1987 – Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankl… Read more

1987 – Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankl…

1987 – Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the late Jackie Wilson, the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey […]

1959 – The BBC bans the Coasters hit “Charlie Brown… Read more

1959 – The BBC bans the Coasters hit “Charlie Brown…

1959 – The BBC bans the Coasters hit “Charlie Brown” due to the use of the word “spitball.” Lyrics: Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum I smell smoke in the auditorium Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown He’s gonna get caught Just you wait and see (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me) That’s […]