Monthly Archives: September 2016

Quote Of The Week

“A failure is not always a mistake.  It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.  The real mistake is to stop trying.”

— B. F. Skinner

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This Week In Music (25 September – 1 October)

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

House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals, 1964
Eve Of Destruction by Barry McGuire, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy, 1973

Other notables this week:

G.T.O. by Ronny and The Daytonas, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand) by The Shangri-Las, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Save It For Me by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 10 in 1964
You Were On My Mind by We Five, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
Catch Us If You Can by The Dave Clark Five, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Heart Full Of Soul by The Yardbirds, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
Laugh At Me by Sonny, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep by The Temptations, peaked at Number 3 in 1966
Black Is Black by Los Bravos, peaked at Number 4 in 1966
Funky Broadway by Wilson Pickett, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
The Fool On The Hill by Sergio Mendes, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You by The Bee Gees, peaked at Number 8 in 1968
Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Easy To Be Hard by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
Oh, What A Night by The Dells, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Snowbird by Anne Murray, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get by The Dramatics, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
My Maria by B.W. Stevenson, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

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

Diana Ross And The Supremes Greatest Hits by The Supremes, 1967
Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Great Songs From “My Fair Lady” And Other Broadway Hits by Andy Williams, released in 1964, peaked at Number 5
The Mamas And The Papas by The Mamas and The Papas, released in 1966, peaked at Number 4
The Four Tops Greatest Hits by The Four Tops, released in 1967, peaked at Number 4
Third Album by The Jackson 5, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Angel Clare by Art Garfunkel, released in 1973, peaked at Number 5

Birthdays:

George Gershwin, 26 September 1898
Vladimir Horowitz, 1 October 1903
Charles Randolph Grean, 1 October 1913
Buddy Rich, 30 September 1917
Eric Rogers, 25 September 1921
Roger Williams, 1 October 1924
Marty Robbins, 26 September 1925
Julie London, 26 September 1926
Oliver “Bud” Dashiell, 28 September 1929
Richard Harris, 1 October 1930
Billy Strange, 29 September 1930
Albert Collins, 1 October 1932
Ian Tyson, 25 September 1933
Cissy Houston, 30 September 1933
Geoff Stephens, 1 October 1934
Julie Andrews, 1 October 1935
Jerry Lee Lewis, 29 September 1935
Johnny Mathis, 30 September 1935
Z. Z. Hill, 30 September 1935
Ben E. King, 28 September 1938
Sweet Louie Smith, 25 September 1939
Tommy Boyce, 29 September 1939
Creadel “Red” Jones, 26 September 1940
Dewey Martin, 30 September 1940
Joe Bauer, 26 September 1941
Don Nix, 27 September 1941
Herb Fame, 1 October 1942
Jean-Luc Ponty, 29 September 1942
Frankie Lymon, 30 September 1942
Gary Alexander, 25 September 1943
John Locke, 25 September 1943
Randy Bachman, 27 September 1943
Klaus “Nick St. Nicholas” Kassbaum, 28 September 1943
Marilyn McCoo, 30 September 1943
Herb Rhoad, 1 October 1944
Mike Post, 29 September 1944
Donny Hathaway, 1 October 1945
Onnie McIntyre, 25 September 1945
Bryan Ferry, 26 September 1945
Bryan MacLean, 25 September 1946
Mariska Veres, 1 October 1947
Lynn Anderson, 26 September 1947
Meat Loaf, 27 September 1947
Marc Bolan, 30 September 1947
Michael “Cub” Koda, 1 October 1948
Kathi McDonald, 25 September 1948
Olivia Newton-John, 26 September 1948
Mark Farner, 29 September 1948
Jimmy “Bo” Horne, 28 September 1949
Linda Lewis, 27 September 1950
Patrice Rushen, 30 September 1954
Shaun Cassidy, 27 September 1958

Remembrances:

Al Jackson, Jr., 1 October 1975
Mary Ford, 30 September 1977
Jimmy McCulloch, 27 September 1979
John “Bonzo” Bonham, 25 September 1980
Billy Vaughn, 26 September 1991
Miles Davis, 28 September 1991
Harry Ray, 1 October 1992
Ronnie Aldrich, 30 September 1993
Allen Johnson, 28 September 1995
Betty Carter, 26 September 1998
Mickey Newbury, 29 September 2002
Robert Palmer, 26 September 2003
Bruce Palmer, 1 October 2004
Prentiss Barnes, 1 October 2006
Jamie Lyons, 25 September 2006
Dale Houston, 27 September 2007
Nick Reynolds, 1 October 2008
Johnny Edgecombe, 26 September 2010
Buddy Morrow, 27 September 2010
Ed Wiley, Jr., 27 September 2010
Dolores Wilson, 28 September 2010
Aaron-Carl Ragland, 30 September 2010
Tony Thibodeaux, 30 September 2010
Butch Ballard, 1 October 2011
David Bedford, 1 October 2011
Jessy Dixon, 26 September 2011
Johnny “Country” Mathis, 27 September 2011
Johnnie Wright, 27 September 2011
Nonie Lynch, 29 September 2011
Sylvia Robinson, 29 September 2011
Marv Tarplin, 30 September 2011
Billy Barnes, 25 September 2012
Andy Williams, 25 September 2012
M’el Dowd, 26 September 2012
Eddie Bert, 27 September 2012
R. B. Greaves, 27 September 2012
Frank Wilson, 27 September 2012
Larry Cunningham, 28 September 2012
Raylene Rankin, 30 September 2012
Billy Mure, 25 September 2013
B. B. Watson, 28 September 2013
George Amon Webster, 28 September 2013
Ramblin’ Tommy Scott, 30 September 2013
Zulema, 30 September 2013
George Roberts, 28 September 2014
Sheila Tracy, 30 September 2014
Lynsey de Paul, 1 October 2014
Christopher Jackson, 25 September 2015
Wilton Felder, 27 September 2015
Denise Lor, 27 September 2015
Alexander Faris, 28 September 2015
Frankie Ford, 28 September 2015
Benjamin Hutto, 29 September 2015
Phil Woods, 29 September 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did.  But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

— Maya Angelou

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This Week In Music (18-24 September)

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

House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals, 1964
Help! by The Beatles, 1965
You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, 1966
Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, 1968
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond, 1971
Black And White by Three Dog Night, 1972
Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy, 1973

Other notables this week:

Bread And Butter by The Newbeats, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
It Ain’t Me, Babe by The Turtles, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie by Jay and The Techniques, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
I Dig Rock And Roll Music by Peter, Paul and Mary, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
Hush by Deep Purple, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
Patches by Clarence Carter, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Julie, Do Ya Love Me by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Saturday In The Park by Chicago, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Honky Cat by Elton John, peaked at Number 8 in 1972

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

The Supremes A’ Go-Go by The Supremes, 1966
Imagine by John Lennon, 1971

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, released in 1964, peaked at Number 2
You Don’t Have To Be Jewish by Various Artists, released in 1965, peaked at Number 9
Close To You by The Carpenters, released in 1970, peaked at Number 2
After The Gold Rush by Neil Young, released in 1970, peaked at Number 8
Maria Muldaur by Maria Muldaur, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3

Birthdays:

Leroy Holmes, 22 September 1913
Billy Ward, 19 September 1921
Chico Hamilton, 20 September 1921
Bobby Nunn, 20 September 1925
John Coltrane, 23 September 1926
Nick Massi, 19 September 1927
Ward Swingle, 21 September 1927
Joni James, 22 September 1930
Ray Charles, 23 September 1930
Brook Benton, 19 September 1931
Travis Edmonson, 23 September 1932
Jimmie Rodgers, 18 September 1933
David McCallum, 19 September 1933
Mel Taylor, 24 September 1933
Brian Epstein, 19 September 1934
Leonard Cohen, 21 September 1934
Les McCann, 23 September 1935
James “Shep” Sheppard, 24 September 1935
Dickey Lee, 21 September 1936
Eric Gale, 20 September 1938
Roy Buchanan, 23 September 1939
Wayne Henderson, 24 September 1939
Frankie Avalon, 18 September 1940
Bill Medley, 19 September 1940
Sylvia Fricker, 19 September 1940
Paul Williams, 19 September 1940
Tim Rose, 23 September 1940
Barbara Allbut, 24 September 1940
Tony Duhig, 18 September 1941
Mama Cass Elliot, 19 September 1941
Freda Payne, 19 September 1942
Mike Arnone, 19 September 1942
Marlena Shaw, 22 September 1942
Gerry Marsden, 24 September 1942
Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut, 24 September 1942
Steve Boone, 23 September 1943
Michael Franks, 18 September 1944
David Bromberg, 19 September 1945
Austin Roberts, 19 September 1945
Paul Petersen, 23 September 1945
Lol Crème, 19 September 1947
Don Felder, 21 September 1947
Mary Kay Place, 23 September 1947
John Panozzo, 20 September 1948
Chuck Panozzo, 20 September 1948
Bruce Springsteen, 23 September 1949
Dee Dee Ramone, 18 September 1951
Nile Rodgers, 19 September 1952
Dave Gregory, 21 September 1952
Rex Smith, 19 September 1955
Debby Boone, 22 September 1956
Joan Jett, 22 September 1958
Trisha Yearwood, 19 September 1964

Remembrances:

Jimi Hendrix, 18 September 1970
Gram Parsons, 19 September 1973
Jim Croce, 20 September 1973
Walter Brennan, 21 September 1974
Robbie McIntosh, 23 September 1974
Steve Goodman, 20 September 1984
Jaco Pastorius, 21 September 1987
Norman Luboff, 22 September 1987
Steve Scruggs, 23 September 1992
Paul Weston, 20 September 1996
Jimmy Witherspoon, 18 September 1997
Larry Hall, 24 September 1997
Ed Cobb, 19 September 1999
Tim Rose, 24 September 2002
Skeeter Davis, 19 September 2004
Willie Hutch, 19 September 2005
Raymond “Boz” Burrell, 21 September 2006
Arthur Ferrante, 19 September 2009
Buddy Collette, 19 September 2010
Don Partridge, 21 September 2010
Rual Yarbrough, 21 September 2010
Eddie Fisher, 22 September 2010
Frank Driggs, 20 September 2011
John Du Cann, 21 September 2011
Vesta Williams, 22 September 2011
Leo Goeke, 18 September 2012
José Curbelo, 21 September 2012
Lindsay Cooper, 18 September 2013
Gia Maione, 23 September 2013
Margie Day, 18 September 2014
Kenny Wheeler, 18 September 2014
Polly Bergen, 20 September 2014
Pete Shutler, 21 September 2014
Christopher Hogwood, 24 September 2014
Franz Surges, 20 September 2015
Ben Cauley, 21 September 2015
Ray Warleigh, 21 September 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions.  Their lives a mimicry.  Their passions a quotation.”

— Oscar Wilde

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This Week In Music (11-17 September)

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

House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals, 1964
Help! by The Beatles, 1965
You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, 1966
Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, 1968
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
War by Edwin Starr, 1970
Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond, 1971
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, 1973

Other notables this week:

Because by The Dave Clark Five, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Bus Stop by The Hollies, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Guantanamera by The Sandpipers, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
You’re My Everything by The Temptations, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
San Franciscan Nights by The Animals, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
1, 2, 3, Red Light by 1910 Fruitgum Co., peaked at Number 5 in 1968
You’re All I Need To Get By by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again by Tom Jones, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Spanish Harlem by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
I Just Want To Celebrate by Rare Earth, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose by Dawn, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
Gypsy Man by War, peaked at Number 8 in 1973

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

Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Vanilla Fudge by Vanilla Fudge, released in 1967, peaked at Number 6
Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 2
Santana by Santana, released in 1969, peaked at Number 4
A Question Of Balance by The Moody Blues, released in 1970, peaked at Number 3
Rocky Mountain High by John Denver, released in 1972, peaked at Number 4
Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Jon Hendricks, 16 September 1921
Yma Sumac, 13 September 1922
Charles Brown, 13 September 1922
Hank Williams, 17 September 1923
Bobby Short, 15 September 1924
Mel Torme, 13 September 1925
B.B. King, 16 September 1925
Charlie Byrd, 16 September 1925
Bill Black, 17 September 1926
Brother Jack McDuff, 17 September 1926
Cannonball Adderley, 15 September 1928
George Jones, 12 September 1931
Jewel Akens, 12 September 1933
George Chakiris, 16 September 1934
Richard Blandon, 16 September 1934
Gene Page, 13 September 1939
Jimmy James, 13 September 1940
David Clayton-Thomas, 13 September 1941
Joe Butler, 16 September 1941
Mickey Hart, 11 September 1943
Maria Muldaur, 12 September 1943
Barry White, 12 September 1944
Peter Cetera, 13 September 1944
Joey Heatherton, 14 September 1944
Leo Kottke, 11 September 1945
Dennis Tufano, 11 September 1946
Dickie Peterson, 12 September 1946
Ron Blair, 16 September 1948
Ed King, 14 September 1949
Steve Gaines, 14 September 1949
Fred “Sonic” Smith, 14 September 1949
Paul Kossoff, 14 September 1950
David Bellamy, 16 September 1950
Gerry Beckley, 12 September 1952
Neil Peart, 12 September 1952
Tommy Shaw, 11 September 1953
Earl Klugh, 16 September 1953
Barry Cowsill, 14 September 1954
Harry Connick, Jr., 11 September 1967

Remembrances:

Maria Callas, 16 September 1977
Marc Bolan, 16 September 1977
Bill Evans, 15 September 1980
Walter “Furry” Lewis, 14 September 1981
Willie Bobo, 15 September 1983
Lorne Greene, 11 September 1987
Peter Tosh, 11 September 1987
Perez Prado, 14 September 1989
Rob Tyner, 17 September 1991
Jimmie Nabbie, 15 September 1992
James Epps, 11 September 2000
Stanley Turrentine, 12 September 2000
Johnny Cash, 12 September 2003
Michael Knust, 15 September 2003
Johnny Ramone, 15 September 2004
Josef Zawinul, 11 September 2007
Richard Wright, 15 September 2008
Mary Travers, 16 September 2009
King Coleman, 11 September 2010
Whitey Grant, 17 September 2010
Wade Mainer, 12 September 2011
Wilma Lee Cooper, 13 September 2011
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, 16 September 2011
William Schatzkamer, 12 September 2012
James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, 15 September 2012
Ray Dolby, 12 September 2013
Joan Regan, 12 September 2013
Peter Aston, 13 September 2013
Jackie Lomax, 15 September 2013
Mac Curtis, 16 September 2013
Jimmy Ponder, 16 September 2013
Larry Lake, 17 September 2013
Marvin Rainwater, 17 September 2013
Bob Crewe, 11 September 2014
John Gustafson, 12 September 2014
Joe Sample, 12 September 2014
Jackie Cain, 15 September 2014
Mary Speer, 16 September 2014
George Hamilton IV, 17 September 2014
Bryn Merrick, 12 September 2015
Gary Richrath, 13 September 2015
Martin Kearns, 14 September 2015
Peggy Jones, 16 September 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow horizons of his particular individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This Week In Music (4-10 September)

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

Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, 1964
Help! by The Beatles, 1965
Sunshine Superman by Donovan, 1966
Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, 1968
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
War by Edwin Starr, 1970
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul and Linda McCartney, 1971
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
Brother Louie by The Stories, 1973

Other notables this week:

How Do You Do It? by Gerry and The Pacemakers, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Land Of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
Reflections by The Supremes, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
Come Back When You Grow Up by Bobby Vee, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Baby I Love You by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
The House That Jack Built by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Get Together by The Youngbloods, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Smiling Faces Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Rock And Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter, peaked at Number 7 in 1972
Here I Am (Come And Take Me) by Al Green, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Notable albums debuting this week:

How Glad I Am by Nancy Wilson, released in 1964, peaked at Number 4
The Animals by The Animals, released in 1964, peaked at Number 7
Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, released in 1966, peaked at Number 7
Low Rawls Soulin’ by Lou Rawls, released in 1966, peaked at Number 7
Crown Of Creation by Jefferson Airplane, released in 1968, peaked at Number 6
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, released in 1968, peaked at Number 7
Easy Rider movie soundtrack, released in 1969, peaked at Number 6
Mad Dogs And Englishmen by Joe Cocker, released in 1970, peaked at Number 2
Stage Fright by The Band, released in 1970, peaked at Number 5
Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Rock Of Ages by The Band, released in 1972, peaked at Number 6
Back Stabbers by The O’Jays, released in 1972, peaked at Number 10
Los Cochinos by Cheech and Chong, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2
Under The Influence Of… by Love Unlimited, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3
3 + 3 by The Isley Brothers, released in 1973, peaked at Number 8

Birthdays:

Arthur Ferrante, 7 September 1921
Jimmy Reed, 6 September 1925
Ronnie Gilbert, 7 September 1926
Jake Carey, 9 September 1926
Earl Nelson, 8 September 1928
Sonny Rollins, 7 September 1930
Patsy Cline, 8 September 1932
Little Milton, 7 September 1934
Waldo De Los Rios, 7 September 1934
Ronnie Dove, 7 September 1935
Willie Woods, 5 September 1936
Buddy Holly, 7 September 1936
John Stewart, 5 September 1939
David Allan Coe, 5 September 1939
Latimore, 7 September 1939
Sonny Charles, 4 September 1940
Joe Negroni, 9 September 1940
Roy Ayers, 10 September 1940
Otis Redding, 9 September 1941
Merald “Bubba” Knight, 4 September 1942
Luther Rabb, 7 September 1942
Brian Cole, 8 September 1942
Inez Foxx, 9 September 1942
Danny Hutton, 10 September 1942
Roger Waters, 6 September 1943
Al Stewart, 5 September 1945
Kelly Groucutt, 8 September 1945
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, 8 September 1945
Cathy Jean, 8 September 1945
Dee Dee Sharp, 9 September 1945
Jose Feliciano, 10 September 1945
Freddie Mercury, 5 September 1946
Loudon Wainwright III, 5 September 1946
Dean Daughtry, 8 September 1946
Andrea Simpson, 9 September 1946
Bruce Palmer, 9 September 1946
Chip Davis, 5 September 1947
Buddy Miles, 5 September 1947
Sylvester, 6 September 1947
Benjamin Orr, 8 September 1947
Freddy Weller, 9 September 1947
Claydes Smith, 6 September 1948
Gloria Gaynor, 7 September 1949
Joe Perry, 10 September 1950
Morris Albert, 7 September 1951
Chrissie Hynde, 7 September 1951
Benmont Tench, 7 September 1953

Remembrances:

Joe Negroni, 5 September 1978
Keith Moon, 7 September 1978
Norrie Paramor, 9 September 1979
Walter Wanderley, 4 September 1986
Bob Sharples, 8 September 1987
Tom Fogerty, 6 September 1990
Dottie West, 4 September 1991
Carl Butler, 4 September 1992
Nicky Hopkins, 6 September 1994
Erma Franklin, 7 September 2002
Peter Tetteroo, 9 September 2002
Warren Zevon, 7 September 2003
Luciano Pavarotti, 6 September 2007
Hughie Thomasson, 9 September 2007
Hadley Caliman, 8 September 2010
Rich Cronin, 8 September 2010
Eddie Marshall, 7 September 2011
Graham Collier, 10 September 2011
Joe South, 5 September 2012
Dorothy McGuire, 7 September 2012
Rollin Sullivan, 7 September 2012
Steven Springer, 10 September 2012
Fred Katz, 7 September 2013
Forrest, 9 September 2013
Simone Battle, 5 September 2014
Gerald Wilson, 8 September 2014
Antonín Tucapský, 9 September 2014
Robert Young, 9 September 2014
Graham Brazier, 4 September 2015
Rico Rodriguez, 4 September 2015
Hal Willis, 4 September 2015
Dennis Greene, 5 September 2015
Jacques Israelievitch, 5 September 2015
Susan Allen, 7 September 2015
Guillermo Rubalcaba, 7 September 2015
Smokey Wilson, 8 September 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.”

— William Wallace

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This Week In Music (28 August – 3 September)

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

Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, 1964
I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher, 1965
Summer In The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful, 1966
Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, 1967
People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, 1968
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones, 1969
War by Edwin Starr, 1970
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? by The Bee Gees, 1971
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, 1972
Brother Louie by The Stories, 1973

Other notables this week:

C’mon And Swim by Bobby Freeman, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
California Girls by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
It’s The Same Old Song by The Four Tops, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Mel Carter, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Down In The Boondocks by Billy Joe Royal, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
Working In The Coal Mine by Lee Dorsey, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Blowin’ In The Wind by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Light My Fire by José Feliciano, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
You Keep Me Hangin’ On by Vanilla Fudge, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Put A Little Love In Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon, peaked at Number 4 in 1969
(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You? by Ronnie Dyson, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver with Fat City, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Signs by Five Man Electrical Band, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Liar by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Long Cool Woman by The Hollies, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
I’m Still In Love With You by Al Green, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
You Don’t Mess Around With Jim by Jim Croce, peaked at Number 8 in 1972

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

Help! by The Beatles, 1965
Revolver by The Beatles, 1966
Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and The Holding Company, 1968

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Byrds’ Greatest Hits by The Byrds, released in 1967, peaked at Number 6
The Partridge Family Sound Magazine by The Partridge Family, released in 1971, peaked at Number 9
Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts, released in 1972, peaked at Number 7
Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3
Deliver The Word by War, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6
American Graffiti movie soundtrack, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Charles Boyer, 28 August 1899
Ernie Fields, 28 August 1904
Tom Glazer, 2 September 1914
Dinah Washington, 29 August 1924
Billy Grammer, 28 August 1925
Hugo Montenegro, 2 September 1925
Johnny Mann, 30 August 1928
George Maharis, 1 September 1928
Horace Silver, 2 September 1928
Conway Twitty, 1 September 1933
Sam Gooden, 2 September 1934
Freddie King, 3 September 1934
John Phillips, 30 August 1935
Seiji Ozawa, 1 September 1935
Liam Clancy, 2 September 1935
Jimmy Clanton, 2 September 1938
Paul Winter, 31 August 1939
Walter Ward, 28 August 1940
Wilton Felder, 31 August 1940
Al Jardine, 3 September 1942
David Soul, 28 August 1943
Joe Simon, 2 September 1943
Archie Bell, 1 September 1944
Van Morrison, 31 August 1945
Itzhak Perlman, 31 August 1945
Bob Welch, 31 August 1945
Barry Gibb, 1 September 1946
Billy Preston, 2 September 1946
Marty Grebb, 2 September 1946
Danny Seraphine, 28 August 1948
Don Brewer, 3 September 1948
Wayne Osmond, 28 August 1951
Leroy Smith, 3 September 1952
Bruce Foxton, 1 September 1955
Gloria Estefan, 1 September 1957
Steve Porcaro, 2 September 1957
Michael Jackson, 29 August 1958
Shania Twain, 28 August 1965

Remembrances:

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, 3 September 1970
Jimmy Reed, 29 August 1976
Thomas “Papa Dee” Allen, 30 August 1988
Major Lance, 3 September 1994
Bruce Waibel, 2 September 2003
Barry Cowsill, 29 August 2005
Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, 29 August 2006
Jerry Reed, 1 September 2008
Mike Edwards, 3 September 2010
Noah Howard, 3 September 2010
George Green, 28 August 2011
David “Honeyboy” Edwards, 29 August 2011
Anne McKnight, 29 August 2012
Max Bygraves, 31 August 2012
Hal David, 1 September 2012
Mark Abrahamian, 2 September 2012
John C. Marshall, 2 September 2012
John “Juke” Logan, 30 August 2013
Joe Bethancourt, 28 August 2014
Pierre Brabant, 28 August 2014
Glenn Cornick, 28 August 2014
Victoria Mallory, 30 August 2014
Bobbie Clarke, 31 August 2014
Jimi Jamison, 31 August 2014
Joy Beverley, 31 August 2015
Boomer Castleman, 1 September 2015
Brianna Lea Pruett, 2 September 2015

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