1942 – Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tenn. In 1987 she becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her hits include “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “Think.” Also, voted number 1 of the top 100 Rock/pop/soul singers of the last century by Rolling Stone magazine… Pretty impressive. Aretha […]
1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker (Mr. Bojangles) is born this day in rock histroy! “Mr. Bojangles” (written by Walker) is perhaps his most well-known and most-often covered song. It was about an obscure alcoholic but talented tap-dancing drifter, (not the famous stage and movie dancer Bill Robinson, as usually assumed). Bojangles is thought to have […]
1942 – Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in San Francisco.
1942 – Born on this day, Ralph Ellis, The Swinging Blue Jeans, (1964 UK No.2 & US No.24 single ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’).
1942 – Born on this day, Mike Pender, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.13 single ‘Needles And Pins’).
1942 – Lou Reed (Louis Firbank) is born in Freeport, N.Y. He is the lead singer of the New York rock band the Velvet Underground. His biggest solo single is the 1973 top 20 hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” Rap group Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch “sample” the song in their 1991-92 top […]
1942 – Born on this day, Jerry Fisher, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’).