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Today In Pop Music: April 7 – Alice Cooper Almost Hung Himself

APRIL 7 BIRTHDAYS 1938 – Spencer Dryden  (Jefferson Airplane/drums – died 2005 – cancer) 1947 – Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’) 1947 – Patricia Bennett (Chiffons – ‘One Fine Day, ‘He’s So Fine’) 1949 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/07/2014

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Today In Pop Music: March 31 – Bye Bye Beatles Boosters

March 31 Birthdays 1934 – Shirley Jones (Partridge Family) 1937 – Herb Alpert (Tijuana Brass) 1944 – Rodney Bainbridge (The Fortunes/bass guitar – ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ – died 2006) 1946 – Al Nichol (Turtles/keyboards […]

94.5 KOOL FM–03/31/2014

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The Internet Is 25 Years Old Today – How Things Have Changed

An entire generation has no idea of what life was like before the internet, so let me offer a few personal observations. In the mid-80′s, I bought my first computer (a Xerox…yes they made computers […]

94.5 KOOL FM–03/12/2014

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Longtime ‘Dating Game’ Host Jim Lange Has Died

If you watched any television in the 60′s, 70′s or 80′s, you probably saw at least one episode of ‘The Dating Game’ hosted by Jim Lange. The show was created by Chuck Barris, who usually […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/27/2014

Capitol Records

George Harrison Would Have Been 71 This Week: How Many Songs Did He Sing With The Beatles?

George Harrison was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England on February 24, 1943.  He lost his battle with cancer on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58. George released twelve studio albums, which doesn’t include […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/25/2014

Rolling Stones Records

Today In Pop Music: February 20 – Greatest Yard Sale Bargin Of All Time

FEBRUARY 20 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie – singer/songwriter – wrote ‘Up Where We Belong’ 1946 – J. Geils (Jerome Geils – J. Geils Band guitarist – ‘Centerfold’) 1950 – Walter Becker (Steely Dan – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–02/20/2014

2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King

Today In Pop Music: February 18 – 3,000 Fans Crash Celebrity Wedding

FEBRUARY 18 BIRTHDAYS 1933 – Yoko Ono – do the math….she’s 81 1939 – Bobby Hart (singer/songwriter – Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, ‘Last Train To Clarksville’) 1947 – Dennis DeYoung (Styx – lead singer/keyboards) […]

02/18/2014

Coral Records

Today In Pop Music: Buddy Holly’s Last Recordings

JANUARY 22 BIRTHDAYS 1931 – Sam Cooke – (singer/songwriter/producer – ‘Another Saturday Night’, ‘ ‘Only Sixteen’, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’) 1940 – Addie Harris (The Shirelles – ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘Soldier Boy’ […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/22/2014

Atco Records

Today In Pop Music: January 21 – Beatles Member Marries Girl Immortalized In Clapton’s ‘Layla’

JANARY 21 BIRTHDAYS 1938 – Wolfman Jack (real name: Bob Smith – died 1995) 1942 – Edwin Starr (‘Twenty Five Miles’ – ‘War’ – died 2003) 1942 – Mac Davis (‘Baby Don’t Get Hooked On […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/21/2014