Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

Troy Michael is the founder, publisher, editor, writer, minion, at Innocent Words

Music History April 19

BORN ON APRIL 19 1920 – Gene Leis, American jazz guitarist and producer (d. 1993) 1934 – Dickie Goodman, American singer-songwriter (d. 1989) 1940 – Genya Ravan, American singer-songwriter (Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Ten Wheel Drive) 1941 – Bobby…

Music History April 18

BORN ON APRIL 18 1924 – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005) 1940 – Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter (Manfred Mann and The Manfreds) 1946 – Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane…

Music History April 17

BORN ON APRIL 17 1934 – Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011) 1940 – Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983) 1954 – Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter 1954 – Lester Square, Canadian guitarist (Monochrome Set, Adam and the Ants)…

“7-Inches For Planned Parenthood” Featuring Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman and more

[LOS ANGELES, CA] Members of the creative community announced 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, a curated series of 7-inch vinyl records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood. The project comprises contributions from acclaimed creative minds who stand with Planned Parenthood…

Music History April 14

BORN ON APRIL 14 1924 – Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player (d. 1994) 1925 – Gene Ammons, American saxophonist (d. 1974) 1929 – Inez Andrews, American singer-songwriter (The Caravans) (d. 2012) 1932 – Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945…

Music History April 13

BORN ON APRIL 13 1920 – John LaPorta, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2004) 1940 – Lester Chambers, American singer-songwriter (The Chambers Brothers) 1944 – Jack Casady, American bass player (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship) 1945 –…