Today in 1963, ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand” moved from every weekday afternoon in Philadelphia to Saturdays in California:
The number one album today in 1968 was the Doors’ “Waiting for the Sun,” their only number one album:
Today in 2007, on the 11th anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting of rap stars Marion “Suge” Knight and Tupac Shakur (who died six days later), a study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as non-rock stars. Researchers said premature rock star deaths were so prevalent (for proof, read on) that the industry should be labeled a “high-risk” profession.
Birthdays begin with Al Caiola, who recorded two famous TV theme songs:
Alfa Anderson of Chic:
Jermaine Stewart, who claimed …
Today in 2003, Warren Zevon died. Zevon was known most for “Werewolves of London,” but he was also was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers, recorded a song for the movie “Midnight Cowboy,” and had Jackson Browne, The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt play on his albums.