16 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1959 Dick Clark's first "Caravan of Stars" tour opens in New York, featuring The Coasters, The Drifters, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka and Annette Funicello.

1959 Vicki Blue (Victory Tischler-Blue) is born in Newport Beach, California. In 1977 she joins The Runaways after bassist Jackie Fox leaves, and plays on their fourth album. After the breakup of the band, Blue goes on to forge a career as an actress: playing Cindy in the 1984 mockumentary movie This is Spinal Tap.

1954 Frank Reed (lead singer for The Chi-Lites) is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1950 Country singer David Bellamy (of The Bellamy Brothers) is born in Darby, Florida.

1948 Rock drummer Kenney Jones (of The Small Faces and The Who) is born in Whitechapel, East London, England.

1948 Ron Blair (original bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is born in San Diego, California.

1944 R&B singer Betty Kelly (of Martha and the Vandellas) is born in Attalla, Alabama.

1943 Pop rocker Joe Butler (of The Lovin' Spoonful) is born in Long Island, New York.

1942 Bernard Calvert (bass guitarist/keyboardist for The Hollies) is born in Brierfield, Lancashire, England.

1941 Joe Butler (drummer/vocalist for The Lovin' Spoonful) is born in Long Island, New York.

1925 Guitarist Charlie Byrd is born in Suffolk, Virginia. He helps bring bossa nova to America with his 1962 album, Jazz Samba, a collaboration with Stan Getz.

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Miami Vice Debuts With "In The Air Tonight"


The TV series Miami Vice makes its debut with a two-hour episode that includes a scene featuring the Phil Collins hit "In The Air Tonight."

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