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FRONTMAN HAS DIED AT 69

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Gregg Allman, the legendary frontman of The Allman Brothers, died Saturday
at his home in Savannah, Georgia due to complications of liver cancer. He had
a history of health problems in the past and underwent a liver transplant in
2010.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1940.

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It was on this day in 1868

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                                                                             Andrew Johnson 

                                                                            
                                                         

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John Wayne  (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

In his youth, John Wayne was employed in a local ice
cream shop. His football scholarship to USC was taken
away after he got injured while bodysurfing.

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Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson married in
the Dominican Republic on this day in 1994.

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Hank Williams with son Hank Williams JR.

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Hank Williams JR. (Randall Hank Williams) is 68 today.

Hank Williams JR. followed in the footsteps of his late
father at a young age and started singing when he was
eight years old.

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PRISCILLA PRESLEY IS 72 TODAY

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Priscilla in 1960.

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Elvis and priscilla wedding picture, May 1, 1967.

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Priscilla Ann Presley (Wagner) was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Priscilla was the wife of singer Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973 and played a
role on the CBS television series Dallas (April 1978 – May 1991). She made
her TV debut in 1983, playing Sandy Redford in the TV film Love Is Forever.

 

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ROSS SIMPSON

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May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse opens a telegraph line connecting Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Samuel Morse developed the electric telegraph and his eponymous code in 1836; by 1843, the U.S.government had appropriated to him for the construction of an experimental 61 km telegraph line that would run from Washington D.C. to Baltimore-this line was completed in early 1844.It officially opened on May 24,1844, when Morse sent the words “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quote from the Book of…
Samuel F.B. Morse formally opening  America’s first telegraph line.

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The four men convicted of bombing the New York’s World Trade
Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison on this day in
1994.

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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria)
(May 24, 1819 – January 22, 1901)

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until
1901. A national emblem of morality, she oversaw a great 
period of expansion in the British Empire and had the longest
reign of any monarch (nearly sixty-four years) until Queen 
Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015.


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The Brooklyn Bridge on opening night, May 24, 1883. Photo from
Brooklyn Museum.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is 76 years old today.

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the 1960’s
with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and
Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They Are a-Changin’," "Like
a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street." He changed his name to Dylan
after the poet Dylan Thomas. Bod Dylan was born into a Jewish family, but later
converted to Christianity.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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All alone on stage, actress Marilyn Monroe sings ‘Happy Birthday’
to President John F. Kennedy, New York, on this day in 1962. 

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President John Kennedy acknowledges cheers at Madison Square
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Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier)
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

 


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   It was on this day in 1992.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher will turn 42 August 21.

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Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is 72 years old today.

Pete Townshend had plans to become a graphic artist before his music career
took off after his grandmother bought him his first guitar in 1956.

After having a spiritual awakening and becoming a Baba disciple, he was one
of very few rock stars who opposed the use of psychedelic drugs.

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