WILSON PICKETT WOULD HAVE BEEN 70 TODAY

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Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was a R&B/ Rock and Roll
singer and songwriter who was a major figure in the development of American
soul music. He ecorded over 50 songs which made the R&B charts, and was
frequently a cross over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best known hits
was “In the midnight Hour”which he co-wrote. In 1991 Wilson Pickett was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pickett died from a heart
attack at the age of 64. 

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JOHN SEBASTIAN TURNED 67 TODAY

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John  Sebastian was the founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band that had 
its roots in the folk music scene based in the Greenwich Village section
of lower Manhattan during the early 1960s. The group was inducted into 
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Sebastian has stated that he no 
he no longer wishes to perform with the remaining members of the group
because of personal differences. Boone, Butler and Yester, with Butler who     
now handles the lead-singing chores, are still touring under the group name,
with the addition of the two new members. 

the lovin' spoonfull then
The original band

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BEACH BOY MIKE LOVE IS 70 TODAY

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Michael Edward "Mike" Love  is a singer/songwriter and musician with
The Beach Boys. He formed the band along with his cousins Brian, Carl,
and Dennis Wilson along with a friend Al Jardine. The group was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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The Beach Boys (original group from left to right): Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson,
Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Brian Wilson

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‘’MR. PERSONALITY’’ IS 78 TODAY

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Lloyd Price was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. 

1959

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ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN DJ’s IN NORTH AMERICA ONCE WORKED IN PORTLAND

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Broadcast icon and former KGW radio afternoon DJ Red Robinson (far right) is shown
with unidentified record promoters in the KGW studio. Red was with KGW from 1959   
to about 1961. He helped with the birth of Rock and Roll in Canada before coming
to Portland. Red Robinson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 
Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. He retired from full-time radio in 2001, but still
does a Sunday rock show on Vancouver, Canada’s radio 1049funfm called Red
Rock Diner
from 8am to 2pm (Pacific time).  

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