Archive for April 12th, 2011

ALAN FREED’S EASTER JUBLIEE OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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"Alan Freed’s Easter Jubilee of Stars" opened for a ten-day run at the Brooklyn
Paramount Theater in New York! All the Rock and Roll stars of the day were
there, sometimes over 20 acts in a show and all for just a $2.50 ticket. Among
many featured artists were La Vern Baker, The Flamingos, The Platters, Buddy
Holly, The Everly Brothers, and Jerry Lee Lewis, just to name a few. Great closers
included Jackie Wilson, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino.These class
acts were all backed up by the Alan Freed “Big Beat Orchestra” led by Sam “the 
Man” Taylor.  
 

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The shows program

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NEW DVD ARRIVAL TODAY

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Car 54, Where Are You? The Complete First Season, contains 4 DVD’S

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left to right, Muldoon (Fred Gwynne) and Toody (Joe E. Ross)

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DAVID CASSIDY IS 61 YEAR’S OLD TODAY

DAVID IN SCHOOL 

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David Bruce Cassidy is a actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best
known for his role as the character of Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical
sitcom The Partridge Family on ABC-TV from September 25, 1970 – March
23, 1974. He was one of the most celebrated teen idols, enjoying a very 
successful music career in the 1970s, and is still performing. He has a  
scheduled performance in London today and a birthday party during   
the show is planned.
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David Cassidy in The Partridge Family

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LAST HIT FOR THE VENTURES ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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Theme from the CBS-TV show Hawaii Five-O (1968 – 1980)

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MAYOR SONNY BONO ON THIS DATE IN 1988

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Sonny Bono entered politics after growing frustration with local government 
bureaucracy in trying to open a restaurant in Palm Springs, Cal. Bono placed
a successful bid and become the new mayor of Palm Springs. He served four
years (1988 to 1992). He was instrumental in making the city more business-
friendly and in spearheading the creation of the Palm Springs International
Film Festival, which is now held each year in Bono’s memory.Bono died on
January 5, 1998, at the age of 62. The official statement reported that he
sustained injuries when he struck a tree while skiing.

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Congressman Sonny Bono in 1994. Bono remains the only member of
Congress to have scored a #1 pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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