Sunday, February 26, 2017


  • Fats Domino ("Blueberry Hill") is 89
  • Mitch Ryder ("Devil with A Blue Dress On") is 72
  • The late Johnny Cash ("I Walk The Line") is born in 1932
  • Cornell Gunter of the Coasters ("Yakety Yak") is shot to death in his car in Las Vegas, 1990
  • Buddy Miles ("Them Changes") dies of congestive heart failure, 2008
  • Marie Osmond's son, Michael commits suicide in Los Angeles, 2010
  • A street in Barnstable, Massachusetts on Cape Cod is named after Patti Page, 2010
  • Harry Chapin's revue, "The Night That Made America Famous" opens on Broadway, 1975
  • Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" (his first million-seller) debuts on the Billboard charts, 1956
  • Chuck Berry receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 1985
  • A U.S. Congresswoman introduces a bill to prohibit the distribution of "lewd, lascivious or filthy" recordings, 1954
  • LaVern Baker writes Congress and asks them to change the copyright laws to ban cover records of R&B tunes by white artists (her efforts are no more successful than the previous year's bill), 1955
  • Edd Byrnes, Fabian, Tommy Sands and Vic Damone all guest on ABC-TV's "The Hardy Boys Mystery", 1978 Al Hirt records "Java", 1962