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Today In Pop Music: July 7 – Breakout Album By The Boss Spawns 7 Top 10 Singles

JULY 7 BIRTHDAYS 1940 – Ringo Starr (the oldest member of The Beatles) 1944 – Warren Etner (Grassroots/guitar – “Midnight Confessions”, “Sooner Or Later”) 1945 – Jim Rodford (Argent “Hold Your Head Up”) 1950 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/07/2014

Sun 209 single and stamper - Steve Goddard

Today In Pop Music: July 5 – 60 Years Ago Today: The Most Important Moment In Rock And Roll History

Nothing on this date in pop music is more important that what happened on July 5, 1954 – nothing. On this day 60 years ago, Elvis Presley broke into song during a rehearsal break at […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/05/2014

ABC Records

Today In Pop Music: July 4 – A Steely Split

JULY 4 BIRTHDAYS 1936 – Bill Withers 1943 – Alan Wilson (Canned Heat-guitar/harmonica/vocals – died 1970) 1948 – Jeremy Spence (Fleetwood Mac/guitar – left the band in 1971) 1954 – John Waite (The Babys – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/04/2014

Atlantic Records

Today In Pop Music: July 3 – Crosby Stills And Nash Sing Together For The First Time

JULY 3 BIRTHDAYS 1930 – Tommy Tedesco – session guitarist and member of ‘The Wrecking Crew” hwo played on literally thousands of recordings by acts that included the Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/03/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: July 1 – Beatles Masterpiece One Ups Beach Boys Masterpiece

JULY 1 BIRTHDAYS 1928 – Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin” – died 1990) 1939 – Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie – “Never Ending Song Of Love” – died 2008) 1945 – Deborah Harry (Blondie) 1946 – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/01/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: June 30 – Beach Boys Bad Vibrations

JUNE 30 BIRTHDAYS 1943 – Florence Ballard (Supremes – died 1976) 1944 – Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band-vocals-guitar) 1946 – Billy Brown (The Moments/vocals – “Love On A Two Way Street”) 1956 – Adrian Wright […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/30/2014

RCA Records

Today In Pop Music: June 26 – Elvis Leaves The Building For The Last Time

JUNE 26 BIRTHDAYS 1910 – Tom Parker (Elvis Presley’s manager – I refuse to call him ‘Colonel’ – died 1997 – 20 years too late to save Elvis, who he literally worked to death.) 1940 […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/26/2014

Epic Records

Today In Pop Music: June 25 – Michael Jackson Died 5 Years Ago Today

JUNE 25 BIRTHDAYS 1937 – Eddie Floyd (“Knock On Wood”, wrote “634-5789″ for Wilson Pickett) 1939 – Harole Melvin (“If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ – died 1997) 1940 – Clint Warwick (Moody Blues/bass […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/25/2014

Atco Records

Today In Pop Music: June 24 – The Most Expensive Guitar In The World

JUNE 24 BIRTHDAYS 1944 – Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire”) 1944 – Jeff Beck (Yardbirds-Honeydrippers/guitar) 1944 – Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac/drums) 1945  Colin Blunstone (Zombies/vocals – “She’s Not There, “Time Of […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/24/2014

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