Saturday, December 20, 2014


  • Anita Ward ("Ring My Bell") is 68
  • Bobby Darin ("Mack The Knife") dies after heart surgery in 1973
  • Jimmy McCracklin ("The Walk") dies, 2012
  • René Herrera of René & René ("Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero") dies of cancer in 2005
  • Charles Randolph Grean ("Quentin's Theme") dies in 2003
  • Jethro Tull is formed, 1967
  • Elvis Presley receives his draft notice (but applies for and gets a 60-day deferment to fulfill his commitment to the movie, "King Creole"), 1957
  • Joe Walsh joins the Eagles, 1975
  • Nearly forty years after it was recorded, Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher is awarded part of the songwriting credit for "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by a London court (the award is overturned, then reinstated during appeals), 2006
  • The Hollywood Women's Press Club gives its Sour Apple Award for Least-Cooperative Actor to Elvis Presley (Debbie Reynolds wins on the actress side), 1960
  • The Osmond Brothers (minus Donny, who was only five years old) make their first appearance on the "Andy Williams Show" on NBC-TV, 1962
  • Wilson Pickett records "634-5789" with Booker T.'s MGs (and Isaac Hayes filling in for Booker on piano), 1965
  • The Main Ingredient record "Everybody Plays The Fool", 1971