Long List of Rock ‘n’ Roll Birthdays This Week!
(The Turtles) Mark Volman, second from left
On Monday, April 19th, Mark Volman of the Turtles celebrates his birthday.
Tuesday, April 20th, Johnny Tillotson, (“It Keeps Right on a-Hurtin'” and many more early 60’s hits) has his day.
Wednesday, April 21st, the late Paul Davis (“I Go Crazy”) was born.
Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day) three music stars will celebrate: Glen Campbell (“By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Witchita Lineman” and many more…) Mel Carter (“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”) and Frampton came alive, too, on April 22nd; Peter Frampton!
Three stars on Friday, April 23…the late Roy Orbison (“Pretty Woman” was his biggest hit and he had countless others), the late Ray Peterson (“Corinna, Corinna,” “Tell Laura I Love Her”) and the late Dale of Dale and Grace (Dale Houston) “I’m Leaving It All Up To You,” and “Stop and Think It Over.”
Saturday, April 24, Barbra Streisand (she of one of the most beautiful female singing voices on the planet), Robert Knight, who had the original version of “Everlasting Love,” and the late Freddie Scott, whose 1963 hit “Hey Girl” was written by Carole King and her then husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin.