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MCA Records

Today In Pop Music: July 12 – Odd Couple Score #1 Hit From Movie Bomb

JULY 12 BIRTHDAYS 1943 – Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 1950 – Eric Carr (Kiss/drums) ON THIS DAY 1979 – Minnie Riperton (“Loving You”) lost her battle with cancer at age 31.  The Stevie Wonder produced […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/12/2014

Dunhill Records

Today In Pop Music: July 11 – Eric Burdon’s Flop Is Three Dog Night’s Hit

JULY 11 BIRTHDAYS 1949 – Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/guitar – ‘Mr. Bojangles’) 1951 – Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters) 1954 – Benny DeFranco (DeFranco Family – ‘ Heartbeat It’s A Lovebeat’) 1959 – Richie […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/11/2014

London Records

Today In Pop Music: July 10 – The Rolling Stones Hit #1, And Bury One As Another Falls From The Stage

JULY 10 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Ian Whitcomb (‘You Turn Me On’) 1947 – Arlo Guthrie (‘City Of New Orleans’, ‘Alice’s Restaurant’) 1950 – Greg Kihn (‘The Breakup Song’) 1954 – Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/10/2014

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


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