Saturday, August 19, 2017


  • Billy J. Kramer ("Little Children") is 74
  • Johnny Nash ("I Can See Clearly Now") is 77
  • Susan Jacks of the Poppy Family ("Which Way You Goin' Billy") is 69
  • Ginger Baker of Cream ("Sunshine Of Your Love") is 77
  • Don Fardon ("Indian Reservation") is 74
  • Betty Everett ("The Shoop Shoop Song") dies in 2001
  • Dorsey Burnette ("Tall Oak Tree" and brother of Johnny) dies of a heart attack, 1979
  • Wayne Wadhams, lead singer of the Fifth Estate ("Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead") dies, 2008
  • Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson marry (it lasts seven years), 1973
  • Jeannie C. Riley marries her second husband, an old childhood friend, 2012
  • Ringo Starr's second son, Jason is born in 1967
  • Gary Glitter is released from a Vietnamese prison after serving nearly three years for molesting two young children (he is eventually sent back to England after first refusing to board a plane in Thailand and taking a side trip to Hong Kong), 2008
  • Pat Boone appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine, 1957
  • A riot breaks out after Alice Cooper cancels a Toronto concert due to an asthma attack, 1980
  • The final "Monkees" TV show airs on NBC, 1968
  • The Robert Blake movie, "Electra Glide In Blue" (featuring several members of Chicago and produced by the group's manager) debuts, 1973
  • Sandy Posey records "Single Girl", 1966