Ray Charles

Ray Charles Fined $10,000 For Possessing Heroin

Dec. 3, 2012 by

Singer Ray Charles was sentenced to five years probation and fined $10,000 today (December 3, 1966), after he was busted with heroin in 1964. The ordeal unfolded 1964, when Ray Charles was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston. It


The Supreme’s Cindy Birdsong Kidnapped At Knife Point; Dramatic Escape

Dec. 2, 2012 by

Cindy Birdsong, who served as Florence Ballard’s replacement as singer of The Supremes, was kidnapped from her Hollywood apartment and abducted today (December 2, 1968). Cindy Birdsong was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, but she spent her early childhood


Aretha Franklin Files $50 Million Lawsuit Over Tabloid Boozing Reports

Nov. 28, 2012 by

Legendary recording artist Aretha Franklin filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against American Media, Inc., publisher of the tabloid Star magazine today (November 28, 2001). The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court of Michigan, Wayne County, over a

D-Day Doo-Wop

D-Day Doo-Wop

Dec. 7, 2009 by

Today (December 7) is Pearl Harbor Day, the day the Japanese attacked U.S warships off the coast of Hawaii in 1941. In addition to pulling the U.S. into a world war, the action unwittingly spawned thousands of songs created and