Archive for April 17th, 2011

SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Help Me, Rhonda"  written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love of The Beach
Boys. The song is the first Beach Boys song (with the exception of their
Christmas Album) to feature a lead vocal by Al Jardine. It was released in
March 1965 on The Beach Boys Today! album as "Help Me, Ronda". By
that time, it had already been re-recorded; this second recording was
released as a single through Capitol Records, re-titled with the more
well-known "Rhonda" spelling.

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THEY HAD THE #1 SONG ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Freddie and the Dreamers were an English group who had a number of hit records
between May 1963 and November 1965. The group remained active until December of
2000 when they played their final gig at Margate Winter Gardens. After that date, band leader Freddie Garrity was told by his doctors that due to his pulmonary hypertension it was not advisable for him to continue working, and he officially retired from any work in February 2001. He died on May 19, 2006 at the age of 69.

 

 

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Freddie Garretty performing on stage

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THE MUSTANG DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1964

 
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The Ford Mustang (1965 model) was initially based on the compact Ford Falcon and
was introduced early in 1964. It became the automakers most successful launch
since the Model A.

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IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles. The invasion had
the support of the U.S. government and was launched less than three months after
John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency of the United States. The main invasion took place at a beach named Playa Giron, located at the mouth of the bay (see map below). The invading combatants were defeated by Cuban armed forces within three days.

BayofPigs MAP

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Bay of Pigs Begins

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RADIO SHOW’S NETWORK DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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Lights Out was an extremely popular old-time radio program devoted mostly to
horror and the supernatural. The first series of shows ran on a local New York
NBC affiliate, WENR, at midnight on Wednesday, starting in January of 1934. It
was soon picked up by the NBC radio network, after huge demand. and was
broadcast nationally, usually late at night and always on Wednesdays until
the summer of 1947. The series eventually made the transition to TV. The
show was to radio, like what The Twilight Zone was to television.

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Arch Obler, left, was the writer/director of Lights Out during the 
early years of the show. He is seen here with actor Tommy Cook. 
 

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