Today’s Question:Eagles and Jackson Browne collaborator and solo artist J.D. Souther celebrates his 72nd birthday today (November 2nd). Souther has done some acting during his career, which TV series recently had him in a recurring role, appearing in seven episodes over its five-year run?
Stumped? Here are a few hints.
- He played a record producer who helps launch the career of two of the show’s main characters
- His character was a good friend of the show’s main character, Rayna Jaymes.
- The show’s name is the same as the city it’s filmed in.
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2000-Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart receive the first annual Women of Valor Award at the Rockrgrl Music Conference in their hometown, Seattle.
2000-Paul McCartney unveils his first-ever U-S painting exhibition at New York’s Matthew Marks Gallery.
1999-Eric Clapton receives the Phoenix House Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in Los Angeles.
1982-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers release their fifth album, Long After Dark.
1979-Mick and Bianca Jagger divorce.
1975-Bob Dylan and poet Allen Ginsberg visit the grave of On the Road author Jack Kerouac in Lowell, Massachusetts.
1974-The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young compilation So Far tops the U.S. album chart.
1973-Ringo Starr‘s Ringo album is released. It features contributions from the other three Beatles — though all four don’t appear on any one song.
1970-The Rolling Stones‘ Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! is certified gold just a month after its release. Also earning gold are The Moody Blues‘ A Question of Balance, Neil Young‘s After the Goldrush and Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding‘s joint Live at Monterey.
John David Souther – 72 years old
Half of a pre-Eagles duo with Glenn Frey, he co-wrote “Best of My Love,” “New Kid in Town” and “Heartache Tonight.” His biggest success as a recording artist was 1979’s “You’re Only Lonely” and a 1980 track, “Her Town Too,” with James Taylor. He had a role in the first season of Nashville. Although some sources list his birthday as November 3rd, Souther says he was born on All Souls Day. Born 1945.
Keith Emerson – Died in 2016
The pioneering British keyboard rocker and showman, who first came to fame in The Nice, became a superstar in Emerson Lake and Palmer. He committed suicide in Santa Monica, CA, on March 10th, 2016 at the age of 71. Born 1944.