Quote Of The Week

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

— Rene Descartes

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This Week In Music (30 October – 5 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 30 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
96 Tears by ? and The Mysterians, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and The Pips, 1973

Other notables this week:

Little Honda by The Hondells, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
A Lover’s Concerto by The Toys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Keep On Dancing by The Gentrys, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Dandy by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Hooray For Hazel by Tommy Roe, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
If I Were A Carpenter by Bobby Darin, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Soul Man by Sam and Dave, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
It Must Be Him by Vikki Carr, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Expressway To Your Heart by The Soul Survivors, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Your Precious Love by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Midnight Confessions by The Grass Roots, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Elenore by The Turtles, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Baby It’s You by Smith, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Fire And Rain by James Taylor, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
It’s Only Make Believe by Glen Campbell, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Freddie’s Dead (Theme From “Superfly”) by Curtis Mayfield, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Garden Party by Rick Nelson and The Stone Canyon Band, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues by Danny O’Keefe, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Paper Roses by Marie Osmond, peaked at Number 5 in 1973

Notable albums debuting this week:

Fiddler On The Roof by Original Casts, released in 1964, peaked at Number 7
Strange Days by The Doors, released in 1967, peaked at Number 3
The Partridge Family Album by The Partridge Family, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Rhymes And Reasons by Carole King, released in 1972, peaked at Number 2
Caravanserai by Santana, released in 1972, peaked at Number 8
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Neil Diamond, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Roy Rogers, 5 November 1911
Lou Donaldson, 1 November 1926
Anita Kerr, 31 October 1927
Ike Turner, 5 November 1931
Tommy Makem, 4 November 1932
Ray Smith, 30 October 1934
Bill Anderson, 1 November 1937
Tom Paxton, 31 October 1937
Jay Black, 2 November 1938
Grace Slick, 30 October 1939
Eddie Holland, 30 October 1939
John Guerin, 31 October 1939
SSgt Barry Sadler, 1 November 1940
Delbert McClinton, 4 November 1940
Art Garfunkel, 5 November 1941
Kinky Friedman, 1 November 1944
Keith Emerson, 2 November 1944
Lawrence Brown, 5 November 1944
J. D. Souther, 2 November 1945
Russ Ballard, 31 October 1945
Rick Grech, 1 November 1946
Loleatta Holloway, 5 November 1946
Bill Quateman, 4 November 1947
Peter “Herman” Noone, 5 November 1947
Timothy B. Schmit, 30 October 1947
Lulu, 3 November 1948
Frankie Miller, 2 November 1949
Jimmie Spheeris, 5 November 1949
Bob Siebenberg, 31 October 1949
Dan Peek, 1 November 1950
Moon Martin, 31 October 1950
Maxine Nightingale, 2 November 1952
Jeff Lorber, 4 November 1952
Andy Partridge, 1 November 1953
James Honeyman-Scott, 4 November 1956
Lyle Lovett, 1 November 1957
Larry Mullen, Jr., 31 October 1961

Remembrances:

Johnny Horton, 5 November 1960
Malcolm Hale, 30 October 1968
Gary McFarland, 3 November 1971
Guy Lombardo, 5 November 1977
Bobby Nunn, 5 November 1986
Vladimir Horowitz, 5 November 1989
SSgt Barry Sadler, 5 November 1989
Fred “Sonic” Smith, 4 November 1994
Eddie Harris, 5 November 1996
Steve Allen, 30 October 2000
Billy Mitchell, 5 November 2002
Billy Guy, 5 November 2002
Bobby Hatfield, 5 November 2003
Terry Knight, 1 November 2004
Joe Bushkin, 3 November 2004
Skitch Henderson, 1 November 2005
Link Wray, 5 November 2005
Paul Mauriat, 3 November 2006
Dan Billings, 2 November 2007
Joe VerScharen, 3 November 2007
Dick Burns, 5 November 2007
Robert Goulet, 30 October 2007
Yma Sumac, 1 November 2008
Jerry Bock, 3 November 2010
Jim Clench, 3 November 2010
James Freud, 4 November 2010
Michelle Nicastro, 4 November 2010
Randy Miller, 5 November 2010
Shirley Verrett, 5 November 2010
Howard Van Hyning, 30 October 2010
Liz Anderson, 31 October 2011
Mitch Lucker, 1 November 2012
Ted Curson, 4 November 2012
Bernard Bierman, 5 November 2012
Elliott Carter, 5 November 2012
Austin John Marshall, 3 November 2013
Bernard Roberts, 3 November 2013
Pete Haycock, 30 October 2013
Frank Wess, 30 October 2013
Bobby Parker, 31 October 2013
Ian Fraser, 31 October 2014
Michael H. Shamberg, 1 November 2014
Wayne Static, 1 November 2014
Acker Bilk, 2 November 2014
Michael Coleman, 2 November 2014
Chris White, 2 November 2014
Klaus Kreuzeder, 3 November 2014
Manitas de Plata, 5 November 2014
John McCollum, 30 October 2015
Tommy Overstreet, 2 November 2015
David Stock, 2 November 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

— Nelson Mandela

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This Week In Music (23-29 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 23 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
Angie by The Rolling Stones, 1973

Other notables this week:

Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted by Jimmy Ruffin, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Green Apples by O.C. Smith, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Over You by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Tracy by The Cuff Links, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
I’m Gonna Make You Mine by Lou Christie, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Lola by The Kinks, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Burning Love by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 2 in 1972

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

Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin, 1970

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Farewell, Angelina by Joan Baez, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
Harmony by Three Dog Night, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Imagination by Gladys Knight and The Pips, released in 1973, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Sonny Terry, 24 October 1911
Mahalia Jackson, 26 October 1911
Dick Kesner, 26 October 1912
Neal Hefti, 29 October 1922
Cleo Laine, 28 October 1927
Mitchell Torok, 28 October 1929
Big Bopper, 24 October 1930
Gil Trythall, 28 October 1930
Gary McFarland, 23 October 1933
Floyd Cramer, 27 October 1933
Bill Wyman, 24 October 1936
Charlie Daniels, 28 October 1936
Santo Farina, 24 October 1937
Graham Bond, 28 October 1937
Sonny Osborne, 29 October 1937
Yvonne Staples, 23 October 1938
Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, 29 October 1939
Ellie Greenwich, 23 October 1940
Eddie Henderson, 26 October 1940
Helen Reddy, 25 October 1941
Lee Greenwood, 27 October 1942
Bettye Swann, 24 October 1944
Jon Anderson, 25 October 1944
The Moog Machine, 26 October 1944
Denny Laine, 29 October 1944
Brenda Payton, 24 October 1945
Melba Moore, 29 October 1945
Jerry Edmonton, 24 October 1946
Keith Hopwood, 26 October 1946
Peter Green, 29 October 1946
Glenn Tipton, 25 October 1947
Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, 24 October 1949
William “Bootsy” Collins, 26 October 1951
Ken “K.K.” Downing, 27 October 1951
Desmond Child, 28 October 1953
Dwight Yoakam, 23 October 1956
“Weird Al” Yankovic, 23 October 1959

Remembrances:

Al Jolson, 23 October 1950
Joe Henderson, 25 October 1964
Baby Huey, 28 October 1970
Duane Allman, 29 October 1971
Leonard Lee, 23 October 1976
Virgil Fox, 25 October 1980
Wells Kelly, 29 October 1984
Willis Jackson, 25 October 1987
Woody Herman, 29 October 1987
Roger Miller, 25 October 1992
Howie Blauvelt, 25 October 1993
Wilbert Harrison, 26 October 1994
Al Fiore, 25 October 1996
Hoyt Axton, 26 October 1999
Kim Gardner, 24 October 2001
Richard Harris, 25 October 2002
Jim Roberts, 29 October 2002
Lester Lanin, 27 October 2004
Mike Arnone, 27 October 2005
Porter Wagoner, 28 October 2007
Merl Saunders, 24 October 2008
Tom Winslow, 23 October 2010
Linda Hargrove, 24 October 2010
Richard T. Gill, 25 October 2010
Gregory Isaacs, 25 October 2010
James Phelps, 26 October 2010
Billy Ruane, 26 October 2010
Walter Payton, 28 October 2010
John Sekula, 28 October 2010
Beryl Davis, 28 October 2011
Walter Norris, 29 October 2011
Michael Marra, 23 October 2012
Bill Dees, 24 October 2012
Natina Reed, 26 October 2012
Terry Callier, 27 October 2012
Gypie Mayo, 23 October 2013
Lawrence Leighton Smith, 25 October 2013
Al Johnson, 26 October 2013
Lou Reed, 27 October 2013
Layne Redmond, 28 October 2013
Jeanne Black, 23 October 2014
Alvin Stardust, 23 October 2014
Vic Ash, 24 October 2014
Marcia Strassman, 24 October 2014
Jack Bruce, 25 October 2014
Chris Nance, 27 October 2014
David Trendell, 28 October 2014
Leon Bibb, 23 October 2015
Bill Keith, 23 October 2015
Nat Peck, 24 October 2015
Marlo Henderson, 25 October 2015
Lee Shaw, 25 October 2015
David Rodriguez, 25 October 2015
Herbie Goins, 27 October 2015
Diane Charlemagne, 28 October 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life — facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential.”

–John Amatt

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This Week In Music (16-22 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 16 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Ben by Michael Jackson, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

Dancing In The Street by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
We’ll Sing In The Sunshine by Gale Garnett, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy (shown as by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde), peaked at Number 7 in 1964
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Treat Her Right by Roy Head, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Just A Little Bit Better by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Do You Believe In Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
C.C. Rider by The Animals, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
How Can I Be Sure by The Young Rascals, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
That’s The Way Love Is by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Green-eyed Lady by Sugarloaf, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
All Right Now by Free, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Superstar by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Yo-Yo by The Osmonds, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
If You Really Love Me by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Popcorn by Hot Butter, peaked at Number 9 in 1972

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

Going Places by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, 1965
Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix, 1968
Abbey Road by The Beatles, 1969
Santana III by Santana, 1971
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My World by Eddy Arnold, released in 1965, peaked at Number 7
Golden Greats by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, released in 1966, peaked at Number 10
The Band by The Band, released in 1969, peaked at Number 9
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! by The Rolling Stones, released in 1970, peaked at Number 6
I’m Still In Love With You by Al Green, released in 1972, peaked at Number 4
The Joker by The Steve Miller Band, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Bert Kaempfert, 16 October 1923
Dory Previn, 22 October 1925
Chuck Berry, 18 October 1926
The Singing Nun, 17 October 1933
Dave Guard, 19 October 1934
Bill Chase, 20 October 1934
Eddie Harris, 20 October 1934
Derek Bell, 21 October 1935
Jerry Jaye, 19 October 1937
Wanda Jackson, 20 October 1937
Nico, 16 October 1938
Manfred Mann, 21 October 1940
Earl Thomas Conley, 17 October 1941
Jim Seals, 17 October 1941
Steve Cropper, 21 October 1941
Gary Puckett, 17 October 1942
Elvin Bishop, 21 October 1942
Annette Funicello, 22 October 1942
Bobby Fuller, 22 October 1942
C. Fred Turner, 16 October 1943
Russ Giguere, 18 October 1943
George McCrae, 19 October 1944
Jeannie C. Riley, 19 October 1945
Ric Lee, 20 October 1945
Kathy Young, 21 October 1945
Eddie Brigati, 22 October 1945
Leslie West, 22 October 1945
Mike Hossack, 17 October 1946
Tommy Hoover, 18 October 1946
Lee Loughnane, 21 October 1946
Bob Weir, 16 October 1947
Laura Nyro, 18 October 1947
Robertino, 22 October 1947
Patrick Simmons, 19 October 1948
Tom Petty, 20 October 1950
Brent Mydland, 21 October 1952
Greg Hawkes, 22 October 1952
Eric Faulkner, 21 October 1953
Carolyne Mas, 20 October 1955
Steve Lukather, 21 October 1957
Alan Jackson, 17 October 1958
Wynton Marsalis, 18 October 1961

Remembrances:

Bill Black, 21 October 1965
Billy Williams, 17 October 1972
Ronnie Van Zant, 20 October 1977
Steve Gaines, 20 October 1977
Cassie Gaines, 20 October 1977
Virgil “Doyle” Wilburn, 16 October 1982
Art Blakey, 16 October 1990
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 17 October 1991
Henry Vestine, 20 October 1997
Julie London, 18 October 2000
Etta Jones, 16 October 2001
Derek Bell, 17 October 2002
Ron Koss, 16 October 2004
C.P. Spencer, 20 October 2004
Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 21 October 2004
Bill Reed, 22 October 2004
Sandy West, 21 October 2006
Teresa Brewer, 17 October 2007
Levi Stubbs, 17 October 2008
Eyedea, 16 October 2010
Dennis Taylor, 17 October 2010
Marion Brown, 18 October 2010
Harvey Phillips, 20 October 2010
Ari Up, 20 October 2010
Natasha Spender, 21 October 2010
Bob Brunning, 18 October 2011
James Yannatos, 19 October 2011
Borah Bergman, 18 October 2012
David S. Ware, 18 October 2012
Tim Johnson, 21 October 2012
Gabrielle Roth, 22 October 2012
Roland Janes, 18 October 2013
John Bergamo, 19 October 2013
Noel Harrison, 19 October 2013
Ronald Shannon Jackson, 19 October 2013
Leon Ashley, 20 October 2013
Bobby Thomas, 20 October 2013
Colonel Robert Morris, 21 October 2013
Marylou Dawes, 22 October 2013
Allen Forte, 16 October 2014
Tim Hauser, 16 October 2014
Joanne Borgella, 18 October 2014
Paul Craft, 18 October 2014
John Holt, 19 October 2014
James Levesque, 19 October 2014
Stephen Paulus, 19 October 2014
Raphael Ravenscroft, 19 October 2014
Paul Nabor, 22 October 2014
John Jennings, 16 October 2015
Frank Watkins, 18 October 2015
Patricia Kern, 19 October 2015
Don Rendell, 20 October 2015
Cory Wells, 20 October 2015
Mark Murphy, 22 October 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

— Mark Caine

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This Week In Music (9-15 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 9 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

The ‘In’ Crowd by The Ramsey Lewis Trio, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
You’ve Got Your Troubles by The Fortunes, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Baby Don’t Go by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Cherry, Cherry by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) by Bill Cosby, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Gimme Little Sign by Brenton Wood, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
My Special Angel by The Vogues, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Everybody’s Talkin’ by Nilsson, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
This Girl Is A Woman Now by Gary Puckett, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Use Me by Bill Withers, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Everybody Plays The Fool by The Main Ingredient, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 4 in 1973

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

Abraxas by Santana, 1970
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My Fair Lady movie soundtrack, released in 1964, peaked at Number 4
I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! by Janis Joplin, released in 1969, peaked at Number 5
Puzzle People by The Temptations, released in 1969, peaked at Number 5
Teaser And The Firecat by Cat Stevens, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Phoenix by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1972, peaked at Number 7

Birthdays:

David Carroll, 15 October 1913
Ivory Joe Hunter, 10 October 1914
Thelonious Monk, 10 October 1917
Ray Martin, 11 October 1918
Art Blakey, 11 October 1919
Yusef Lateef, 9 October 1920
MacHouston “Mickey” Baker, 15 October 1925
Bill Justis, 14 October 1926
Robert Parker, 14 October 1930
Dottie West, 11 October 1932
Johnny Lytle, 13 October 1932
Nana Mouskouri, 13 October 1934
Luciano Pavarotti, 12 October 1935
Paul Humphrey, 12 October 1935
Sam Moore, 12 October 1935
Barry McGuire, 15 October 1935
Fela Ransome-Kuti, 15 October 1938
John Lennon, 9 October 1940
Pharoah Sanders, 13 October 1940
Cliff Richard, 14 October 1940
Paul Simon, 13 October 1941
Melvin Franklin, 12 October 1942
John Entwistle, 9 October 1944
Robert Lamm, 13 October 1944
John Prine, 10 October 1946
Daryl Hall, 11 October 1946
Dorothy Moore, 13 October 1946
Justin Hayward, 14 October 1946
Richard Carpenter, 15 October 1946
George McCorkle, 11 October 1947
Sammy Hagar, 13 October 1947
Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948
John Ford Coley, 13 October 1948
Lance Dickerson, 15 October 1948
Joe Jaramillo, 15 October 1948
David Lee Roth, 10 October 1954
Tanya Tucker, 10 October 1958
Marie Osmond, 13 October 1959
Martha “Martie” Erwin, 12 October 1969
Natalie Maines, 14 October 1974

Remembrances:

Gene Vincent, 12 October 1971
Shirley Brickley, 13 October 1977
Bing Crosby, 14 October 1977
Bobby Lester, 15 October 1980
Leonard Bernstein, 14 October 1990
John Denver, 12 October 1997
Craig Atkinson, 13 October 1998
Peter Doyle, 13 October 2001
Ray Conniff, 12 October 2002
Pat Best, 14 October 2004
Freddy Fender, 14 October 2006
Tom Dawes, 13 October 2007
Russ Hamilton, 11 October 2008
Neal Hefti, 11 October 2008
Cliff Nobles, 12 October 2008
Rusty Weir, 9 October 2009
Dickie Peterson, 12 October 2009
Al Martino, 13 October 2009
Solomon Burke, 10 October 2010
General Johnson, 13 October 2010
George “Mojo” Buford, 11 October 2011
Freddie Gruber, 11 October 2011
Joel DiGregorio, 12 October 2011
Paul Leka, 12 October 2011
Chuck Ruff, 14 October 2011
Betty Driver, 15 October 2011
Paddy Roy Bates, 9 October 2012
Eddie Harvey, 9 October 2012
Jan Kuehnemund, 10 October 2013
Jim Shumate, 10 October 2013
Cal Smith, 10 October 2013
Noa Bursie, 11 October 2013
Tommy Whittle, 13 October 2013
Donald Bailey, 15 October 2013
Gloria Lynne, 15 October 2013
Style Scott, 9 October 2014
Rita Shane, 9 October 2014
Olav Dale, 10 October 2014
Richard Kanter, 10 October 2014
Brian Lemon, 11 October 2014
Mats Rondin, 11 October 2014
Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, 14 October 2014
Koopsta Knicca, 9 October 2015
Bruce Nazarian, 9 October 2015
Larry Rosen, 9 October 2015
Steve Mackay, 10 October 2015
Robbin Thompson, 10 October 2015
Smokin’ Joe Kubek, 11 October 2015
John Murphy, 11 October 2015
Colleen Farrington, 12 October 2015
Hal Hackady, 12 October 2015
Duncan Druce, 13 October 2015
Skatemaster Tate, 13 October 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.”

— Paul Cezanne

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This Week In Music (2-8 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 2 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
We’re An American Band by Grand Funk, 1973

Other notables this week:

It Hurts To Be In Love by Gene Pitney, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
Never My Love by The Association, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Girl Watcher by The O’Kaysions, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Slip Away by Clarence Carter, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Jean by Oliver, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Little Woman by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Lookin’ Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Candida by Dawn, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
(I Know) I’m Losing You by Rare Earth, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Back Stabbers by The O’Jays, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Go All The Way by The Raspberries, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Loves Me Like A Rock by Paul Simon, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
That Lady by The Isley Brothers, peaked at Number 6 in 1973

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

Mary Poppins movie soundtrack, 1964
People by Barbra Streisand, 1964
The Monkees by The Monkees, 1966

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan, released in 1965, peaked at Number 3
The Second by Steppenwolf, released in 1968, peaked at Number 3
Elton John by Elton John, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Close To The Edge by Yes, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3

Birthdays:

Mrs. Miller, 5 October 1907
Hal Kratzsch, 6 October 1925
Al Martino, 7 October 1927
Leroy Van Dyke, 4 October 1929
Pete Drake, 8 October 1932
Rene Herrera, 2 October 1935
Pirkle Lee Moses, 4 October 1937
Dino Valenti, 7 October 1937
Eddie Cochran, 3 October 1938
Alan O’Day, 3 October 1940
Chubby Checker, 3 October 1941
Tony Sylvester, 7 October 1941
Buzz Clifford, 8 October 1941
Steve Miller, 5 October 1943
Marlena Davis, 4 October 1944
Mylon LeFevre, 6 October 1944
Susan Raye, 8 October 1944
Don McLean, 2 October 1945
Brian Connolly, 5 October 1945
Kevin Godley, 7 October 1945
Millie Small, 6 October 1946
Chris LeDoux, 2 October 1948
Russell Mael, 5 October 1948
Carter Cornelius, 5 October 1948
Johnny Ramone, 8 October 1948
Richard Hell, 2 October 1949
Lindsey Buckingham, 3 October 1949
B. W. Stevenson, 5 October 1949
Thomas McClary, 6 October 1949
James Hopkins-Harrison, 6 October 1949
Hamish Stuart, 8 October 1949
Mike Rutherford, 2 October 1950
Ronnie Laws, 3 October 1950
John “J.C.” Curulewski, 3 October 1950
Sting, 2 October 1951
Keb’ Mo’, 3 October 1951
Bob Geldof, 5 October 1951
John Cougar Mellencamp, 7 October 1951
Tata Vega, 7 October 1951
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 3 October 1954
Allen Woody, 3 October 1955
Yo-Yo Ma, 7 October 1955
C. J. Ramone, 8 October 1965

Remembrances:

Mario Lanza, 7 October 1959
Don Barbour, 5 October 1961
Dave Lambert, 3 October 1966
Janis Joplin, 4 October 1970
Jud Strunk, 5 October 1981
Brian Keenan, 5 October 1985
Nelson Riddle, 6 October 1985
J. Frank Wilson, 4 October 1991
Eddie Kendricks, 5 October 1992
Marcel King, 5 October 1995
Johnny Darrell, 7 October 1997
Benjamin Orr, 3 October 2000
Mike Gibbins, 4 October 2005
Freddy Robinson, 8 October 2009
David M. Bailey, 2 October 2010
Art Jarvinen, 2 October 2010
Eddie Platt, 3 October 2010
T Lavitz, 7 October 2010
Reg King, 8 October 2010
Neil Richardson, 8 October 2010
Albertina Walker, 8 October 2010
Bert Jansch, 5 October 2011
David Hess, 8 October 2011
Mikey Welsh, 8 October 2011
Roger Williams, 8 October 2011
Marjorie Lane, 2 October 2012
Big Jim Sullivan, 2 October 2012
Kathi McDonald, 3 October 2012
David Atkinson, 4 October 2012
Nick Curran, 6 October 2012
Wiley Reed, 7 October 2012
Frank D’Rone, 3 October 2013
Butch Warren, 5 October 2013
Will Ogdon, 6 October 2013
Larry Verne, 8 October 2013
Michael Goldberg, 2 October 2014
The Spaceape, 2 October 2014
Nati Cano, 3 October 2014
Konrad Boehmer, 4 October 2014
Paul Revere, 4 October 2014
Iva Withers, 7 October 2014
Mark Bell, 8 October 2014
Willie Akins, 2 October 2015
Coleridge Goode, 2 October 2015
Dave Pike, 3 October 2015
Christopher Tambling, 3 October 2015
Smokey Johnson, 6 October 2015
Billy Joe Royal, 6 October 2015
Ray Appleton, 7 October 2015
Jim Diamond, 8 October 2015

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