Archive for August 2nd, 2011

WHEN JOHNNY CASH LEFT SUN RECORDS

DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN

Although Johnny Cash was Sun Records most consistently best-selling artist 
at that time, he felt constrained by his contract with the small label, Elvis Presley  
had already left Sun, and Sun Records owner/producer Sam Phillips was focusing  
most of his attention and promotion on Jerry Lee Lewis. The following year Cash  
left the label on August 2, 1958 to sign a lucrative offer with Columbia Records, 
where his single "Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” became one of his biggest hits. 

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THE PT 109 INCIDENT ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1943

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April 1943, 25-year-old Lt. John F. Kennedy arrived in the Pacific and took command
of the Patrol Torpedo boat, PT 109. Just months later,the most famous collision in
U.S. Navy history occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on August 2, 1943 when the boat
collided with a Japanese destroyer, killing two of his men.

pt-109 poster-original


Jimmy Dean’s PT-109 was one of the five top forty songs he had in
1962 and was the biggest hit, reaching the top ten on the charts.The
above video contains scenes from the 1963 biographical film PT-109
staring Cliff Robertson as Lt. John F. Kennedy.

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NIGHTMARE MAN WES CRAVEN IS 72 TODAY

WES CRAVEN MAIN

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven, the actor, film director, writer, and producer is
perhaps best known as the director of numerous horror films, including
the famed A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) which featured the iconic
character Freddy Krueger and was the feature film debut of actor
Johnny Depp.  

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FreddyKrueger
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

HILLS HAVE EYES
1977

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NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1975

 Oneofthesenightssingle

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One of These Nights
is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released 
in 1975. The record’s title song became the group’s second #1 single
on the Billboard Hot 100.

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