# CCLXX…”They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky”…

I would apologize for this chilly morning’s ear worm but, had it not been for the birth of Charles Addams today in 1912, those five words wouldn’t even exist.  His macabre style drawings, most of which appeared in The New Yorker magazine from 1932 to 1938, became the basis for the hit television comedy, “The Addams Family”.

I am also writing this for his honor because, when I was with my ex-wife, I came across a giant book which compiled a lot of his drawings, which I believe my ex-wife still possesses and his drawings were a large part of my childhood.

Charles Addams, 1912-1988…rest in peace.

Also born today were late veteran actor Vincent Gardenia (1922-1992), the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Mr. Jann Wenner (1946), singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins (whose hit, “I’m Alright”, boosted the movie Caddyshack) was born in 1948, actress Erin Gray (from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) was born in 1950 and actor/producer David Caruso from CSI: Miami turns 59 today (1956).

On the list, as well, are journalist Katie Couric (1957), The Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine (1959), multi-faceted superstar Nicholas Cage (1964), singer-songwriter John Rich (of country superstars Big & Rich) was born in 1974, actor Dustin Diamond (Screech of Saved by the Bell) was born in 1977 and former Red Sox star Jon Lester was born in 1984.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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