Archive for August 24th, 2011

THE POLAROID CAMERA FOR 1965

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AT HOME WITH JAYNE MANSFIELD IN 1958

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GUITARIST MASON WILLIAMS IS 73 TODAY

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Mason Williams is an accomplished guitarist and composer who is best
known for his 1968 instrumental “Classical Gas”. He is also a comedy writer
and wrote material for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS from
1967 to 1969. He was head writer for the show at the time “Classical Gas”
was released and premiered the composition on the show. Williams is also
a poet and lyricist who has published several books.

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LENNON’S KILLER SENTENCED ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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Mark David Chapman (pictured above in a recent mug shot) is the accused murderer
of former Beatle member John Lennon on December 8, 1980. The sentencing hearing
for Chapman took place on August 24, 1981. The judge ordered that Chapman should receive psychiatric treatment in prison and sentenced him to 20 years to life. Chapman
is currently imprisoned at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. He has
been denied parole six times.

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In this picture, taken several hours before the fatal shooting on December 
8, 1980, John Lennon is seen autographing a copy of his new record album,
Double Fantasy as Mark Chapman looks on.  

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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“The Three Bells” was the biggest hit for The Browns, Jim Ed Brown and
his sisters Bonnie and Maxine Brown. It was nominated for both Record of 
the Year and the Best Group or Vocal Performance in the Grammy award
categories in 1959.

 

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The Browns today are from left: Maxine, Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown

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