Archive for June 7th, 2011

HOME VIDEOTAPE RECORDER DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Sony Corporation unveiled its first home-use videotape recorder, the
CV-2000 (above). The black and white only unit sold for $995.

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JOHNY CASH SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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The Johnny Cash Show was a music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash. The
TV series from Screen Gems ran for 58-episodes from June 7, 1969 to March 31,
1971 on ABC. The show was recorded at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, then home
of the Gand Ole Opry. It reached No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970. Cash opened each show, and its regulars included members of his touring troupe, his wife June
Carter Cash, the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and Johnny’s
backing band the Tennessee Three. The show featured many folk-country musicians such as Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, kristofferson, Merle Haggard, and Tammy
Wynette.

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LIFE ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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The cover of "LIFE" magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times, which included saddle shoes.

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

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TOM JONES IS 71 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer, who  the mid 1960s, has sung many styles of
popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, techno, soul and
gospel. He has sold over 100 million records. Jones began singing at an early
age: he would regularly sing at family gatherings, weddings, and in his school
choir. Tom Jones became the front man for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a
Welsh beat group, in 1963. They gained a local following and reputation in
South Wales.

 

 

“It’s Not Unusual” was the first hit for Jones in America, peaking at
#10 in May of 1965. It also reached #3 on Billboard’s Easy Listening
Chart.
 It has since become Jones’ signature song.

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