Today, October 13th, is the birthday of world-renowned disc jockey Bruce Morrow (1935), but here in New York, he will always be known by his “handle”…Cousin Brucie! After starting at station WINS in 1959, he returned to New York in 1961 to WABC, where he was a mainstay until 1974 and solidified his place in New York radio.
He will forever be known by this writer, though, as the host of “Saturday Night Dance Party” and “Cruisin’ America” radio shows that were prevalent through my teenage years…we wish him many happy more!!!
Also celebrating today are/were; late comedian/actor Lennie Bruce (1925-1966), late English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), late wrestler Killer Kowalski (1926-2008), guitarist/singer Paul Simon (1941), Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones (1942), actress Susan Stafford (1945) and singer/guitarist Sammy Hagar was born in 1947.
Director/producer Chris Carter (1956), singer/actress Marie Osmond (1959), Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna (1960), actresses T’Keyah Crystal Keymah and Kelly Preston (1962), former wide receiving great Jerry Rice (1962), skating “victim” Nancy Kerrigan (1969), comedian Sasha Baron Cohen (1971) and singer/actress Ashanti (1980) finishes today’s list.
As always, until next time from the left…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\