Monday, August 13, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: August 14

1957:  Nat King Cole canceled his television show on NBC after a year-long search for a sponsor was fruitless.

Praying for the Queen of Soul

From Twitter reports by her friends, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill in Detroit, surrounded by friends and family.

This Date in Rock Music History: August 13


1959:  Bobby Darin signed a $1 million contract with Paramount Pictures.
1964:  The Supremes recorded "Baby Love".
1964:  Manfred Mann topped the U.K. charts with "Do Wah Diddy Diddy".
1965:  The Beatles released the album Help! in the United States.