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 […]

1971 – Donald McPherson of the Main Ingredient die… Read more

1971 – Donald McPherson of the Main Ingredient die…

1971 – Donald McPherson of the Main Ingredient dies of leukemia. Age 29. The group’s biggest hit is the million-selling No. 3 song “Everybody Plays the Fool.”  by Aaron Neville. Much too young! The group was formed in Harlem, NY in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther […]

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is … Read more

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is …

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is born in Sydney, Australia. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 single “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981. He wins a Grammy for the song as Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney) is an Australian-American songwriter, musician and […]