Today in Music History

  • The late Casey Kasem is born in 1932
  • Vicki Sue Robinson (Turn The Beat Around) dies in 2003 of cancer
  • Al Hurt (Java) dies of liver disease in 1999
  • Jack Ely, guitarist with The Kingsmen and lead singer on “Louie, Louie” in 2015
  • Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach in 1981
  • David Bowie in 1976 is detained for having Nazi books on a train trip from Russia to Poland, says they’re needed for research for a project.
  • $110,000 lien is filed b the IRS against singer Judy Collins for disputed taxes in 2010
  • New York’s Studio 54 disco closes in 1980, three years after it closed
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk opens in Memphis in 2013
  • Rod Stewart is awarded the Founders’ Award by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2011