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MEMBER OF COUNTRY TRIO IS DEAD AT 87

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Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown (top) with Maxine Brown in the late 1950s.

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Ella Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931 – January 21, 2019)


(AP) – Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died.

Martha Moore, a publicist working with the family, said Brown died from complications of heart and kidney disease. She was surrounded by her family
on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A songwriter and singer, Russell and her siblings launched their careers on
the "Louisiana Hayride" in the 1950s and had a several chart-topping songs
’50s and ’60s, including "The Three Bells," ”The Old Lamplighter," ”Scarlet
 
 Ribbons (For Her Hair)"and "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On."

They appeared on TV on shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show," ”American Bandstand" and "The Jerry Lewis Show."

The Browns were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.


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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Pictured from left: Elvis Presley, bass player Bill Black, guitarist
Scotty Moore and Sun Records and Memphis Recording studio
head Sam Phillips take a break from a recording session in
Memphis.

Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place in

Memphis, TN. on this day in 1954. He recorded "That’s All Right
(Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."


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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut
during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris on this day in
1946. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

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Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles
title when he defeated Jimmy Connors on this day in 1975.

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Jimmy Connors (left) congratulates Arthur Ash.

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On this day in 1947, Larry Doby signed a contract with the
Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the
American League.

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Lawrence Eugene Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003)

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Ted Williams in 1939.

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Theodore Williams (Theodore Samuel Williams)
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

Ted Williams played his entire 19-year Major League
Baseball
career as a left fielder for the Boston Red S
ox
from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by service time
during
World War II and the Korean War. Nicknamed
"The Kid", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest
players in baseball history, despite being a below
average defensive left fielder. Williams was a nineteen-
time
All-Star, a two-time recipient of the American
League
 Most Valuable Player Award, a six-time AL
batting champion, and a two-time Triple Crown
winner.

Ted Williams finished his playing career with a .344
batting average, 521 home runs, and a .482 on-base
percentage
, the highest of all time. His career batting
average is the highest of any MLB player whose career
was played primarily in the
live-ball era, and ranks tied
for 7th all-time (with
Billy Hamilton). Williams retired
from playing in 1960 and was inducted into the
Baseball
Hall of Fame
in 1966. He died of cardiac arrest at the age
of 83 on July 5, 2002.

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LABORATORY RESULTS ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Jack Ely (second from left) with The Kingsmen was 19 when he sang
the Portland, Oregon garage-band classic version, “Louie, Louie”.

Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have started as an
idle rumor, the
FBI launched a formal investigation in 1964 into the supposedly pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” That investigation finally
neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared
the lyrics of “Louie Louie” to be officially unintelligible.

No one will ever know who started the rumor that “Louie Louie” was dirty. As written by Richard Berry in 1955, the lyrics revolve around a sailor from the Caribbean lamenting to a bartender named Louie about missing his far-away
love. As recorded in poor conditions and in a single take by The Kingsmen
in 1963.
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Jack Brown Ely (September 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015)

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RECORD RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The single, "Jailhouse Rock" spent one week at the top of the country
charts, and reached the number one position on the R&B chart. The
B-side "Treat Me Nice" (another song from the “Jailhouse Rock” movie
soundtrack) was a number-one hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957.

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Elvis Presley during a “Jailhouse Rock” recording session.  

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The single “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for
seven weeks, Cashbox‘s pop singles chart for six weeks. It was No.
1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and went
to No. 3 on the R&B chart, becoming Presley’s first million-seller,
and one of the best-selling singles of 1956. The song reached the
top 5 of Country and best-selling singles of 1956. It also reached
the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts
simultaneously and would eventually be certified double platinum
by the
Recording Industry Association of America.

In 1995 "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of
Fame
, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the "500
Greatest
Songs of All Time". That year it was also included in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s "500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll".

 

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Elvis Presley holding framed gold record of “Heartbreak Hotel”
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