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Jim Croce 9/18/20

It was 47 years ago Sunday (September 20th, 1973) that singer-songwriter Jim Croce died in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Croce had performed that night at Northwestern State University and was scheduled to spend the night in Natchitoches and fly to Dallas the next day, but due to a last minute change of plans, Croce and…

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Flashback 9/17/20

It was 52 years ago today (September 17th, 1968) that Diana Ross & the Supremes recorded their Number One hit, “Love Child.” The song was the group’s 11th chart topper, and a bit of a departure for the group, as it focused on a relationship resulting in an out-of-wedlock pregnancy and marked the first Supremes hit not…

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Flashback 9/16/20

It was 56 years tonight (September 16th, 1964) that the groundbreaking Shindig! first aired on ABC-TV. Shindig! was the first prime-time rock n’ roll program to feature live music. The premiere episode featured live performances by the Righteous Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Sam Cooke performing his version of Bob Dylan‘s “Blowin’ In The Wind.” The show was hosted by Los Angeles DJ Jimmy O’Neill, and included…

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