Saturday, May 23, 2015


  • The late "General" Norman Johnson, lead singer of the Chairmen of the Board ("Give Me Just A Little More Time") is born in 1943
  • The late Rosemary Clooney ("This Ole House") is born in 1928
  • Misty Morgan ("Tennessee Bird Walk" with husband Jack Blanchard) is 70
  • Bobby Womack undergoes surgery in Hoston for removal of what proves to be a benign tumor from his colon, 2012
  • Elton John is hospitalized in Los Angeles with pneumonia, 2012
  • Shirley Bassey is rushed to the hospital for emergency stomach surgery in Monaco, 2008
  • Paul Simon is awarded an honorary doctorate from Brandeis University in Boston, 2010
  • "Aretha Franklin Appreciation Day" is held in the state of Michigan, 1985
  • Paul Revere & the Raiders sign with Columbia Records, 1963
  • Curtis Mayfield is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk, 2008
  • Paul Simon is given the first Gershwin Award by the U.S. Library of Congress honoring his contributions to popular song as an art form, 2007
  • "The Third Barry Manilow Special" airs on ABC-TV, 1979
  • The Who film "The Kids Are Alright" premieres in New York City, 1979
  • Elvis Presley's "Follow That Dream" movie opens nationally, 1962