1942 – Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tenn. I… Read more

1942 – Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tenn. I…

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… Read more

1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker (Mr. Bojangles) is born…

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 […]