Thursday, February 22, 2018


  • The late Oliver ("Jean"- his real last name was "Swofford") is born in 1945
  • The late Ernie K-Doe ("Mother-In-Law"- his real last name was "Kador") is born in 1936
  • Bobby Hendricks ("Itchy Twitchy Feeling" and one-time member of the Drifters) is 80
  • The late Norman "Hurricane" Smith ("Oh Babe, What Would You Say") is born in 1923
  • Florence Ballard of the Supremes ("Back In My Arms Again") dies of cardiac arrest, 1976
  • Sonny James ("Young Love") dies, 2016
  • Sam Moore of Sam & Dave is given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 2010
  • Earth, Wind & Fire perform at a dinner for U.S. governors at the White House, 2009
  • Stevie Wonder wins a plagiarism lawsuit filed against him in Los Angeles over the song, "I Just Called To Say I Love You", 1990
  • The Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducts Boyd Bennett and Tommy Shaw of Styx, 2008
  • The Mississippi state legislature passes a resolution praising the "musical contributions" of the late Ike Turner, but not the man himself, 2008
  • Jermaine Jackson legally changes his last name to "Jacksun", 2013
  • The last Ten Years After concert is in London, 1974
  • The Beatles form their Northern Music publishing company (later owned by Michael Jackson), 1963
  • The Alan Freed movie, "The Big Beat" (with Fats Domino, the Diamonds and the Del-Vikings) debuts in Detroit, 1958
  • "And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story" film debuts on ABC-TV, 1999