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FIRST 3-D CARTOON DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1953

melody

Walt Disney’s first ever 3-D cartoon “Melody” premiered at
the Paramount Theater in Hollywood. It was a short (10-min)
distributed by RKO. The film was the first in a proposed series
of shorts teaching the principles of music.

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THIS WAS #1 ON THIS DATE IN 1966

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percy-sledge now

whan a man loves 45

This song was listed 54th in the List of Rolling Stone magazine’s
500 greatest songs of all time.

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FIRST ALL-COLOR, TALKING MOVIE ON THIS DATE IN 1929

on with the show poster

On with the Show! is a 1929 musical film released by Warner Bros. It is the
first ever all-talking all-color feature length movie, and the second color
movie released by Warner Bros. It debuted in New York City.

OnWithTheShow lobby card
Theater lobby card

On-with-the-show-tm

A frame from a surviving 20 second color fragment found in 2005

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GROUP’S TV DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1966

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association album

The recording Along Comes Mary went to #7 on the Billboard charts, and
led to the group’s first album, and then…along comes the Association.

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JOHN FOGERTY TURNED 66 TODAY

john fogerty then
john_fogerty now 

John Cameron Fogerty achieved fame as the lead singer/songwriter and
guitarist in Creedence Clearwater Revival and has since gone on to a
chart-topping solo career. Fogerty has a rare distinction of being named
on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists at #40 and the
list of 100 Greatest Singers at #72.

1969

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