Friday, October 24, 2014


  • Bill Wyman, bassist of the Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction") is 78
  • Santo Farina of Santo & Johnny ("Sleep Walk") is 77
  • The late J. P. Richardson (AKA the Big Bopper- "Chantilly Lace") is born in 1930
  • The late Brenda Payton of Brenda & the Tabulations ("Dry Your Eyes") is born, 1945
  • Shelley Fabares undergoes a liver transplant in 2000
  • PFC Elvis Presley is admitted to an Army hospital in Germany with tonsillitis, 1959
  • Paul Stanley of Kiss undergoes vocal cord surgery, 2011
  • Gene Simmons of Kiss is hospitalized after fainting from dehydration at Los Angeles International Airport, 2010
  • Barry Manilow's glasses are broken by the crowd as he rushes to his limo after a concert in Chicago, 1975
  • Tina Turner formally relinquishes her U.S. citzenship after being granted the same by Switzerland, 2013
  • John Fogerty's ex-record label sues him for self-plagiarism, claiming his solo song "The Old Man Down The Road" is too similar to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Run Through The Jungle" (he eventually wins), 1988
  • Guinness names Paul McCartney the best-selling composer and artist in music history, 1979
  • Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1996
  • James Taylor sings the national anthem before game two of the World Series in Boston's Fenway Park (Boston loses the game but wins the series), 2013
  • Filming begins on "The Buddy Holly Story" movie, 1977
  • The "TAMI (TeenAge Music International) Show" is filmed at the Santa Monica, California Civic Auditorium with Jan & Dean, the Rolling Stones, Lesley Gore, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and many others, 1964
  • The movie version of "The Wiz" (with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson) debuts in New York, 1978
  • The David Essex movie, "Stardust" premieres in London, 1974
  • The film, "Rock 'n' Roll Revue" (with the Clovers, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and others) opens, 1955
  • Steve Wonder's "A Place In The Sun" is released, 1966
  • Neil Sedaka records "Calendar Girl", 1960
  • James Brown records a live album at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1962