Archive for June 23rd, 2011

JUNE CARTER CASH (JUNE 23, 1929-MAY 15, 2003)

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June at five years old

June Carter then

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Valerie June Carter Cash was a singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, and author who
was a member of the Carter Family singing group. She was the second wife of singer Johnny Cash (above). She acted in several films and TV shows. June played Mrs. "Momma" Dewey in Robert Duvall’s 1998 movie The Apostle.

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June and Johnny in 2002, their last photo together

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LABOR LAW ENACTED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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The Labor–Management Relations Act was enacted June 23, 1947, informally
the Taft–Hartley Act is a United States federal law that monitors the activities
and power of labor unions.  The act, still effective, was sponsored by Senator
Robert Taft and Representative Fred A. Hartley, Jr. and legislated by overriding
U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s veto on June 23, 1947; labor leaders called it
the “slave-labor bill”while President Truman argued that it was a “dangerous
intrusion on free speech,” and that it would “conflict with important principles of
our democratic society,” Truman would subsequently use it twelve times during
his presidency. The principal author of the Taft–Hartley Act was J. Mack Swigert
of a Cincinnati law firm.


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Ohio Senator Robert Taft

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Rep. Fred A. Hartley, Jr. of N.J.

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TOP 40 HIT RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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“My Maria” became a Top 10 hit, peaking at #9 on the pop chart. It
remained a Top 40 hit for twelve weeks. It also spent one week at #1
on the adult contemporary chart. The guitar work was done by Larry
Carlton (below).

 

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THE PREACHER RETURNS!

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The re-launch of KISN radio begins Sept. 1st. Hear Pat Pattee and the other Good Guys play your favorite good music. 

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NIKI SULLIVAN (JUNE 23, 1937 – APR. 6, 2004)

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Niki M. Sullivan was a rock and roll guitarist, born in South Gate, Calif. He
was one of the three original members of Buddy Holly’s backing group,The
Crickets. Though he lost interest within a year or two of his involvement, his
guitar playing was an integral part of Holly’s early success. He also co-wrote
a number of his hit songs and sang back-up vocals on 27 of the 32 songs
Buddy recorded over his brief career. Since he had a slight resemblance to
Holly in his skinny posture and glasses, Niki was often called "the other guy
in glasses" by critics in their reviews.

 

Niki Sullivan and his band

 

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Pictured left to right: Niki Sullivan, Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, and
Joe B. Mauldin.

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