Archive for May 27th, 2011

NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1972

 
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RAMSEY LEWIS IS 76 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Ramsey Lewis, Jr. is a jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Lewis has
recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three 
Grammy Award’s so far in his career. By 1966, Lewis was one of the most
successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with “The In Crowd”, “Hang On 
Sloopy”, and “Wade In the Water”. All three singles each sold over one 
million copies and were awarded gold discs.

 

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A LOOK AT TV’S PAST ~

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Bob Crosby rehearsing a spot for his CBS-TV show.

Bob Crosby, the young brother of singer Bing Crosby, was a bandleader and
vocalist, best known for his group the Bob-Cats. He starred in his own afternoon
variety show, The Bob Crosby show, that aired on CBS-TV between 1953 and 1957.

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ACTOR JEFF CONAWAY ~ DEAD AT 60

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(AP)…After spending weeks in a coma thought to be brought on by a prescription drug overdose, “Taxi” star Jeff Conaway has died. He was 60 years old.

Conaway, who is perhaps best known for his role as Kenickie in the 1978 iconic film “Grease,” fell into a coma after the reported overdose and was taken to a hospital on May 11. He never woke up.

On Thursday, Radar Online reported that the family of the star, who had a long and public battle with drug addiction, was looking to take him off of life support. Doctors
had previously told the family that no brain activity was detected from the star.

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Jeff Conaway in Grease

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DISNEY WORLD CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1967

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Construction of Walt Disney World in Florida began in 1967, less than a year after Walt Disney’s death. The operation opened on October 1, 1971.

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life disney world opening
(October 15, 1971)

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