Tuesday, October 21, 2014


  • Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy") is 74
  • Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You") is also 74
  • Kathy Young ("A Thousand Stars") is 69
  • Elvin Bishop ("Fooled Around And Fell In Love") is 72
  • Steve Cropper of Booker T. & the MGs ("Green Onions") is 73
  • Bill Black ("White Silver Sands" and Elvis Presley's bassist) dies of a brain tumor in 1965
  • Neil Diamond announces he's divorcing his wife of 24 years, 1994
  • Daughter Jade is born to Mick and Bianca Jagger, 1971
  • Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company becomes a naturalized Canadian citizen, 2011
  • Alice Cooper's publisher sues Kiss, claiming their song "Dreamin'" sounds too much like his "Eighteen", 1998
  • Elvis Presley climbs twelve stories up a Memphis hotel's fire escape to party with Freddy Cannon, Fabian and others performing there, 1960
  • Producers John Madara and David White (gave us "At The Hop", "1-2-3", "The Fly" and many other hits), are awarded a plaque on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, 2013
  • "Carl Perkins And Friends" (George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and others) record the TV special of that name in London for the 30th anniversary of "Blue Suede Shoes" (it airs on U.K. television and on Cinemax cable in the U.S.), 1985
  • Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains The Same" movie debuts in New York, 1976
  • Buddy Holly's last studio recording session (held in New York City) includes "True Love Ways", "Raining In My Heart" and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", 1958