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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

Arista Records

Today In Pop Music: July 9 – The End Of Live Dead

JULY 9 BIRTHDAYS 1929 – Lee Hazelwood (former Phoenix DJ/producer/singer/songwriter – died 2007) 1947 – Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience/drums – died 2008) 1954 – Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) 1959 – Mark Almond (Soft Cell/vocals […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/09/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: July 8 – Saturday Night Fever Knocked Out Of #1 By Unlikely Artist

JULY 8 BIRTHDAYS 1944 – Jaimoe Johanson (Allman Brothers Band/drums) 1960 – Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode/bass-synth – ‘People Are People’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’) Graham Jones (Haircut 100/guitar – ‘Love Plus One’) ON THIS DAY 1954 […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/08/2014

Capitol Records

Ringo Starr: A Left Handed Drummer That Plays A Right Handed Drum Set

  Happy birthday Ringo Starr who turns 74 today…a very young 74. Much has been written and said about his vocal abilities and drumming, but one fact hasn’t been talked about very often: Ringo is […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/07/2014

Capitol Records

How Many Songs Did Ringo Sing With The Beatles: 10? 11? 12? 15 Or More?

Ringo Starr may be spreading ‘peace and love’ on his 74rd birthday today, but he didn’t get to spread his singing around with The Beatles as much as you might think.  As a matter of […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/07/2014

Photo by Janey Goddard

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