Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, 4/14/14

Posted 4/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Monday, April 14, 2014


  • Ritchie Blackmore (former lead guitarist, Deep Purple, Rainbow) (69)
  • Julie Christie (actress, Doctor Zhivago, Don't Look Now, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Away From Her) (73, disputed)
  • Abigail Breslin (actress, Little Miss Sunshine, Signs, Nim's Island) (18)
  • Adrien Brody (actor, The PianistThe Village, Summer Of SamThe Thin Red LineKing KongPredatorsThe Grand Budapest Hotel) (41)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress, Ringer, Buffy the Vampire SlayerI Know What You Did Last SummerScream 2Scooby-DooThe Grudge; wife of Freddie Prinze Jr.) (37)
  • Anthony Michael Hall (actor/comedian, The Dead ZoneThe Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Saturday Night LiveNational Lampoon's Vacation The Dark Knight) (46)
  • Loretta Lynn (country singer) (82, disputed 79)
  • Pete Rose (former Major League Baseball player) (73)
  • Brad Garrett (actor, Everybody Loves Raymond, Music & Lyrics) (54)
  • Robert Carlyle (actor, Once Upon a Time, TrainspottingThe Full MontyAngela's Ashes28 Weeks Later, The Beach, The World Is ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 4/13/14

Posted 4/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, April 13. 2014


  • Max Weinberg (musician, drummer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band; was the bandleader on Late Night With Conan O'Brien) (63)
  • Al Green (R&B singer, "Let's Stay Together," "Take Me To The River") (68)
  • Jack Casady (bassist, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna) (70)
  • Jimmy Destri (keyboardist, Blondie) (60)
  • Peabo Bryson (R&B singer) (63)
  • Stanley Donen (director, Singin' In The Rain, Funny Face, Damn Yankees, Charade, Two For The Road) (90)
  • Rick Schroder (actor, NYPD BlueSilver Spoons) (44)
  • Caroline Rhea (actress-comedienne, Sabrina The Teenage Witch) (50)
  • Tony Dow (actor, Leave It To Beaver) (69)
  • Paul Sorvino (actor, Dick TracyGoodfellasThe Firm, father of actress Mira Sorvino) (75)
  • Garry Kasparov (Russian chess whiz) (51)
  • Ron Perlman (actor, Beauty And The BeastAlien ResurrectionHellboyHellboy 2: The Golden ArmySons Of AnarchyPacific RimSons of Anarchy) (64)
  • Glenn Howerton (actor, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) (38)
  • Aaron Lewis (lead singer, Staind) (42)
  • Lisa Umbarger (ex-bassist, the ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, 4/12/14

Posted 4/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, April 12, 2014


  • John Kay (lead singer, Steppenwolf) (70)
  • David Letterman (Late night TV host) (67)
  • Ed O'Neill (actor, Modern Family, Married...With Children's Al Bundy, Dragnet) (68)
  • David Cassidy (actor-singer, The Partridge Family, Celebrity Apprentice) (64)
  • Shannen Doherty (actress, Beverly Hills 90210Charmed) (43)
  • Andy Garcia (actor, The UntouchablesThe Godfather: Part IIIThings To Do In Denver When You're DeadOceans ElevenOceans Twelve) (58)
  • Scott Turow (author, Presumed Innocent) (65)
  • Claire Danes (actress, Homeland, Romeo + JulietLittle Women, The Hours, Evening, Terminator 3: Rise Of The MachinesLes MiserablesShopgirlHomeland) (35)
  • Vince Gill (country singer) (57)
  • Herbie Hancock (jazz musician, wrote the pop instrumental "Rockit") (74)
  • Marley Shelton (actress, The Sandlot, Pleasantville, Sugar & Spice, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Grindhouse, W.) (40)
  • Saoirse Ronan (actress, The HostAtonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna, The Way Back) (20)
  • Brooklyn Decker (model-actress, Just Go With It) (27)
  • Guy Berryman (bassist, Coldplay) (36)
  • Brendon Urie (frontman, Panic at the Disco) (27)
  • Art Alexakis (singer/guitarist, ...

Best Of 2014 (So Far)

Posted 4/11/2014 5:00:00 PM

Best Metal Songs of 2014 and the Best Rock Songs of 2014 (So Far) from Loudwire

Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, 4/11/14

Posted 4/11/2014 12:00:00 PM

Friday, April 11, 2014


  • Joss Stone (singer) (27)
  • Joel Grey (actor/dancer, star of Cabaret and actress Jennifer Grey's dad) (82)
  • Ethel Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy's widow) (86)
  • Louise Lasser (actress, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) (75)
  • Vincent Gallo (actor, Buffalo 66The Brown Bunny) (53, disputed)
  • Bill Irwin (actor, Igby Goes DownHow The Grinch Stole Christmas) (64)
  • Jennifer Esposito (actress, Samantha Who?, Crash, Spin City, Summer of SamJudging AmyRelated) (41)
  • Alessandra Ambrosio (supermodel) (33)
  • Nigel Pulsford (former guitarist, Bush) (51)
  • Tricia Helfer (actress, "Number Six" on Battlestar GalacticaBurn Notice) (40)
  • Peter Riegert (actor, Animal HouseBarbarians At The GateTrafficThe Sopranos) (67)


  • 1814Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor ofFrance and was banished to theisland ofElba.
  • 1921, The first live sports event on radio took place this day over KDKA Radio. Pittsburgh sports writer Florent Gibson gave an account of the action in the lightweight boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.
  • 1930 Anton LaVey, ...

Weekends Interviews:

It was announced this week that KORN will join Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Asking Alexandria plus a whole slew of others on this year's Mayhem Fest tour. Sara and Rabbi talked with Korn frontman Jonathan Davis about being a part of the annual festival once again, writing with Brian "Head" Welch in the studio after his long absence from the band, their latest album The Paradigm Shift and the video for the song "Spike In My Veins" (below), Jonathan's custom "Bitch" mic stand, musical influences, and more... Stream the chat now and get your tickets for Mayhem HERE. We'll see ya at the SBC on Friday August 1st!


Kenny Wayne Shepherd stopped by our studios with Noah Hunt before their sold out show at the Keswick Theatre with the Experience Hendrix Tour. We hear they'll be back in town by the summertime... Listen to our chat to find out more about that, plus the new KWS album on the horizon, and how Jimi Hendrix influenced Kenny as a young blues guitarist.


PS: Check out a video clip of the performance HERE and the photo album on Facebook HERE

Today, David Florig, the Executive Director of WePac was in to discuss the library situation in the Philadelphia School System. Right now there are only 12 state paid libraries open at elementary schools in Philly, 28 over all. There are 150 schools in Philly. WePac uses volunteers and money to open the libraries in the schools. Get more information at their website. Thank you so much for listening,



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