Birthdays and Departures

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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

Motown Records

Today In Pop Music: June 23 – Motown Diva Blows Bad Breath Test

JUNE 23 BIRTHDAYS 1929 – June Carter Cash (the love of Johnny’s life – wrote ‘Ring Of Fire’ died 2003) 1937 – Niki Sullivan (one of the three original members of Buddy Holly’s Crickets/guitar – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/23/2014

Capitol Records

Paul McCartney Is 72 Today – His Top 10 Albums

Here’s the shocker: Band On The Run” isn’t the biggest album of Paul McCartney’s solo career.  It’s close, but one other album beat it out. Here are Paul’s top 10 in order, with audio of […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/18/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: June 18 – Paul McCartney Is 72 – Lennon Lyrics Bring Big Bucks

JUNE 18 BIRTHDAYS 1942 – Paul McCartney 1942 – Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos/bass) 1942 – Richard Perry (record producer – Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/18/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: June 17 – First Solo Artist To Top Chart With First Three Releases

JUNE 17 BIRTHDAYS 1930 – Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps/guitar – one of the greatest rock guitarists in anybody’s band – see bottom of blog) 1946 – Barry Manilow (real name: Barry Alan Pincus) […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/17/2014

6SG - AT40

Casey Kasem – By The Numbers

Casey Kasem threw out a lot of numbers during each American Top 40 Countdown, so now it’s our turn to throw back a few to honor the man who literally invented the art of the […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/16/2014

Atco Records

Today In Pop Music: June 16 – The First Major Rock Festival Gets Underway

JUNE 16 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Lamont Dozier (legendary Motown songwriter/producer – wrote hits for The Supremes, Four Tops,Marvin Gaye, Marths and the Vandellas, Freda Payne, chairmen of the Board, among others.) 1942 – Edward Levert […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/16/2014

Photo by: Carlo Allegri / Getty Images

Casey Kasem Is With the Stars

I never met Casey Kasem personally, but he certainly touched my life professionally.  I’ve always been interested in the stories behind the songs and recordings of the songs I heard off and on the radio.  […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/15/2014

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