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Why Casey Kasem Still Hasn’t Been Buried Yet

If you thought the fighting between Casey Kasem’s children and his wife Jean had subsided, think again. Casey’s body still remains in a mortuary in Tacoma, Washington – a month after he died from complications […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/16/2014

Elektra Records

Today In Pop Music: July 16 – The UK’s Favorite #1 Single Of All Time

JULY 16 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Desmond Dekker (one hit wonder – “Israelites”) 1947 – Stewart Copeland (The Police/drums) ON THIS DAY 1962 – The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records making millions for themselves and […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/16/2014


What To Do Once You’ve Finished All The Beer (Learn To Play “Billie Jean”)

It’s hard enough to make good music with an instrument, so imagine how difficult it must be to make musical sense with a bunch of empty beer bottles. That’s what makes this video so compelling. […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/15/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: July 15 – Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt

JULY 15 BIRTHDAYS 1944 – Millie Jackson (“Ask Me What You Want”) 1946 – Linda Ronstadt 1947 – Peter Banks – (Yes/guitar 1968-1970) 1952 – Jeff Carlisli (.38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”) 1953 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/15/2014

Casablanca Records

Today In Pop Music: July 14 – Police Officer Unwittingly Provides Inspiration For Donna Summer Hit

JULY 14 BIRTHDAYS 1912 – Woody Guthrie – legendary folk singer/writer – father of Arlo Guthrie (“City Of New Orleans) 1948 – Tommy Mattola – Sony records executive-married to Mariah Carey 1993-1997 1952 – Bob […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/14/2014

MCA Records

Today In Pop Music: July 12 – Odd Couple Score #1 Hit From Movie Bomb

JULY 12 BIRTHDAYS 1943 – Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 1950 – Eric Carr (Kiss/drums) ON THIS DAY 1979 – Minnie Riperton (“Loving You”) lost her battle with cancer at age 31.  The Stevie Wonder produced […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/12/2014

Dunhill Records

Today In Pop Music: July 11 – Eric Burdon’s Flop Is Three Dog Night’s Hit

JULY 11 BIRTHDAYS 1949 – Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/guitar – ‘Mr. Bojangles’) 1951 – Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters) 1954 – Benny DeFranco (DeFranco Family – ‘ Heartbeat It’s A Lovebeat’) 1959 – Richie […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/11/2014

London Records

Today In Pop Music: July 10 – The Rolling Stones Hit #1, And Bury One As Another Falls From The Stage

JULY 10 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Ian Whitcomb (‘You Turn Me On’) 1947 – Arlo Guthrie (‘City Of New Orleans’, ‘Alice’s Restaurant’) 1950 – Greg Kihn (‘The Breakup Song’) 1954 – Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/10/2014

Columbia Records

The Outfield’s Lead Guitarist John Spinks Has Died

Best known for their 1986 top 10 hit Your Love, The Outfield seemed to be setting up for a long string of hits in America. It didn’t quite work out that way for the London […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/09/2014


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