Friday, December 14, 2018


  • The late Charlie Rich (“The Most Beautiful Girl”) is born in 1932
  • The late Patty Duke (“Don’t Just Stand There”) is born in 1946
  • The late Spike Jones (“All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”) is born in 1911
  • Dinah Washington (“What A Diff’rence A Day Makes”) dies of an accidental overdose of brandy and diet pills, 1963
  • Atlantic Records President Ahmet Ertegun dies in a New York hospital from injuries sustained in a fall over a month earlier, 2006
  • Reg Presley of the Troggs is hospitalized in Winchester, England with pneumonia after suffering a stroke (he is later diagnosed with cancer and retires from performing), 2011
  • Dan Hill undergoes prostate cancer surgery in a Toronto hospital, 2011
  • Contending her son and daughter-in law are unfit, Chaka Khan is awarded permanent custody of her granddaughter by a Los Angeles judge, 2011
  • Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud, 1998
  • Barbra Streisand is inducted into the California Hall of Fame in Sacramento, 2010
  • Chad & Jeremy (Catwoman steals their voices) and Don Ho guest on ABC-TV’s “Batman”, 1966
  • The documentary film about T. Rex, “Born To Boogie” (directed by Ringo Starr and featuring Elton John) premieres in London, 1972
  • Little Richard, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are among those who perform at a tribute to Frank Sinatra on “Sinatra: 80 Years My Way” on ABC-TV, 1995