Tuesday, June 19, 2018


  • Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane of Spanky & Our Gang ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same") is 76
  • Ann Wilson of Heart ("Magic Man") is 68
  • The late Al Wilson ("Show & Tell") is born in 1939
  • The late Shirley Goodman of Shirley & Lee ("Let The Good Times Roll") and Shirley & Company ("Shame, Shame, Shame") is born in 1936
  • The late Charlie Drake ("My Boomerang Won't Come Back") is born in 1925
  • Bobby Helms ("My Special Angel") dies of emphysema in 1997
  • The late songwriter Gerry Goffin (wrote tunes like "Up On The Rof" and "The Loco-Motion" with partner and then-wife Carole King), dies, 2014
  • Nine years after his death, the town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina honors native son Oliver with a festival in his honor, 2009
  • A section of Route 375 in Woodstock, New York is named the "Levon Helm Memorial Highway" in honor of the Band drummer, 2013
  • Donna Summer is the first artist to sign with Geffen Records, 1980
  • The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their U.S. concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York, 1965
  • "Roberta Flack... The First Time Ever" TV special airs on ABC, 1973
  • "Jersey Boys: The Movie" premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2014
  • Freddy Cannon records "Action", 1965
  • Bobby Darin records "Things" and "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", 1961
  • Nat "King" Cole records "Ramblin' Rose", 1962