Archive for October 3rd, 2013

IT’S EDDIE COCHRAN’S BIRTHDAY!

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The Cochran family in 1939, Mother Alice, Eddie, sister Pat
and father Frank 

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Edward Raymond ‘Eddie’ Cochran
  (October 3, 1938–April 17, 1960)

Cochran’s rockabilly songs, such as "C’mon Everybody", "Somethin’ Else",
and "Summertime Blues" had a lasting influence on rock music and future
stars like The Beatles.



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April 18, 1960

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

DICK VAN DYKE SHOW TV

The CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show originally aired
until June 1, 1966. It was created by comedian Carl Reiner and won
15 Emmy Awards. In 2002, the series ranked at 13 on TV Guide’s 50
Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

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Mary Tyler Moore is 76 (Dec. 29, 1936) and Richard Wayne “Dick” Van
Dyke is 87 (Dec. 13, 1925). They are shown here as they appeared on
the ‘Rachael Ray’ TV show in 2011.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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    Camille Bohannon

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CHUBBY CHECKER IS 72 TODAY

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Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) had a 1960 hit with a cover of Hank Ballard’s
”The Twist”. The song popularized a new dance craze and in September 2008
it topped Billboard’s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 
100 since its debut in 1958,

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COMEDY SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The series began on CBS, originally sponsored by Lorillard‘s Kent cigarettes in its
first season, Scott Paper Company became the primary sponsor when the series
moved to NBC in the fall of 1955, remaining as sponsor even after it moved back
to CBS in September 1958, with Lever Brothers as an alternate sponsor from 1957 through 1960. A total of 203 episodes were produced, running until September 17,
1960, and appearing on all three of the television networks of the time, including
prime-time repeats from September 1960 through April 1963.

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