Archive for June 10th, 2011

#1 RECORD ON THIS DATE IN 1972

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“The Candy Man" spent three weeks at the number one spot on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart and two weeks atop the adult contemporary
chart. The song featured vocals by the Mike Curb Congregation. It
soon became Sammy’s signature song.

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MOVEMENT FOUNDED ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid movement that helps
other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Now claiming more than 2 million members, AA
was founded in 1935 by William Wilson, a New York stock broker and Dr. Robert
Smith an Akron, Ohio surgeon (below). With other early members Wilson and Smith  
developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development.

 


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Dr. Robert Smith

 

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LOOKING BACK ~ PORTLAND’S ROSE PARADE

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PORTLAND POSTCARD ROSE CITY FESTIVAL JUN 1911

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Marching cadets in the 1911 Rose parade

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JUDY GARLAND (JUNE 10, 1922–JUNE 22, 1969)

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Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Judy Garland attained
international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a
recording artist  and on the concert stage. She received a juvenile Academy
Award, won a Golden Globe Award, as well as Grammy Awards and a special
Tony Award.  Judy was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for
her role in the 1954 musical film A Star is Born and for Best Supporting Actress
for her performance in the film, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). At 40 years of
age, Judy Garland was the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for
lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. She is most identified as
Dorothy in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

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Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1967

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"I Was Made to Love Her" peaked at number-two on the Billboard Pop
Singles chart and spent four non-consecutive weeks at number-one on
the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.

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