Posts Tagged ‘artists’

Bad News On The Doorstep

Bad News On The Doorstep

A few weeks ago, while listening to the radio, the DJ played Don McLean’s American Pie. As I listened, it occurred to me that over the years we have lost quite a few artists. I called Manny, my best friend for over fifty years, to discuss my thoughts regarding these calamities. Manny is a walking Rock ‘N’ Roll encyclopedia. He’s forgotten more about rock music than most people will ever know! Anyway, within about five minutes, we compiled a list comprising fifteen memorable artists who met an untimely death. We came to the conclusion , there were many “Days The Music Died”, since the beginning of rock until the year 2000. As I researched this topic, I was amazed how many well known rock performers had sad endings to their lives. A few of the reasons were: cancer, car crashes, heart attacks, murders, overdoses, plane crashes, strokes and many other reasons. I decided to mention the most popular entertainers, as the list is much longer than I had anticipated. So let’s start with Danny Cedrone (from Bill Haley And His Comets). He died June 17, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA. He fell down a flight of steps and broke his neck. (I was much luckier, I broke my neck on March 29, 2014. Check the “About Me” section on the website) Read more »

The One-Hit Wonders (1955-1958)

One-Hit Wonders Continued ( 1959 thru 1962 )

Over the years there have been many “One-Hit Wonders”. These are a few of the entries that fit into that category.According to Billboard, one of the early contributors was ‘The Penguins’ with “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)”. It peaked at #8 on the charts, February 1955, and still is very popular on most “Oldies” radio programs. The ‘Baby Boomers’ are sure to remember “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett”. It peaked at #29 in April 1955. Also in 1955 “At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)” by the ‘El Dorados’,

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