Sunday, May 20, 2018


  • Cher ("Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves") is 72
  • The late Joe Cocker ("You Are So Beautiful") is born in 1944
  • Jill Jackson (Paula of Paul & Paula- "Hey Paula") is 76
  • Susan Cowsill of the Cowsills ("Hair") is 59
  • The late Teddy Randazzo ("The Way Of A Clown" and writer of seven of Little Anthony's hits) is born in 1930
  • Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees ("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") dies of kidney failure while fighting colon and liver cancer, 2012
  • Ray Manzarek, keyboardist with the Doors ("Light My Fire"), dies of bile duct cancer, 2013
  • Rudy Lewis of the Drifters ("Some Kind Of Wonderful") dies of a drug-related brain seizure, 1964
  • Paul McCartney is hospitalized for nearly a week in Tokyo with a "serious viral infection," forcing postponement of the Asian leg of his world tour, 2014
  • George Harrison visits the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time, 1967
  • Peter Cetera of Chicago is beaten at a baseball game in Los Angeles, 1969
  • Jimmy Dean donates $1 million to Wayland Baptist University, west of Dallas, 2008
  • Anne Murray receive an honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2016
  • The city of Hawthorn, California dedicates a monument to Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, who grew up there, 2006
  • The U.S. House of Representatives votes May 13, 2008 as "Frank Sinatra Day" (seven days too late), 2008
  • Billboard Magazine bestows its Icon Award on Stevie Wonder at its annual ceremonies in Los Angeles, 2012
  • Disk jockey Alan Freed is indicted for income tax evasion, stemming from the government's payola investigation, 1960
  • The state of South Carolina pardons James Brown for all past crimes committed in the state, 2003
  • Priscilla Presley holds a press conference to deny that Elvis is still alive, 1988
  • Frank Sinatra records "Witchcraft", 1957