Wayback Wednesday

Wayback Wednesday: Freddie Garrity

November 14th marks the birth anniversary of Freddie Garrity. One of the many British groups to have a brief moment in the spotlight because of Beatlemania, Freddie and the Dreamers biggest hit “I’m Telling You Now” came early in 1965.

Wayback Wednesday: Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers celebrates his 76th birthday on November 7th. Born John Henry Ramistella in New York City, his family moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he was influenced at a young age by the music of the Bayou State. Johnny formed his first band while he was still in high school.

Wayback Wednesday: Gary Puckett

October 17th is the 76th birthday of one of the great pop voices of the ’60s and early ‘70s, Gary Puckett. Born in 1942 in Hibbing, Minn., he grew up in Yakima, Wash., close to Union Gap. He began playing in a hard rock band, The Outcasts…then formed his own group, Gary and the Remarkables.

Wayback Wednesday: Ed Wood

October 10th marks the birth anniversary of filmmaker and author Edward D. Wood Jr., better known as Ed Wood. In the 50’s Wood produced low budget science fiction, horror, and comedy films, intercutting stock footage. Later he turned to sexploitation films in the 60’s and 70’s. He also authored 80 pulp crime, horror, and sex…

Wayback Wednesday: Gilligan's Island

Today, September 26th, marks the 54th  anniversary of the debut of Gilligan’s Island on CBS-TV. The story of the passengers and crew of “The Minnow”, who went missing while on a “3-hour cruise”. The show, created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz, aired each week through September 4, 1967. 

Wayback Wednesday: Mama Cass Elliott

September 19th marks the birth anniversary of the legendary Mama Cass Elliott. Hard to believe but she would be 77 if she were still with us today. After the breakup of the Mamas and the Papas, Cass released 5 solo albums. This remake of the old tune “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” was her…