Photo: Art Laboe Collection
Pictured L to R: Casey Kasem, Shotgun Tom Kelly and Art Laboe
Happy Birthday (April 27th) to fellow broadcaster, CASEY KASEM!! Now retired, but left his mark as host of the popular countdown radio show American Top 40 (where we heard him say "keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars"). He was also the voice of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo franchise. Casey and Art Laboe have many things in common....both radio icons, both worked at KRLA back in the day and both received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981. And Tuesday April 30th, Shotgun Tom Kelly, will be joining them with his own star at the corner of Hollywood and LaBrea with guest speaker Stevie Wonder. The ceremony is open to the public and starts at 11:30am. Congratulations Shotgun!
Also celebrating a birthday on April 27th, CUBA GOODING SR., lead singer of the Main Ingredient and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. And you can see their likeness in this performance of the Main Ingredients' 1972 hit that reached #3 on the charts, "Everybody Plays The Fool"
If you're a Taurus like Casey and Cuba,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO!