Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for March 26th
3/20/1970 (50 years ago today) - Just a few days earlier, the trio had won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children for their album "Peter, Paul and Mommy". Now be prepared to go 'Ewwwwww...': On this date, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, pleaded guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl in a Washington, D.C. hotel -- He was sentenced to three months in jail.
3/20/1977 (43 years ago today) - Daryl Hall and John Oates start three weeks at No. 1 with "Rich Girl", the duo's very first chart topper -- Between 1981 and '84, they'll hit No. 1 five more times, plus an additional ten more songs that get into The Top Ten by the time 1988 rolls around. H & O: they were actually very good y'know...
3/20/1917 - The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith recorded his stuff, so that's that: Born on this date, R&B-funk-soul-singer-songwriter Rufus Thomas -- We all know "Walking The Dog", but you gotta check out "Jump Back", "Birds And Bees", "Do The Funky Chicken", "Sixty Minute Man", "Who's Making Love To Your Old Lady" and "(Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1)"; in other words, "The Best Of Rufus Thomas" collection is fun stuff guaranteed to keep the party going, kids -- A once legendary Memphis radio DJ in the Fifties and Sixties, Rufus passed away from heart failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis on December 15, 2001; he was 84 years old.
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"...you'd rather live for the thrill of it all...", xoxo!