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FORMER TEEN IDOL IS 76 TODAY

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FAN
Frankie Avalon was born Francis Thomas Avallone in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Avalon appeared with Annette Funicello in several beach party
movies during the mid-60s. His song "Why" became the last #1
hit of the 1950s. He played the trumpet during his first television
appearance at age twelve.

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1963

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BEST SELLING RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1952



Al Martino
(Jasper Cini) (October 7, 1927 – October 13, 2009)


Al Martino
’s recording of “Here in My Heart” made history as the first number one
on the UK Singles Chart, on 14 November 1952, the song remained in the top
position for nine weeks in the United Kingdom, setting a record for the longest consecutive run at number one, a record which, over 50 years on, has only been
beaten by five other singles.

 

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CAPITOL’S FIRST TOP HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1942

SLACK&MORSE
Freddie Slack and singer Ella Mae Morse

"Cow Cow Boogie” is a "country-boogie" style blues song written for the 1942
Abbott & Costello film Ride ‘Em Cowboy. The first recording was by Freddie
Slack
& his Orchestra, featuring 17-year-old vocalist Ella Mae Morse. The
record was the first release by Capitol Records and their first million-seller.
 
Although Ella Mae’s follow-up recordings sold fairly well, she never obtained
a huge following, but continued to make records until 1957. Morse died of
respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona in 1999 at age 75.  

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‘’MR. EXCITEMENT’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr.
(June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984)

Jackie Wilson was a Grammy Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame inductee who helped R&B transition into soul. He
recorded over 50 hit singles and had six #1 R&B hits, including
"You Better Know It" and "Doggin’ Around."

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jackie Wilson #69 on
their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Wilson dropped out of high school at age fifteen and briefly
competed as an amateur boxer.


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The 1958 song is ranked #308 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The
500 Greatest
Songs of All Time
.

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BEST SELLING ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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"Jailhouse Rock" was released on September 24, 1957, to coincide
with the release of Presley’s
motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. The
song is #67 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of
All Time. It was also named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

 

 

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock (8)
Elvis Presley – The Jailhouse Rock Sessions – April 30, 1957

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