Archive for August 21st, 2011

HERE’S THE NEW ALUMINUM SOFTOP CAN!

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JAZZ STANDARD RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1929

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The original 1929 recording of "Ain’t Misbehavin’",written by Thomas “Fats” Waller received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1984, and it was one of fifty recordings selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress
in 2004. In 2001, the song was one of 365 Songs of the Century selected by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  

 

Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin'

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THE 50TH STATE ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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President Dwight Eisenhower (center) posing with a new 50-star flag displayed for
the first time at the White House on Aug. 21, 1959 where he had earlier signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii to statehood.

Hawaii Statehood

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SINGER KENNY ROGERS IS 73 TODAY

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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and
actor. His most success has been in the country music field, but has charted
more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country
and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States
alone. Two of Kenny Rogers albums, The Gambler and Kenny, were featured
in the About.com poll of The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever”. In 1986
he was voted the “Favorite Singer of All-Time” by readers of USA Today and
People. Rogers has received awards such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs, as
well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning a total of six decades
in 2003.


”The Gambler” was one of five consecutive songs by Rogers to hit
#1 on the Billboard country music charts. On the pop chart, the song
made #16 in early 1979.

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