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Today In Pop Music: June 11 – Paul McCartney’s Biggest Mistake – By Far

JUNE 11 BIRTHDAYS 1940 – Joseph DiNicola (stage name: Joey Dee [and the Starlighters] – ‘Peppermint Twist’ – Jimi Hendrix was a member of the band during 1964) 1946 – John Lawton (Uriah Heap/vocals – […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/11/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: June 10 – The Most Unlikely #1 Hit Of The 70’s And A Star Studded Duet

JUNE 10 BIRTHDAYS 1910 – Chester Burnett (Howlin’ Wolf – influential blues man and major inspiration for The Rolling Stones) 1922 – Judy Garland (way more than Over The Rainbow’) 1941 – Shirley Owens (The […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/10/2014

RCA Victor

Today In Pop Music: June 9 – John Lennon Attends Historic Elvis Presley Concert In New York

JUNE 9 BIRTHDAYS 1915 – Les Paul – inventor of iconic solid body rock and roll guitar, close miking on studio recordings, multi track tape machines, echo delay.  Without Les Paul, rock and roll would […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/09/2014

RCA Victor

Today In Pop Music: June 6 – I Began My Radio Career 46 Years Ago Today

JUNE 6 BIRTHDAYS 1936 – Levi Stubbs (four Tops/lead singer – died 2008) 1939 – Gary ‘US’ bonds (‘Quarter To Three’, ‘This Little Girl’) 1942 – Howie Kane (Jay and the Americans – ‘This Magic […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/06/2014

Capitol Records

Today In Pop Music: June 5 – Grand Funk Railroad Smashes Record Set By The Beatles

JUNE 5 BIRTHDAYS Floyd Butler (Friends of Distinction – “Grazing In The Grass”, “Love Or Let Me Be Lonely” – died 1990) 1946 – Freddie Stone (Sly and the Family Stone/guitar) 1947 – Tom Evans […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/05/2014

Uni Records

Today In Pop Music: June 4 – Elton Loses Court Battle, Wins Royalty Battle

JUNE 4 BIRTHDAYS Freddy Fender (real name: Baldemar Huerta – died 2006) 1944 – Michelle Gilliam (Mamas and Papas – last surviving member) 1944 – Roger Ball (Average White Band/sax) 1945 – Gordon Waller (Peter […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/04/2014

Reprise Records

Today In Pop Music: June 3 – The Kinks Ray Davies Travels 6,000 Miles To Change One Word In A Song

JUNE 3 BITTHDAYS 1942 – Curtis Mayfield (Impressions/singer-songwriter – “Superfly’) – died 1999) 1946 – Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople – vocals/guitar – “All The Young Dudes”) 1950 – Suzi Quatro 1951 – Denise Williams […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/03/2014

London Records

Today In Pop Music: June 2 – Priceless Rolling Stones Footage Is Lost Forever

JUNE 2 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones/drums) 1941 – Walter Guest (The Pips) 1950 – Chubby Tavares (Tavares – ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’) 1959 – Michael Steele (The Bangles/bass-vocals) ON THIS […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/02/2014

RSO Records

Today In Pop Music: May 30 – What Eric Clapton And Gary Lewis And The Playboys Have In Common

MAY 30 BIRTHDAYS 1944 – Lenny Davidson (Dave Clark Five/guitar – one of last two surviving members, the other being Dave Clark) 1955 – Nicky Headon (nickname:Topper – The Clash/drums – ‘Rock The Casbah’) 1960 […]

94.5 KOOL FM–05/30/2014

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