Archive for July 18th, 2011

‘’I’M SORRY’’ WAS [#1] ON THIS DAY IN 1960

Brenda Lee records "Fools Rush In" in 1961. photo: courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Brenda Lee

 

According to the Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson,
Brenda Lee recorded the song early in 1960 but her label, Decca
Records, held it from release for several months out of concern that
a 15-year-old girl was not mature enough to sing about unrequited love.

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Brenda Lee today at 66

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DION DIMUCCI ~ 72 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Dion Francis DiMucci is one of the most popular American rock and roll
performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had over a dozen Top 40
hit records in the late 1950s and early 60s. Included are “Runaround Sue”
and “The Wanderer” in the 1961.The group, Dion and the Belmonts was
formed in late 1957 when Dion joined his friends The Belmonts, Carlo
Mastrangelo, Freddie Milano, and Angelo D’Aleo. In 2000, Dion and the
Belmonts were inducted in The Vocal Group Hall of Fame.  

"A Teenager in Love” was released in March of 1959, eventually
hitting No. 5 on the pop charts.

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MARTHA REEVES TURNED 70 TODAY

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The Vandellas in 1966, from left: Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly and Martha
Reeves

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R&B and Pop singer Martha Rose Reeves was the lead singer of the
Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas. The group scored
over a dozen hit’s, including “Jimmy Mack” (1967), “Dancin’ in the
Street” (1964), and “Nowhere to Run” (1965). Reeves served as an
elected councilwoman for the city of Detroit, Michigan from 2005 to
2009.     

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OSCAR MAYER’S WIENERMOBILE IS 75 TODAY

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The "Wienermobile" is a automobile shaped like a hot dog that is used to advertise
Oscar Mayer products. I was created in 1936 by Oscar’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer. The
first model of the “Wienermobile”(top pic) rolled out of General Body Company’s  factory
in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1936. The cost of the promotional vehicle was $5000. The drivers of the “Wienermobile” are known as Hotdoggers and are still on the road today. 

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Today’s “Wienermobile”

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TV’S ‘’MEDIC’’ SPONSORED BY GE IN 1955

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Medic episodes were introduced and narrated by Richard Boone (above), playing Dr. Konrad Styner who sometimes also appeared in the stories. A total of 59 were aired
from September 1954 to November 1956 on NBC.

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