Archive for July 10th, 2017

RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The song "Ode to Billie Joe" was written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry,
a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single,
released in late July, was a number-one hit in the U.S. and became a
big international seller. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for
1967. The song is ranked #412 on Rolling Stone‘s list of "the 500 Greatest
Songs of All
Time
". It generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in
three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

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Bobbie Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) will be 73 on July 27.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II on this
day in 1940.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between
Europe and the U.S.

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It was on this day in 1850.

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A statue of Millard Fillmore, outside of City Hall in Buffalo,
New York.

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Arlo Davy Guthrie is 70 years old today.

Arlo Guthrie‚Äôs only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman‘s "City
of New Orleans
". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official
folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. He
has also made several acting appearances.

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