Keener Today – September 25

The Association 1965

Hollywood Studios and the Writers Union have announced a tentative deal to end the writers’ strike. The aggrement won’t impact the ongoing strike by SAG/AFTRA, the union representing actors.

The Association’s Terry Kirkman passed away this weekend at age 83. Terry wrote and sang lead on “Cherish”, “Everything That Touches You” and “Requiem For The Masses”. Our good friend, Mark Westcot told us, “My close friends know what a huge fan I’ve been of The Association, the hippest of the unhip bands.”

Today in History:

Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company today in 1926.
– In 1956, Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” became a Gold record before hitting store shelves and later topped the Billboard Top 100.
– In 1964, Beatles manager Brian Epstein declined a 3 1/2 million pound offer to buy out his Beatles’ management contract.
– In 1965, former New Christy Minstrel, Barry McGuire’s “Eve Of Destruction” led the US hit parade but faced controversy and bans from some radio stations who declined to play it because of it’s controversial lyrics.
– The Rolling Stones release “Get Off of My Cloud.”
– The Beatles’ cartoon show premiered in 1965 and ran until 1969.
– In 1967, The Beatles began recording “Fool On The Hill.”
The Partridge Family TV show, starring David Cassidy, debuted in 1970.
Ringo Starr released his second solo album, “Beaucoups of Blues,” in 1970.
Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train” was released in the US in 1971.
The Rolling Stones’ “Goats Head Soup” album went Gold in 1973.
Jackie Wilson suffered a heart attack on stage in 1975 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina played their farewell concert in 1976.
Boz Scaggs performed “Lowdown” on Saturday Night Live in 1976.
Boston’s first LP entered the Billboard album chart in 1976, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in Rock history.
The Eagles’ LP, “The Long Run,” debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart in 1979 and later reached #1.
-Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as the 1st female US Supreme Court Justice in 1981.

Today’s Birthdays:

– 1925: Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, which became a global empire for music, books, and videos. The chain later faced challenges and liquidated in 2006. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 92.
-1929: Newscaster Barbara Walters
– 1930: Shel Silverstein, a versatile artist known for novelty songs, comedy, acting, cartooning, and children’s books. He wrote hits like “A Boy Named Sue” for Johnny Cash and “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He died in 1999 at age 68.
– 1933: Ian Tyson, a Canadian singer and guitarist known for his work in the folk harmony vocal duo Ian & Sylvia. He later pursued a solo career and became a rancher.
– 1933: Erik Darling, a folk-pop musician and songwriter who played a significant role in the Greenwich Village folk revival scene. He was part of groups like The Tarriers, The Weavers, and The Rooftop Singers. He passed away in 2008 at age 74.
– 1939: Sweet Joe (Jesse Russell), a member of a cappella group The Persuasions known for their rendition of “Chain Gang.”
– 1942: Dee Dee Warwick (Delia Mae Warwick), an R&B/soul singer and sister of Dionne Warwick. She had several pop and R&B hits, including “I Want to Be with You” and “She Didn’t Know (She Kept On Talking).” She passed away in 2008 at age 66.
– 1943: Jules Alexander (Gary Alexander), a guitarist and vocalist for the light pop-rock vocal group The Association known for hits like “Along Comes Mary.”
– 1943: John Locke (John Tilden Locke), a keyboardist known for his work with jazz-rock band Spirit and later joining hard rock group Nazareth. He passed away in 2006 from cancer at age 62.
-1944: NBA legend Scottie Pippen
– 1945: Onnie McIntyre, the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the Scottish blue-eyed soul band Average White Band known for their hit “Pick Up The Pieces.”
– 1946: The Bear (Jerry Penrod), an early bassist for the psych-rock band Iron Butterfly and later a member of the hard rock group Rhinoceros.
-1952: Actor Christopher Reeve
-1968: Actor Will Smith
-1969: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones