Archive for July 8th, 2011

JERRY VALE ~ BIRTHDAY 79 TODAY

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In order to make some money while in high school, Jerry Vale he took a job shining
shoes in a barbershop in New York City. He sang while he shined shoes, and his
boss liked the sound so well that he paid for music lessons for the boy. Vale soon
started singing in high school musicals which let to night club gigs, including one
that lasted for three years. It was there that Jerry was discovered by songwriter
Paul Insetta, who was also a road manager for singer Guy Mitchell. He was signed
to a management contract, made some demo recordings for Columbia Records and,
as they say, the rest is history. His version of the National Anthem, recorded in the
late 1960s, was a fixture at sporting events for many years. Vale and Rita, his wife
of over forty years, reside in Palm Desert, California.

 

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ELVIS HAD THE #1 HIT ON THIS DATE IN 1957

 

This song stayed at number-one for 7 weeks, and the third of the
four that he would have that year. It also hit number one on the R&B
R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth number one on that chart.

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FORMER FIRST LADY BETTY FORD DEAD AT 93

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ROCK LEGENDS BILL HALEY & ELVIS PRESLEY

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The Father of rock and roll with the King

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WALL STREET JOURNAL DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1889

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The Wall Street Journal. is a international daily newspaper published in New York
City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation. It primarily covers American economic and international business topics, financial news concerns 
and issues.The Journal is the largest newspaper in the U.S.,by circulation according
to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. On July 8, 1889, the first issue of The Wall Street Journal (above), featuring four pages and costing two cents, was published. Pictured below is Charles Dow, the founder of The Wall Street Journal.

 

CHARLES DOW
Wall Street Journal founder Charles Dow

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