Wednesday, April 23, 2014


  • The late Roy Orbison ("Oh, Pretty Woman") is born in 1936
  • The late Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her") is born in 1935
  • The late Dale Houston of Dale & Grace ("I'm Leaving It Up To You") is born in 1940
  • Peter Ham of Badfinger ("Day After Day") hangs himself in the garage of his Surrey, England home, 1975
  • Producer Huey P. Meaux (gave us recordings by B.J. Thomas, the Sir Douglas Quintet and Dale & Grace) dies, 2011
  • Dale Ward suffers a massive stroke, 2008
  • José Feliciano is among the inaugural class of inductees into the Latino Songwriting Hall of Fame in Miami Beach, 2013
  • Cass Elliot collapses before a scheduled performance on NBC-TV's "Tonight Show", 1974
  • Carole King sues her record label for $400,000 in unpaid royalties and the rights to her old recordings, 1987
  • Carlos Santana receives a lifetime achievement honor at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, 2009
  • Elvis Presley's Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel lasts only one of the two scheduled weeks, 1956
  • Bobby Rydell appears as himself on an episode of NBC-TV's "My Two Dads", 1990
  • Jan & Dean record "Surf City", 1963