Monday, December 10, 2018


  • Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy (“A Summer Song”) is 75
  • Susan Dey of the Partridge Family (though she never actually sang) is 66
  • Otis Redding (“Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay”) and three members of the Bar-Kays (“Soul Finger”) die in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin, 1967
  • Bill Deal of the Rhondels (“What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am”) dies of a heart attack in 2003
  • Kenny Dino (“Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night”) dies of a heart attack, 2009
  • Faron Young (“Hello Walls”) dies of a self-inflicted gunshot, 1996
  • Chuck Negron is fired from Three Dog Night by Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, 1985
  • Judy Collins receives the Champion Award from the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) for music “in the service of vital causes dedicated to a better world”, 2008
  • Eddie Hodges is among the inductees into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Johnny Cash makes his first appearance on the “Louisiana Hayride” program in Shreveport (and meets future wife June Carter), 1955
  • Frank Zappa breaks a leg as he is thrown into the orchestra pit by a London fan’s angry boyfriend, while in concert there, 1971
  • Harry Belafonte premieres on Broadway in the musical “Almanac”, 1953
  • Harry Belafonte’s “Tonight With Belafonte” special airs on CBS-TV, 1959
  • Davy Jones guests on an episode of ABC-TV’s “The Brady Bunch”, 1971