On November 29th, 2001 the world lost George Harrison to lung cancer at the age of just 58. On Wayback Wednesday this week, we remember one of George’s biggest solo hits “What Is Life”, which reached Number 10 in the U.S. in 1971.
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.
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.
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.
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…