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Joan Baez is a famous American Folk Singer. As a teen she attended Redlands Senior High in the mid 1950's. My mom and Joan became friends while they sang together in the Choir which later lead to a musical collaboration in recording a red vinyl record together. What a treasure!
Today in Black History, 9/9/2013 - Otis Ray Redding, Jr.'s three recordings, “Shake” (1965), “Try a Little Tenderness,” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” were amongst The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. For more info, check out today's notes!
Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), on April 1, 1984, as Marvin was seated on his bed talking to his mother, Gaye's father shot at Marvin twice. The first shot, which entered the right side of Gaye's chest, was fatal, having perforated his vital organs.