1964 – It’s the second day of filming of The T.A.M.I. Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The performances of the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Jan & Dean, the Supremes, Lesley Gore, and the […]
1946 – Sly & the Family Stone trumpeter Cynthia Robinson is born in Sacramento, Calif.
1941 – Paul Simon is born in Newark, N.J. He teams up with boyhood schoolmate Art Garfunkel to form one of pop music’s most successful duos. Simon & Garfunkel’s biggest hit is the million-selling “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which tops Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for six weeks. Their first Grammy comes for the 1968 Record […]
1930 – Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson) is born in Albany, Ga. He goes blind after suffering glaucoma at age 7. His biggest hit is “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” which hits No. 1 on The Chart Toppers Hot 100 for five weeks in 1962. His 1954 song “I’ve Got a Woman” receives a Grammy […]