Right-hander Jack Kucek appeared in parts of seven big-league seasons, including making four relief appearances with the Phillies in September 1979.
Karen Carpenter at the White House in 1972 (Photo: Robert L. Knudsen via Wiki Commons) On February 4th, 1983, one of the most beautiful voices in the history of modern popular music was silenced forever when Karen Carpenter was rushed to a California hospital and pronounced dead. She was only a month shy of … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Karen Carpenter
This past week I've brought you a series of mini-bios on rock stars who died young: 60's & 70's hippie icons Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison; 80's MTV generation star Michael Hutchence; 90's grunge-rock star Kurt Cobain. Each of these young people died at those youthful stages of their lives thanks to conditions … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven, or Gone to Hell?
How many times have you heard the old adage 'These things happen in threes' concerning the deaths of famous people? In July of 1971, while the youth of America in general and the rock world in particular were still reeling from the dual deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix just months earlier, the third … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Jim Morrison
If there's a rock-n-roll heaven, you know they got a hell of a band" are the famous lyrics from a song that was itself called "Rock and Roll Heaven" released as a comeback reunion hit by the 60's duo The Righteous Brothers. In 1974, the song rose to #3 on the U.S. charts, talking … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven?