Thursday, June 29, 2017


  • The late "Little" Eva Boyd ("Loco-Motion") is born in 1945
  • The late Leonard Lee of Shirley & Lee ("Let The Good Times Roll") is born in 1935
  • Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi & Billy ("I'm A Fool") is 66
  • Songwriter L. Russell Brown (wrote "C'mon Marianne", "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree", "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" and many others), is 77
  • Rosemary Clooney ("This Ole House") dies of lung cancer in 2002
  • Peter Frampton breaks an arm and cracks his ribs in a car crash in the Bahamas, 1978
  • Leif Garrett is arrested for drug possession in Los Angeles, 1999
  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are found guilty of drug possession by a British court (Keith's conviction is eventually overturned, Mick's is upheld but reduced to a conditional discharge), 1967
  • Beatles producer George Martin receives an honorary degree from England's Oxford University, 2011
  • Dick Clark announces his first "Caravan of Stars" tour (to begin in September), 1959
  • Neil Diamond makes his TV debut on ABC's "American Bandstand", 1966
  • Micky Dolenz appears on the penultimate episode of CBS-TV's "My Three Sons", 1972
  • A TV commercial for Pizza Hut with Ringo Starr and the Monkees debuts, 1995
  • Denny Doherty's autobiographical stage musical "Dream A Little Dream: The Almost-True Story of the Mamas & the Papas" premieres in Toronto, 2001
  • Graham Nash writes "Marrakesh Express" while on tour with the Hollies in Yugoslavia (he later records it with Crosby, Stills & Nash), 1967
  • Buddy Holly records "Peggy Sue", 1957
  • Johnnie Ray records "Just Walkin' In The Rain", 1956