Birthdays and Departures

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Columbia Records

Today In Pop Music: April 15 – Major Surgery For Billy Joel

APRIL 15 BIRTHDAYS 1894 – Bessie Smith (blues great – huge influence on countless singers including Janis Joplin) 1932 – Roy Clark 1944 – Dave Edmunds 1966 – Samantha Fox ON THIS DAY 1964 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/15/2014

Tamla Records

Today In Pop Music: April 14 – Barry Gordy Shells Out Big $$ To Keep Stevie Wonder

APRIL 14 BIRTHDAYS 1935 – Loretta Lynn (yeah she’s country, but she’s a legend!) 1942 – Tony Burrows (lead singer: Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes, White Plains – My Baby Loves […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/14/2014

Apple Records

Today In Pop Music: April 10 – Beatles Call It Quits

APRIL 10 BIRTHDAYS 1936 – Bobbie Smith (Spinners/vocals – died 2013 – pneumonia) 1947 – Karl Russell (Hues Corporation – ‘Rock The Boat’) 1959 – Brian Setzer (Stray Cats/guitar – Brian Setzer Orchestra) ON THIS […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/10/2014

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Today In Pop Music: April 9 – Rolling Stones Member Robs The Cradle – Literally!

APRIL 9 BIRTHDAYS 1932 – Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes -  died 1998) 1944 – Gene Parsons (Byrds/drums 1968-1972) 1948 – Phillip Wright (Paper Lace/vocals-drums – ‘The Night Chicago Died’) ON THIS DAY 1966 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/09/2014

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Today In Pop Music: April 8 – Rolling Stones Member Escapes Death

APRIL 8 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – J.J. Jackson (‘But It’s Alright’) 1947 – Steve Howe (Yes/guitar) 1962 – Izzy Stradlin (Guns N’Roses/guitar) 1963 – Julian Lennon (John’s son) ON THIS DAY 1964 – The Supremes recorded […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/08/2014