Archive for May 27th, 2013

MAGAZINE AD FROM 1950

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FOLK HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1837

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               Known as “Wild Bill” Hickok (James Butler Hickok)  

                                  (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)

Hickok was a folk hero of the Old West because of his expertise as a 
gunfighter and scout along with his reputation as a lawman. 

He was born and raised on a farm in Illinois and headed west at the age
age of 18 as a fugitive from the law. He first worked as a stagecoach 
driver, before becoming a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas
and Nebraska. 

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This pair of Colt pistols are said to be Wild Bill’s. They were raffled off after  
his death to pay the funeral expenses.          

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Rare photo of “Wild Bill” 

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The song was written after a trip to the movies by Buddy Holly, Jerry 
Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The
Searchers
was playing. Wayne’s frequently-used, catchphrase,
"that’ll be the day" inspired the young musicians. The song was
recorded eight months later, at the Norman Petty studios in Clovis,
New Mexico
, on February 25, 1957, and was released  on Decca’s
Brunswick label. Producer Norman Petty credited The Crickets as
the artist to prevent possible legal action against Buddy do to a
contractual agreement with Decca.
 


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HOLIDAY ~

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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