Archive for December 11th, 2006

11th December
written by Matt The Cat

Brenda Lee turns 62 today. We celebrate Little Miss Dynamite’s birthday with a special show.
Big Mama Thornton was born on this day in 1926.
Sam Cooke was shot to death in a Los Angeles motel today in 1964.

Bluesday Tuesday:
Frank Sinatra would have been 91 today.
Connie Francis turns 68 today.
Dionne Warwick is 67 today.

West Coast Wednesday:
We focus on the great sounds that came outta the West Coast. Vocal groups like The Medallions, rockers like Ritchie Valens and instrumental groups like The Wailers will all be celebrated.

Rockabilly Thursday:
Some of the hottest, wildest, craziest music to emerge from the 1950s was rockabilly. The Night Prowl honors Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Sonny Burgess, Charlie Feathers and so many more on Rockabilly Thursday.

Also, Dinah Washington dies of an accidental overdose of pills on this day in 1963.

Rock n’ Roll DJ Alan Freed is born on this day in 1922. We’ll hear some history sounds from Freed’s influential days in radio.
The great Jesse Belvin was born today in 1932. He would become a very influential part of the Los Angeles R&B; scene.
Jerry Wallace is 78.
Both Rufus Thomas (2001) and Jackie Brenston (1979) die on this day.
The Friday Night Cat Fight returns with a special Christmas Cat Fight. Get the nog ready and don’t miss a Night Prowl Show this week!