Book Release: "Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History."

Top Quote celebrates the great music of the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s with This Day in Rock & Roll History, News and Trivia. A labor of love by Ron Smith, one of the top oldies music authorities in the U.S. Ron's latest book, "Eight Days a Week", covers the births, deaths and events for every day in rock & roll history. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 19, 2011 - Chicago, IL - Heights Publishing in Chicago announced today the release of Ron Smith's latest reference book, "Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History."

    Smith takes his readers on a magical mystery tour, day-by-day through the year, offering up the fascinating events that occurred in the lives of Oldies artists from the fifties, sixties and seventies. From the pages of his renowned Oldies Calendar at, baby boomers can not only check out who was born (and who checked out) each day of the year, but gain insight into the significant (and those somewhat less-than significant) events that occurred throughout Oldies history such as:

    Which San Francisco rock 'n' roller was once sued for plagiarizing himself? (October 24)

    What girl group appeared as nuns on an episode of "Tarzan" on TV? (January 12)

    Which British drummer once drove his Lincoln Continental into the swimming pool of a Holiday Inn? (August 24)

    Which pop star escorted Madonna to the 1991 Academy Awards? (March 25)

    Which legendary group once held a "press conference" in the middle of Chicago's Michigan Avenue? (June 11)

    Professionals and fans alike will find "Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History" an invaluable reference to the music that shaped their lives.

    The book includes a foreword by legendary Chicago Disk Jockey Dick Biondi.

    Praise for Eight Days A Week:

    I consider Ron Smith the Oldies authority. He's the best I've ever worked with and everyone who loves the music would love this book.
    -Tommy Edwards, Program Director, WLS Chicago, Arrow 93 Los Angeles, WODS Boston

    Ron Smith's Oldies history book is an absolute must for anybody who has ever been or ever will be interested in rock and roll!
    -Clark Weber, Author, WLS Radio personality and "Old Rock Crock"

    A fascinating day-by-day recap of all of the notable and memorable rock and roll-related events. Smith's book is the definitive calendar covering any and all of rock and roll's biggest events.
    -Kent Kotal, Publisher,

    Ron Smith is Chicago's own Oldies maven. When he worked behind the mic he pulled one extraordinary fact after another that made listening to his presentation rich and interesting. Eight Days A Week provides a resource for anyone to sound just like Ron.
    -Robert Pruter, author, Chicago Soul

    About the author:

    Ron Smith has been involved in Oldies radio for nearly 40 years as a Disk Jockey, Program and Music Director, most recently as the Music Director and Evening DJ at Real Oldies 1690 in Chicago. He also served for more than eight years as Music Director of WJMK-FM, Oldies 104.3 in the Windy City. He was Senior Music Programmer of Internet Radio for and created and hosted streaming channels for, including the Net's only all-Elvis station. His '50s Hits and '60s Hits channels are currently enjoyed on And, since 1995, he has delighted fans of '50s, '60s and '70s music with the Internet's premiere Oldies web site- Smith is the author of four reference books of Chicago music charts. He resides in suburban Chicago with his vast music and book libraries.

    About "Eight Days A Week: Births, Deaths And Events Each Day In Oldies History"
    Publication: May, 2011
    ISBN: 978-0-9833737-0-4
    Price: $15.95
    384 pages

    Order online or go to

    Media Contact: Ron Smith, oldies ( @ ) oldiesmusic dot com dot
    Category: Entertainment/Music/History

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