Monday, July 16, 2018


  • The late Desmond Dekker ("Israelites") is born in 1942
  • The late Denise LaSalle ("Trapped By A Thing Called Love") is born in 1939
  • Mindy Carson ("Wake The Town And Tell The People") 91
  • Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon ("A World Without Love") dies of a heart attack, 2009
  • Harry Chapin ("Cat's In The Cradle") is killed in an auto accident on New York's Long Island Expressway, 1981
  • John Panozzo of Styx ("Babe") dies of bleeding ulcers and cirrhosis of the liver, 1996
  • Jo Stafford ("You Belong To Me") dies of congestive heart failure, 2008
  • Gary Paxton, singer and co-producer of the Hollywood Argyles' "Alley Oop" and Flip of Skip & Flip ("Cherry Pie") dies from hepatitis, 2016
  • Bonnie Brown of the Browns ("Three Bells") dies of complications from lung cancer, 2016
  • Cream is formed in 1966
  • Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina split up (until the inevitable reunion 29 years later), 1976
  • NASCAR renames their Nashville 420 race the "Marty Robbins 420" in honor of the late singer and racer, 1983
  • Michael Jackson performs at a birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei and receives an estimated 15-20 million dollars, 1996
  • The Supremes guest-host NBC-TV's "Tonight Show", 1969
  • The Coasters record "Poison Ivy", 1959
  • The Beach Boys record "In My Room", 1963