Saturday, November 17, 2018


  • Gordon Lightfoot (“Sundown”) is 80
  • The late Gene Clark of the Byrds (“Turn! Turn! Turn!”) is born in 1941
  • Bob Gaudio of the Royal Teens (“Short Shorts”) and the Four Seasons (“Sherry”) is 76
  • The late Dean Martin, Jr. of Dino, Desi and Billy (“I’m A Fool”) is born in 1952
  • Jimmy Ruffin (“What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”) dies, 2014
  • Arthur Conley (“Sweet Soul Music”) dies of intestinal cancer in 2003
  • Ruth Brown (“This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’”) dies of a stroke and heart attack, 2006
  • David Crosby of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash breaks his ankle, leg and shoulder in a motorcycle crash, 1990
  • Meat Loaf collapses onstage in London and undergoes heart surgery to cure an irregular heartbeat, 2003
  • Joan Baez receives minor injuries after falling 20 feet from her backyard tree house, 2010
  • Roger Miller is inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Producer/songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are honored when the street in front of their Philadelphia International studios is named after them, 2010
  • The Monkees’ Davy Jones opens a boutique in New York’s Greenwich Village, 1967
  • Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis, Jr. give a royal command performance for England’s Queen Elizabeth in London, 1980
  • “The Beatles Revolution” documentary airs on ABC-TV, 2000
  • “A Very Special Olivia Newton-John” airs on ABC-TV, 1976
  • Cher guests on NBC-TV’s “Will And Grace” (the first time), 2000
  • Peter Tork makes a repeat appearance on ABC-TV’s “Boy Meets World”, 1995
  • Husband and wife Tommy Sands and Nancy Sinatra appear together on CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show”, 1963
  • Elton John records a live performance at a New York City radio station that’s later released as his “17-11-70” album, 1970