Thursday, April 24, 2014


  • Barbra Streisand ("The Way We Were") is 72
  • Robert Knight ("Everlasting Love") is 69
  • The late Freddie Scott ("Hey Girl") is born in 1933
  • Al Hibbler ("Unchained Melody") dies, 2001
  • 18 year-old Brenda Lee marries her husband, Ronnie (and the couple is still together), 1963
  • Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane is inadvertently invited to Tricia Nixon's White House party. Guards stop her escort, activist Abby Hoffman, from entering and both leave, 1970
  • Apple Records rejects David Bowie, 1968
  • NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" offers the Beatles a whopping $3,000 to reunite on their show (John and Paul are watching in New York and almost decide to drop by), 1976
  • Bob Dylan makes his recording debut as the harmonica player for a Harry Belafonte album, 1961
  • "The Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Special" airs on CBS-TV, 1967
  • The musical, "Good Vibrations" (written around the Beach Boys' music) closes on Broadway after 94 performances, 2005
  • "Elvis- The Great Performances" airs on CBS-TV, 1992
  • Gladys Knight is voted off of ABC-TV's "Dancing With The Stars" (the day after "Motown Night" on the show), 2012
  • Michael Jackson's home movies air on Fox-TV, 2003
  • Bobby Darin records "Early In The Morning", which Brunswick Records releases as by the "Ding Dongs" (Atco Records, which has the rights to Bobby, claims the master and re-releases it as by the "Rinky Dinks"), 1958