Tuesday, September 23, 2014


  • The late Ray Charles ("I Can't Stop Loving You") is born in 1930
  • Bruce Springsteen ("Born To Run") is 65
  • Paul Petersen ("My Dad") is 69
  • Jerry Corbetta of Sugarloaf ("Green-Eyed Lady") is 67
  • Robbie McIntosh of the Average White Band dies of a drug overdose after a Los Angeles party (Cher saves the life of fellow band member Alan Gorrie, who also overdoses), 1974
  • Sonny & Cher's child, Chaz (nee Chastity) undergoes irreversible surgery to change gender from female to male, 2009
  • Actress Darryl Hannah breaks up with Jackson Browne, 1992
  • Elvis Presley is posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1998
  • Brenda Lee is inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame, 1982
  • The Ray Charles Memorial Library opens in Los Angeles, 2010
  • The U.S. Postal Service issues a commemorative stamp honoring Ray Charles, 2013
  • Appearing on Oprah Winfrey's syndicated TV show, actress Mackenzie Phillips accuses her late father, John (Mamas & the Papas) Phillips of having carried on an incestuous relationship with her, 2009
  • Stevie Wonder auditions for Motown Records, 1961
  • Lionel Richie guests on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons", 2007
  • Sonny Bono makes the first of four appearances on ABC-TV's "Fantasy Island", 1978
  • Bobby Darin guests on the premiere episode of NBC-TV's drama "Dan Raven", 1960
  • Helen Reddy is a guest voice on Fox-TV's "Family Guy", 2007
  • Nelson (Rick Nelson's twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew) top Billboard magazine's Hot 100, becoming the third generation of Nelsons to top the charts (yes, Grandpa Ozzie Nelson did it, as well), 1990
  • The Spaniels record "Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite" in 1953
  • Fats Domino records "Whole Lotta Loving", 1958