Monthly Archives: April 2013

More 45’s!

4-30-13          More 45’s On 4/30/66, the LP “Aftermath” by The Rolling Stones was No. 1 in England.  Richard Farina dies in a motorcycle crash, 1966. There’s a store in Orange County that purchased a rather amazing collection, “Port Of Sound” … Continue reading

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The Coasters

4-29-13          The Coasters Happy birthday to Carl Gardner of The Coasters (Born 1928) and Hugh Hopper (of The Soft Machine), born 1945. Been following The Coasters for about 45 years or so.  For many years, I let their “Greatest Hits” … Continue reading

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Time Machine – March 1973

4-25-13          Time Machine, March 1973 On 4/27/63 The Beatles 45 “From Me To You” charts at No. 1 in England.  On 4/28/73, the LP “Dark Side Of The Moon” by Pink Floyd charts for the first time at No. 1 … Continue reading

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Jethro Tull

4-24-13          Jethro Tull Happy birthday, Glenn Cornick (bassist of Jethro Tull), born 1947. On my recent visit to Seattle, I found a book about Jethro Tull.  I “discovered” them when Warner / Reprise put them at the front of one … Continue reading

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Christine Amphlett

Goodbye to Christine Amphlett, the singer of The Divinyls.

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Lovin’ Spoonful / Badfinger

4-23-13          Lovin’ Spoonful / Badfinger On 4/23/66 the Lovin’ Spoonful 45 “Daydream” charts at No. 2 in England.  Peter Ham of Badfinger croaks, 1975. Today’s calendar provides the subject matter. I first heard about The Lovin’ Spoonful when I was … Continue reading

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San Diego, CA

4-22-13          San Diego, CA Happy birthday, Charles Mingus!  (Born 1922).  On 4/22/64 The Dave Clark 5 45 “Bits and Pieces” charts at No. 3 in England.  On 4/22/67 the Pink Floyd 45 “Arnold Layne” charts at No. 20 in England.  … Continue reading

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4-18-13

4-18-13    Happy birthday, Mike Vickers (of Manfred Mann), born 1941.  On 4/19/69 the Bob and Earl 45 “Harlem Shuffle” charts at No. 7 in England, as a re-issue.  Also on 4/19/69 the Mary Hopkin 45 “Goodbye” charts at No. 2 … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

4-17-13         Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 8) April 17 – April 30th, 1980 Happy birthday, Lester Square! (of The Monochrome Set) (Born 1954).  On 4/17/65 The Beatles 45 “Ticket To Ride” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/17/65 … Continue reading

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The Gordons

4-16-13          The Gordons win an award in NZ! Happy birthday, Henry Mancini!  (Born 1924). http://www.indies.co.nz I had the good fortune to actually see The Gordons in NZ on one of my earlier visits.  They were unbelievable energetic – so much … Continue reading

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