Monday, September 1, 2014


  • Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees ("Stayin' Alive") is 67
  • Archie Bell ("Tighten Up") is 70
  • The late Conway Twitty ("It's Only Make Believe") is born in 1935
  • Roy Head ("Treat Her Right") is 73
  • Diane Ray ("Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard") is also 73
  • Jerry Reed ("Amos Moses") dies from complications of emphysema, 2008
  • Sil Austin ("Slow Walk") dies of prostate cancer, 2001
  • Lyricist Hal David (wrote most of Dionne Warwick's hits with partner Burt Bacharach) dies of complications from a stroke, 2012
  • Phil Spector marries his fourth wife, Rachelle, while out on bond in his murder trial, 2006
  • Ode Records President Lou Adler is kidnapped in Malibu, California and released only after a $25,000 ransom is paid, 1976
  • Boz Scaggs joins the Steve Miller band (he stays with the group for two years), 1967
  • The Marcels record "Heartaches", 1961