RECORDING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The song "Peggy Sue" was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman
Petty
. It was originally called "Cindy Lou", named for Buddy’s niece, but was
later changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison‘s
girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron. The song went to #3 on the
Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. It is currently ranked as the 106th greatest
song of all time, as well as the third best song of 1957, by Acclaimed Music.


Norman Petty in the Clovis recording studio control room.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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GUITARIST SCOTTY MOORE IS DEAD AT 84


From left: Scotty Moore and Elvis Presley


Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016)

(Variety) – Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock ‘n’ roll guitarist whose fluid picking propelled Elvis Presley’s first recordings for Sun Records, died Tuesday in
Nashville, according to Memphis newspaper the Commercial Appeal.

Moore was a member of a local country combo in Memphis when he was drafted
by Sun owner Sam Phillips to support with the young, untested teenage singer
on his debut recordings.

His crisp, flowing, melodic guitar lines, heavily influenced by Chet Atkins’ early
work but also infused with deep blues feeling, highlighted the singles issued by
Sun during Presley’s rise to fame in 1954-55.

Moore went on to work behind Presley after he moved to major label RCA in
1956, appearing on such major hits as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Blue Suede
Shoes.” He also took supporting roles in several of Presley’s early feature
films, and took a key instrumental role in his 1968 “comeback special.”

Scotty Moore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.


Scotty Moore’s 1956 Gibson Super 400.

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SINGER/SONGWRITER DIED AT 82


Bonny "Mack" Rice (November 10, 1933 – June 27, 2016)


Sometimes credited as Sir Mack Rice, the songwriter and singer died at
his Detroit home on June 27 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
His best-known composition, and biggest hit as a solo performer, was
"Mustang Sally." He also wrote "Respect Yourself" with Luther Ingram.

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PAST HEADLINE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE


Melvin James Brooks (Kaminsky) is 90 today.

Mel Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. As a teenager,
he was taught the drums by the great Buddy Rich. In 1961, his
comedy career took a big step forward when he and fellow comic
legend Carl Reiner created a comedy sketch called The 2000
Year Old Man.


1987

                      

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