Archive for April 26th, 2011

THE GREAT INSTRUMENTAL FROM 1959

Sleep-Walk

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THE EDDY ARNOLD SHOW ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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The Eddy Arnold Show had its longest run on ABC-TV from April 26 to September
26, 1956 as a half-hour series. The live program aired from 8–8:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays as a summer replacement for Life is Worth Living, then on June 20
moved to 9:30–10 p.m. on Wednesdays. This show featured a regular cast of
guitarist Chet Atkins, Garland, Wiggins and the instrumental Paul Mitchell (piano)
Quartet. The program originated from the Jewell Theatre in Springfield, Missouri
before an audience of about 500.

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BOBBY RYDELL TURNED 69 TODAY

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Singer Bobby Rydell was considered a so-called "teen idol” during the early
1960s. He is best know for his 1960 recording of “Wild One.” Today, Bobby
is one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the country.

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SKIDMORE FOUNTAIN ~ THEN AND NOW

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The Skidmore Fountain as it appears today near the west end of the Burnside Bridge
at SW First and Ankeny in downtown Portland. It was dedicated September 22, 1888 
in memory of Stephen G. Skidmore, a successful and highly regarded Portland 
businessman.  

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POPULAR SINGER OF THE 1970s HAS DIED

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(born Phoebe Ann Laub; July 17, 1952 – April 26, 2011)

(AP) Phoebe Snow, a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter whose "Poetry Man"
was a defining hit of the 1970s but who then largely dropped out of the spotlight
to care for her disabled daughter, has died. According to her longtime friend and
public relations representative, Rick Miramontez, Snow died Tuesday morning
in Edison, N.J., from complications of a brain hemorrhage suffered in January
2010. She was nominated for best new artist at the 1975 Grammys. Snow was
58 years old.

 

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