Monthly Archives: June 2016

Quote Of The Week

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

— Benjamin Franklin

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This Week In Music (19-25 June)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 19 Jun:

Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups, 1964
I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops, 1965
Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, 1966
Respect by Aretha Franklin, 1967
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
Get Back by The Beatles, 1969
The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue by The Beatles, 1970
It’s Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move by Carole King, 1971
Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr., 1972
My Love by Paul McCartney and Wings, 1973

Other notables this week:

Diane by The Bachelors, peaked at Number 10 in 1964
Sweet Talkin’ Guy by The Chiffons, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Sunday Will Never Be The Same by Spanky and Our Gang, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Reach Out Of The Darkness by Friend and Lover, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Rainy Days And Mondays by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Nice To Be With You by Gallery, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Troglodyte (Cave Man) by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby by Barry White, peaked at Number 3 in 1973

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

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, 1967
Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart, 1971

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Dave Clark Five Return! by The Dave Clark Five, released in 1964, peaked at Number 5
Herman’s Hermits On Tour by Herman’s Hermits, released in 1965, peaked at Number 2
Fantasy by Carole King, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6
The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get by Joe Walsh, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6

Birthdays:

Guy Lombardo, 19 June 1902
Lester Flatt, 19 June 1914
Dave Lambert, 19 June 1917
Chet Atkins, 20 June 1924
Tommy DeVito, 19 June 1928
Clifford Scott, 21 June 1928
June Carter, 23 June 1929
Lalo Schifrin, 21 June 1932
Carl White, 21 June 1932
O.C. Smith, 21 June 1932
Shirley Goodman, 19 June 1936
Billy Guy, 20 June 1936
Kris Kristofferson, 22 June 1936
Verne Allison, 22 June 1936
Jerry Keller, 20 June 1937
Eddie Floyd, 25 June 1937
Al Wilson, 19 June 1939
Harold Melvin, 25 June 1939
Jimmy Castor, 23 June 1940
Stuart Sutcliffe, 23 June 1940
Clint Warwick, 25 June 1940
Robert Hunter, 23 June 1941
Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane, 19 June 1942
Brian Wilson, 20 June 1942
Deodato, 22 June 1942
Arthur Brown, 24 June 1942
Mike Ramsden, 21 June 1943
Ray Davies, 21 June 1944
Peter Asher, 22 June 1944
Rosetta Hightower, 23 June 1944
Jeff Beck, 24 June 1944
Anne Murray, 20 June 1945
Paul Goddard, 23 June 1945
Carly Simon, 25 June 1945
Brenda Holloway, 21 June 1946
Allen Lanier, 25 June 1946
Ian McDonald, 25 June 1946
Joey Molland, 21 June 1947
Howard Kaylan, 22 June 1947
Mick Fleetwood, 24 June 1947
Nick Drake, 19 June 1948
Alan Longmuir, 20 June 1948
Todd Rundgren, 22 June 1948
Patrick Moraz, 24 June 1948
Peggy Scott-Adams, 25 June 1948
Lionel Richie, 20 June 1949
Alan Osmond, 22 June 1949
Ann Wilson, 19 June 1950
Joey Kramer, 21 June 1950
John Paul Young, 21 June 1950
Nils Lofgren, 21 June 1951
Brian MacLeod, 25 June 1952
Cyndi Lauper, 22 June 1953
Michael Anthony, 20 June 1954
David Paich, 25 June 1954
Kathy Mattea, 21 June 1959
George Michael, 25 June 1963

Remembrances:

Judy Garland, 22 June 1969
Bruce Tate, 20 June 1973
Bert Kaempfert, 21 June 1980
Walter Jackson, 20 June 1983
Jackie Gleason, 24 June 1987
June Christy, 21 June 1990
Kripp Johnson, 22 June 1990
Bobby Helms, 19 June 1997
Lawrence Payton, 20 June 1997
Arthur Prysock, 21 June 1997
Bill Randolph, 19 June 2001
John Lee Hooker, 21 June 2001
Carroll O’Connor, 21 June 2001
Duane Roland, 19 June 2006
Claydes Smith, 20 June 2006
Michael Jackson, 25 June 2009
Richard “Sky Saxon” Marsh, 25 June 2009
Tam White, 21 June 2010
Larry Jon Wilson, 21 June 2010
Pete Quaife, 23 June 2010
Fred Anderson, 24 June 2010
JoJo Billingsley, 24 June 2010
Peter Sliker, 25 June 2010
Ottilie Patterson, 20 June 2011
Mike Waterson, 22 June 2011
Gaye Delorme, 23 June 2011
Goff Richards, 25 June 2011
Gerry Bron, 19 June 2012
Richard Adler, 21 June 2012
Jean Cox, 24 June 2012
Slim Whitman, 19 June 2013
Mary Love, 21 June 2013
Wendy Saddington, 21 June 2013
Bobby Bland, 23 June 2013
Little Willie Littlefield, 23 June 2013
Darryl Read, 23 June 2013
Puff Johnson, 24 June 2013
Alan Myers, 24 June 2013
Gerry Goffin, 19 June 2014
Norman Sheffield, 20 June 2014
Jimmy C. Newman, 21 June 2014
Teenie Hodges, 22 June 2014
Lee McBee, 24 June 2014
Ira Salley, 25 June 2014
Phil Austin, 19 June 2015
Harold Battiste, 19 June 2015
Gunther Schuller, 21 June 2015
Joseph de Pasquale, 22 June 2015
James Horner, 22 June 2015
Thé Lau, 23 June 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

— Coco Chanel

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This Week In Music (12-18 June)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 12 Jun:

Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups, 1964
Back In My Arms Again by The Supremes, 1965
Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, 1966
Respect by Aretha Franklin, 1967
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
Get Back by The Beatles, 1969
The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue by The Beatles, 1970
Want Ads by Honey Cone, 1971
Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr., 1972
My Love by Paul McCartney and Wings, 1973

Other notables this week:

Love Me With All Your Heart by The Ray Charles Singers, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
Walk On By by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Little Children by Billy J. Kramer, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
Crying In The Chapel by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
Engine Engine #9 by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Barefootin’ by Robert Parker, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Green Grass by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
She’d Rather Be With Me by The Turtles, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Somebody To Love by The Jefferson Airplane, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
All I Need by The Temptations, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Mirage by Tommy James and The Shondells, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
Mony Mony by Tommy James and The Shondells, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
Yummy Yummy Yummy by The Ohio Express, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Think by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Get Ready by Rare Earth, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
I’ll Meet You Halfway by The Partridge Family, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
(Last Night) I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All by The Fifth Dimension, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes, peaked at Number 2 in 1973

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

Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra, 1966
Honky Chateau by Elton John, 1972
Living In The Material World by George Harrison, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Release Me by Englebert Humperdinck, released in 1967, peaked at Number 7
Up, Up And Away by The 5th Dimension, released in 1967, peaked at Number 8
This Is Tom Jones by Tom Jones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 4
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, released in 1971, peaked at Number 6
Amazing Grace by Aretha Franklin, released in 1972, peaked at Number 7

Birthdays:

Burl Ives, 14 June 1909
David Rose, 15 June 1910
Stanley Black, 14 June 1913
Phil Bodner, 13 June 1917
Si Zentner, 13 June 1917
Erroll Garner, 15 June 1921
Vic Damone, 12 June 1928
Jim Nabors, 12 June 1930
Jr. Walker, 14 June 1931
Bob McGrath, 13 June 1932
Renaldo “Obie” Benson, 14 June 1936
Waylon Jennings, 15 June 1937
Edward Farran, 17 June 1937
Billy “Crash” Craddock, 16 June 1939
Bobby Freeman, 13 June 1940
Chick Corea, 12 June 1941
Nilsson, 15 June 1941
Doug Roberts, 15 June 1941
Lamont Dozier, 16 June 1941
Len Barry, 12 June 1942
Eddie Levert, 16 June 1942
Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942
Arlester “Dyke” Christian, 13 June 1943
Barry Manilow, 17 June 1943
Linda Clifford, 14 June 1944
Sandy Posey, 18 June 1944
Rod Argent, 14 June 1945
Janet Lennon, 15 June 1946
Demis Roussos, 15 June 1946
Ian Matthews, 16 June 1946
Dennis Locorriere, 13 June 1949
Alan White, 14 June 1949
Brad “Bun E. Carlos” Carlson, 12 June 1950
James Smith, 16 June 1950
Brad Delp, 12 June 1951
Howard Leese, 13 June 1951
Jorge Santana, 13 June 1951
Steve Walsh, 15 June 1951
Lenny LeBlanc, 17 June 1951
Pete Farndon, 12 June 1952
Gino Vannelli, 16 June 1952

Remembrances:

Jimmy Dorsey, 12 June 1957
George Melachrino, 18 June 1965
Wes Montgomery, 15 June 1968
Clyde McPhatter, 13 June 1972
Geza Anda, 14 June 1976
Johnny Bond, 12 June 1978
Julian “Matty” Matlock, 14 June 1978
Charles Miller, 14 June 1980
James Honeyman-Scott, 16 June 1982
Benny Goodman, 13 June 1986
Kate Smith, 17 June 1986
Jimmy Soul, 15 June 1988
Rick Canoff, 18 June 1988
Lou Monte, 12 June 1989
Brenda Payton, 14 June 1992
Henry Mancini, 14 June 1994
Rory Gallagher, 14 June 1995
Ella Fitzgerald, 15 June 1996
John Wolters, 16 June 1997
Lord Sutch, 16 June 1999
Jimmie Arnold, 15 June 2004
Fred Gorman, 13 June 2006
Hank Medress, 18 June 2007
Danny Davis, 12 June 2008
Bob Bogle, 14 June 2009
Jimmy Dean, 13 June 2010
Jim Pugliano, 15 June 2010
Bill Dixon, 16 June 2010
Maureen Forrester, 16 June 2010
Carole McGoldrick, 16 June 2010
Garry Shider, 16 June 2010
Carl Gardner, 12 June 2011
Mack Self, 14 June 2011
Wild Man Fischer, 16 June 2011
Clarence Clemons, 18 June 2011
Margie Hyams, 14 June 2012
Sam Most, 13 June 2013
Hugh Maguire, 14 June 2013
Tom Tall, 14 June 2013
Walter Kahn, 15 June 2013
Richard Marlow, 16 June 2013
Alastair Donaldson, 18 June 2013
Alfred Planyavsky, 18 June 2013
Jimmy Scott, 12 June 2014
Casey Kasem, 15 June 2014
Pierre D’Archambeau, 16 June 2014
John McClure, 17 June 2014
Johnny Mann, 18 June 2014
Horace Silver, 18 June 2014
Monica Lewis, 12 June 2015
Ernest Tomlinson, 12 June 2015
Big Time Sarah, 13 June 2015
Buddy Boudreaux, 13 June 2015
Allan Browne, 13 June 2015
Mighty Sam McClain, 15 June 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

— Muhammed Ali

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This Week In Music (5-11 June)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 5 Jun:

Love Me Do by The Beatles, 1964
Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys, 1965
When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge, 1966
Respect by Aretha Franklin, 1967
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel, 1968
Get Back by The Beatles, 1969
Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens, 1970
Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones, 1971
I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers, 1972
My Love by Paul McCartney and Wings, 1973

Other notables this week:

P.S. I Love You by The Beatles, peaked at Number 10 in 1964
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Just A Little by Beau Brummels, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be? by Paul Revere and The Raiders, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
Grazing In The Grass by Friends Of Distinction, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Which Way You Goin’ Billy? by The Poppy Family, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Up Around The Bend / Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Make Me Smile by Chicago, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Sweet And Innocent by Donny Osmond, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Pillow Talk by Sylvia, peaked at Number 3 in 1973

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

Headquarters by The Monkees, 1967
Woodstock movie soundtrack, 1970
Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, released in 1964, peaked at Number 2
Today-My Way by Nancy Wilson, released in 1965, peaked at Number 7
Midnight Ride by Paul Revere and The Raiders, released in 1966, peaked at Number 9
Honey by Andy Williams, released in 1968, peaked at Number 9
Tommy by The Who, released in 1969, peaked at Number 4
ABC by The Jackson 5, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
The Carpenters by The Carpenters, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Ram by Paul McCartney, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Aretha Live At Fillmore West by Aretha Franklin, released in 1971, peaked at Number 7
The London Chuck Berry Sessions by Chuck Berry, released in 1972, peaked at Number 8

Birthdays:

Fred Waring, 9 June 1900
Glen Gray, 7 June 1906
Howlin’ Wolf, 10 June 1910
Les Paul, 9 June 1915
Dean Martin, 7 June 1917
Judy Garland, 10 June 1922
Pat Best, 6 June 1923
Eddie Cano, 6 June 1927
Joao Gilberto, 10 June 1931
Pete Jolly, 5 June 1932
Wynn Stewart, 7 June 1934
Jackie Wilson, 9 June 1934
Grant Green, 6 June 1935
Chuck Barksdale, 11 June 1935
Levi Stubbs, 6 June 1936
James Darren, 8 June 1936
Jud Strunk, 11 June 1936
Gary U.S. Bonds, 6 June 1939
Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 8 June 1939
Tom Jones, 7 June 1940
Nancy Sinatra, 8 June 1940
Sherman Garnes, 8 June 1940
Joey Dee, 11 June 1940
Floyd Butler, 5 June 1941
Shirley Alston, 10 June 1941
Chuck Negron, 8 June 1942
Joe Stampley, 6 June 1943
Miguel Rios, 7 June 1944
Boz Scaggs, 8 June 1944
Don Reid, 5 June 1945
Tom Evans, 5 June 1947
Annie Haslam, 8 June 1947
Randy Edelman, 10 June 1947
Cor van der Beek, 6 June 1948
Frank Beard, 11 June 1949
Ronnie Dyson, 5 June 1950
Dwight Twilley, 6 June 1951
Bonnie Tyler, 8 June 1951
Kenny G, 5 June 1956
Prince, 7 June 1958

Remembrances:

Earl Grant, 10 June 1970
David Oliver, 6 June 1982
Addie “Micki” Harris, 10 June 1982
Stan Getz, 6 June 1991
Conway Twitty, 5 June 1993
Frank Chacksfield, 9 June 1995
Mel Torme, 5 June 1999
Dee Dee Ramone, 5 June 2002
Dave Rowberry, 6 June 2003
Ray Charles, 10 June 2004
Billy Preston, 6 June 2006
Kenny Rankin, 7 June 2009
Danny Bank, 5 June 2010
Tony Peluso, 5 June 2010
Marvin Isley, 6 June 2010
Jack Beeson, 6 June 2010
Marvin Isley, 6 June 2010
Dana Key, 6 June 2010
Stuart Cable, 7 June 2010
Crispian St. Peters, 8 June 2010
Ken Brown, 9 June 2010
Christine Johnson, 9 June 2010
Harold Ivory Williams, 9 June 2010
Johnny Parker, 11 June 2010
Gordon Lorenz, 5 June 2011
Steve Popovich, 8 June 2011
Alan Rubin, 8 June 2011
Kenny Hawkes, 10 June 2011
Seth Putnam, 11 June 2011
Lil Phat, 7 June 2012
Bob Welch, 7 June 2012
Abram Wilson, 9 June 2012
Jimmy Elledge, 10 June 2012
Don Bowman, 5 June 2013
David Schwartz, 5 June 2013
Elaine Laron, 6 June 2013
Darondo, 9 June 2013
Johnny Smith, 11 June 2013
Don Davis, 5 June 2014
Lee Hyla, 6 June 2014
Alan Douglas, 7 June 2014
Michael Brown, 11 June 2014
Ronnie Gilbert, 6 June 2015
Archie Alleyne, 8 June 2015
Jack Grimsley, 8 June 2015
Pumpkinhead, 9 June 2015
Jim Ed Brown, 11 June 2015
Ornette Coleman, 11 June 2015

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