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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The novelty song "The Purple People Eater" was written and performed
by
Sheb Wooley, which reached no. 1 on the Billboard pop charts in 1958
from June 9 to July 14.

According to Wooley, MGM Records initially rejected the song, saying
that it was not the type of music with which they wanted to be identified.

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Actor-singer Sheb Wooley
Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley
(April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003)

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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"Charlie Brown" was a top-ten hit for The Coasters in the spring
of 1959. It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts,
and was the first of three top-ten hits for the group that year.

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AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING

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The comic strip Dick Tracy made its debut in the Detroit Mirror on
Sunday, October 4, 1931 as Plainclothes Tracy. It was created by
Chester Gould who wrote and drew the popular strip until 1977.

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Cartoonist Chester Gould (November 20, 1900 – May 11, 1985)

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TURN THOSE DEAD FLIES INTO CASH!

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   1914

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LEARN TO PLAY THE SAW!

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1922

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