Thursday, February 11, 2016


  • The late Gene Vincent ("Be-Bop-A-Lula") is born in 1935
  • Sergio Mendes ("The Look Of Love") is 81
  • The late Bobby "Boris" Pickett ("Monster Mash") is born in 1940
  • Leon Haywood ("I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You") is 74
  • The late songwriter Gerry Goffin (wrote tunes like "Up On The Roof" with partner and then-wife Carole King) is born in 1936
  • Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes ("Be My Baby") is discovered dead in her Englewood, New Jersey apartment, 2009
  • Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London, 1965
  • Diana Ross is granted a divorce from her Norwegian businessman husband of 14 years, 2000
  • Chris Squire of Yes undergoes leg surgery, forcing the group to cancel the remaining dates on their tour, 2009
  • David Cassidy files for bankruptcy protection in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2015
  • Barbra Streisand is named MusiCares Person of the Year by the charitable arm of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences- the Grammy organization, 2011
  • Diana Ross, Glen Campbell and the Allman Brothers all receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards, 2012
  • A gunman at an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles shoots three people before being fatally shot himself by police, 2000
  • The Beatles hold their first American concert, at the Coliseum in Washington, DC, 1964
  • Joan Baez, Booker T. & the MGs, the Grateful Dead and the Doors are all given Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards, 2007
  • The TV movie "Elvis" (with Kurt Russell in the title role) airs on ABC, 1979
  • The Beatles record "Twist And Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There" (as well as most of the songs on their first British album, "Please Please Me"), 1963
  • Cher records "Bang Bang", 1966