February 2016 Bop Street Archives

EVERLY FEST 2016: It's a BIRTHDAY-IN-BLUE For DON EVERLY—turning 79 today—

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for R&B Pioneer FLOYD DIXON, Black Rockabilly RAY SHARPE, and Soul Songstress BARBARA LEWIS, along with a Remembrance of Folk Noir Legend DAN HICKS…..

BIRTHDAY-IN-BLUE For One of the Immortals of The Golden Age of American Popular Song—Composer HAROLD ARLEN with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Billie Holiday, Johnny Mercer, Lena Horne, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Ray Charles and many others…..Along with A Few Gospel Pearls for this First Monday in Lent.

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for the True Source: The Real Father of Rock 'N' Roll— FATS DOMINO, The Man In Black JOHNNY CASH, Bayou Bluesman CLARENCE 'BON TON' GARLOW, New Orleans Legend-In-His-Own-Mind ERNIE K-DOE, and Rolling Stones Founder—The Ill-Fated

In a Jersey State of Mind – REMEMBERING UNITED IN GROUP HARMONY ASSOCIATION's RONNIE 'I' – Vocal Group Harmony's Number One Man –  along with a Few LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for Big Band Leader JIMMY DORSEY and Texas Bluesman FRA