Archive for August 21st, 2013

CELEBRATED JAZZ PIANIST IS DEAD AT 95

MARIAN MCPORTLAND YNG

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   Margaret Marian McPartland, (March 20, 1918 – August 20, 2013)


NEW YORK (AP) – Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host
of the National Public Radio show "Piano Jazz," died of natural causes
Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island.

Over a career that spanned more than six decades, McPartland became
a fixture in the jazz world as a talented musician and well-loved radio
personality.

Born Margaret Marian Turner in England, she began playing classical
piano at the age of 3. At 17, she was accepted to the Guildhall School 
of Music. She left in her third year to play piano with a touring vaudeville
act, to the chagrin of her parents, who she said were "horrified," and a
professor who called popular music "rubbish."

During World War II, while playing for Allied troops with the USO and its
British equivalent, she met her husband, Jimmy McPartland. He died in 
1991.

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SPECIAL STARRING THE CITY OF PORTLAND

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This CBS television special was filmed in September 1957 and was aired on
December 8 of that year. Except for host Glenn Ford, none of the people in 
this documentary are actors.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is 75 today

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THE “MASTER OF THE TELECASTER” IS 74

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Elvis Presley and guitarist James Burton


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Burton has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001. He has
also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of
Fame and Museum
. One critic writes that "Burton has a well-deserved reputation
as one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard."

Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of notable
singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Roy
Orbison,
Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Glen Campbell to name a few.

 

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NOVELTY RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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"The Flying Saucer", or "The Flying Saucer Parts 1 & 2", is a novelty record 
which hit #3 in 1956. It is considered to be one of the earliest examples of a 
mashup, using clips from 18 different songs, each of which was a top 20 hit 
1955 or 1956. Bill Buchanan plays the radio announcer, stating that the
Martians are attacking Earth. Dickie Goodman plays reporter John
Cameron-Cameron.

 

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                    From left: Buchanan and Goodman

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