Month: June 2016

Just can’t get my poor self together

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 30

Lena Horne1917: Singer Lena Horne is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She begins her career as a dancer at Harlem’s Cotton Club. She wins a Grammy as best pop vocal performance (female) for the 1981 album Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music Live on Broadway.

A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 29

Loco Motion.jpg1945: Born this day in Belhaven, N.C., as Eva Narcissus Boyd, singer Little Eva. She is discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin while baby-sitting their daughter. Her biggest hit is The Loco-Motion, a #1 song in 1962. Sadly, we lose her to cancer in 2003.

He has tasted good and evil

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 22

Kris_Kristofferson1936: Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas. He attends Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and receives a PhD from Pomona College in Texas. He writes several top 40 songs, including the #1 hit Me and Bobby McGee. His biggest solo hit is Why Me, a million-selling record that reaches #16 on Chart Toppers Hot 100 in 1973. I’ll always favor The Pilgrim– Chapter 33.