APRIL 3: The Daily Flashback

Richard Thompson
Happy birthday to Richard Thompson

Photograph by Rudy Lu

1953: The first issue of “TV Guide” was published.
1959: The BBC banned The Coasters song “Charlie Brown” because of the word “spitball.”
1965: “Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs was released.
1976: Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” hits No. 1 on the Hot 100, becoming the first chart-topper with the word “disco” in the title.
1993: The Norman Rockwell Museum opened in Stockbridge.
1996: MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy.
1998: Dave Navarro left the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
2010: The first Apple iPad was released.

1783: Washington Irving
1888: Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey
1898: George Jessel
1904: Sally Rand
1924: Doris Day
1928: Don Gibson
1936: Jimmy McGriff
1941: Jan Berry
1942: Wayne Newton
1944: Tony Orlando
1945: Richard Manuel
1949: Richard Thompson
1959: David Hyde Pierce
1961: Eddie Murphy
1968: Sebastian Bach

1990: Sarah Vaughan

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