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KINGSMEN FOUNDING MEMBER HAS DIED

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Mike Mitchell, the musician best-known for his guitar solo on The Kingsmen’s Louie Louie and the last remaining original member
of the Portland, Oregon band died on his birthday, Friday April
16th. He was 77.
 No specific cause of death has been reported.

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame said in a Facebook post, “His
playing just got better as he aged.”

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded as
part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway
61 Revisited
. The song reached No. 2 in the Billboard
charts (No. 1 in Cashbox) and became a worldwide hit.

Critics have described the song as revolutionary in its
combination of different musical elements, the youthful,
cynical sound of Dylan’s voice, and the directness of the
question "How does it feel?" "Like a Rolling Stone"
completed the transformation of Dylan’s image from
folk singer to rock star, and is considered one of the
most influential compositions in postwar popular music.
(Wikipedia)

At an auction in 2014, Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to the
song fetched $2 million, a world record for a popular
music manuscript.


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THE LEAD SINGER FOR THE NEWBEATS

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The Newbeats: Brothers Dean and Marc Mathis and Larry Henley
(center).

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Lawrence Joel "Larry" Henley was born in Arp, TX.
(June 30, 1937 – December 18, 2014)

Larry Henley was the lead singer of the pop group The
Newbeats, formed in the 1964, singing in a distinctive
falsetto. The group had two hits that charted in the top
20 of Billboard magazine, with one of them, "Bread and
Butter
", reaching No. 2 on the chart and selling over a
million copies. They toured Australia and New Zealand
with Roy Orbison, Ray Columbus and the Invaders and
the
Rolling Stones on the "Big Beat ’65" tour. The group’s
last single was released in 1974. Henley had a solo album,
Piece a Cake, released in 1975.

Henley died of Lewy Body Dementia in Nashville, Tenn.
at age 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and
Alzheimer’s diseases.

1965

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FIRST RECORD DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The song "A Teenager’s Romance" is a song written by David Gillam and
performed by Ricky Nelson. It reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957
and was ranked #25 on Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of the same 
year. The records A-side, "I’m Walkin’", reached #4 on the Billboard chart  
and #10 on the R&B chart.

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Eric Hilliard "Ricky" "Rick" Nelson
(May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985)

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The song "Johnny B. Goode" was written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. It
was a major hit among both black and white audiences, peaking at number 2
on Billboard magazine’s Hot R&B Sides chart and number 8 on its Hot 100
chart. It is credited as "the first rock & roll hit about rock & roll stardom” and
is also ranked seventh on Rolling Stone‘s list of the "500 Greatest Songs of
All Tim”.

 

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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry
(October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)


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