Tuesday, August 14, 2018


  • David Crosby of the Byrds (“Turn! Turn! Turn!”) and Crosby, Stills & Nash (“Just A Song Before I Go”) is 77
  • Dash Crofts of Seals & Crofts (“Get Closer”) is 78
  • Steve Martin (“King Tut”) is 73
  • Larry Graham (“One In A Million You”, bass player with Sly & the Family Stone and leader of Graham Central Station) is 72
  • Tony Williams of the Platters (“The Great Pretender”) dies of emphysema and diabetes in 1992
  • Johnny Burnette (“You’re Sixteen”) dies in a boating accident on Clear Lake in California, 1964
  • Carl Fizer of the Olympics (“Western Movies”) is shot and killed during rioting in the Watts section of Los Angeles, 1965
  • Elvis Presley’s mother, Gladys dies at the age of 46 in 1958
  • The real Clifton Clowers (of “Wolverton Mountain” fame) dies at the age of 102 in 1994
  • Diana Ross gives birth to her first child, Rhonda (the father is later revealed to be Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr.), 1971
  • Graham Nash of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash is naturalized as an American citizen, 1978
  • Police search Cliff Richard’s Yorkshire, England home looking for evidence of child molestation, 2014
  • Aretha Franklin is inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in Hendersonville, Tennessee, 2012
  • A Washington, DC disk jockey forms the “National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley”, 1956