Birthdays and Departures

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Motown Records

Today In Pop Music: January 14 – Supremes Say So Long To Diana

JANUARY 14 BIRTHDAYS 1936 – Clarence Carter (‘Slip Away’, ‘Patches’) 1938 – Alan Toussaint – (singer/songwriter – ‘Working In the Coal Mine’, Southern Nights’) 1948 – Tim Harris The Foundations – drums – ‘Build Me […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/14/2014

A & M Records

Today In Pop Music: Iconic Band Records First Album For Under $2200

JANUARY 11 BIRTHDAYS 1930  Bobby Lester (Moonglows – ‘Sincerely’ – died 1980 – cancer) 1955  Fred White (Earth, Wind, and F.ire – drums/percussion) 1955  Trevor Rabin (Yes – guitar – ‘Your Move’,’Roundabout’,’Owner of A Lonely […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/13/2014

Warner Brothers Records

Happy Birthday To Rod Stewart – Closing In On A Milestone

Roderick David Stewart has been making great music since 1964 as a solo artist, then joining the Jeff Beck Group, Faces, and back to a solo career. His stature in the music industry is beyond […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/10/2014

Rolling Stones Records

Today In Pop Music: January 9 – Five Greatest Double Albums Of All Time

January 9 Birthdays 1929 – Bill Cowsill (The Cowsills – ‘Hair’, ‘The Rain The Park and Other Things’ – died 2006) 1941  – Joan Baez (‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’) 1943 – Kenny […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/09/2014

RCA Victor

Happy Birthday Elvis Presley – His Top 5 Albums

Elvis would have celebrated his 79th birthday today. While mainly considered a singles artist, it may seem hard to believe (but true) that Elvis Presley placed 102 albums on the Billboard album chart between 1956 […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/08/2014

Warner Brothers

The Everly Brothers – An Appreciation Of Phil and Don

With the news tonight of the death of Phil Everly, the greatest two part harmony duo of all time has been silenced. That’s Phil on the left and Don on the right of the album […]

94.5 KOOL FM–01/03/2014

Capitol Records

Beatles Producer George Martin Is 88 Today

Happy Birthday Sir George!  It’s impossible to overstate his importance to The Beatles musical growth in the recording studio..  Earlier on today’s Fab 4 @ 4, I served up a couple of tracks that George […]


Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: December 13 – Record Label Passes On The Beatles

OCTOBER 13 BIRITHDAYS 1940 – Tony Gomez (The Foundations ‘ Build Me Up Buttercup’) 1945 – Robert Martinex (? and the Mysterians – ’96 Tears’) 1948 – Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Day – guitar) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–12/13/2013

Elektra Records

Today In Pop Music: December 12 – Setlist From The Doors Last Live Gig

DECEMBER 12 BIRTHDAYS 1915 – Frank Sinatra (died 1998) 1938 – Connie Francis 1940 – Dionne Warwick 1941 – Terry Kirkman (The Association – ‘Cherish’, ‘Windy’, ‘Along Comes Mary’) 1942 – Declan Clusky (The Bachlors […]

94.5 KOOL FM–12/12/2013