day, 3 April 1924
Sergio Franchi, 6 April 1926
Gerry Mulligan, 6 April 1927
Don Gibson, 3 April 1928
Andre Previn, 6 April 1929
Jake Hanna, 4 April 1931
Cal Smith, 7 April 1932
Carl Perkins, 9 April 1932
Stanley Turrentine, 5 April 1934
Bobby Bare, 7 April 1935
Jimmy McGriff, 3 April 1936
Scott LaFaro, 3 April 1936
Merle Haggard, 6 April 1937
Jeff Barry, 3 April 1938
Michael Parks, 4 April 1938
Freddie Hubbard, 7 April 1938
Major Lance, 4 April 1939
Hugh Masekela, 4 April 1939
Crispian St. Peters, 5 April 1939
Ronnie White, 5 April 1939
Jan Berry, 3 April 1941
Philippe Wynne, 3 April 1941
David LaFlamme, 5 April 1941
Peggy Lennon, 8 April 1941
Wayne Newton, 3 April 1942
Billy Joe Royal, 3 April 1942
Kris Jensen, 4 April 1942
David Matthews, 4 April 1942
Richard Manuel, 3 April 1943
Joey Vann, 3 April 1943
Mick Abrahams, 7 April 1943
Terry Knight, 9 April 1943
Barry Pritchard, 3 April 1944
Lois Wilkinson, 3 April 1944
Keef Hartley, 8 April 1944
Florian Schneider, 7 April 1947
Steve Howe, 8 April 1947
Larry Norman, 8 April 1947
Berry Oakley, 4 April 1948
Carol Douglas, 7 April 1948
Patrick Hernandez, 6 April 1949
John Oates, 7 April 1949
Brenda Russell, 8 April 1949
Agnetha Faltskog, 5 April 1950
Lenny Mayes, 5 April 1951
Janis Ian, 7 April 1951
Mel Schacher, 8 April 1951
John Schneider, 8 April 1960

Remembrances:

Phil Ochs, 9 April 1976
Red Sovine, 4 April 1980
Bob “The Bear” Hite, 6 April 1981
Eric Rogers, 8 April 1981
Ral Donner, 6 April 1984
Brook Benton, 9 April 1988
Dave Prater, 9 April 1988
Sarah Vaughan, 3 April 1990
Lee Brilleaux, 7 April 1994
Laura Nyro, 8 April 1997
Cozy Powell, 5 April 1998
Tammy Wynette, 6 April 1998
Heinz Burt, 7 April 2000
Joyce James, 3 April 2001
Gene Pitney, 5 April 2006
Mark St. John, 5 April 2007
Lawrence Brown, 6 April 2008
Randy Cain, 9 April 2009
Vinnie Chas, 5 April 2010
Luigi Waites, 6 April 2010
Eddie Johnson, 7 April 2010
Malcolm McLaren, 8 April 2010
Malcolm McLaren, 8 April 2010
Kenneth McKellar, 9 April 2010
Calvin Russell, 3 April 2011
Scott Columbus, 4 April 2011
Gil Robbins, 5 April 2011
John Bottomley, 6 April 2011
Roger Nichols, 9 April 2011
Orrin Tucker, 9 April 2011
Randy Wood, 9 April 2011
Cynthia Dall, 5 April 2012
Barney McKenna, 5 April 2012
Robert Ward, 3 April 2013
Chris Bailey, 4 April 2013
Andy Johns, 7 April 2013
Marian Robertson Wilson, 8 April 2013
Arthur Smith, 3 April 2014
Wayne Henderson, 4 April 2014
John Shirley-Quirk, 7 April 2014
George Shuffler, 7 April 2014
Bob Burns, 3 April 2015
Richard LaSalle, 5 April 2015
Julie Wilson, 5 April 2015
Ray Charles, 6 April 2015
Milton DeLugg, 6 April 2015
Stan Freberg, 7 April 2015
Tut Taylor, 9 April 2015

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