Archive for August 25th, 2011

THIS WAS THE #1 SONG 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

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"The Loco-Motion" sung by Little Eva (Eva Boyd) was the sixth most
successful single of 1962 according to Billboard. 

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                  (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003)

 

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BANDS BIG HIT RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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The song "Ramblin’ Man", based on a 1951 Hank Williams song by the same
name, was the first and only top ten single for The Allman Brothers Band, 
topping out at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Ramblin’ Man" is one of 
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN ~

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                    (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was a conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and 
pianist. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously 
talented and successful musicians in American history." Bernstein had a long
tenure as the music director of the New Your Philharmonic. He is also known
for his music in both the Broadway and film productions of West Side Story
(1957/1961).

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HIT SONG CHARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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“Sherry” was the first nationally-released single and the first number one hit for
The Four Seasons in September of 1962. It held the top spot for five consecutive
weeks. According to the songs writer, Bob Gaudio, “Sherry” took only about 15
minutes to put on paper and was originally titled “Jackie Baby” in honor of then-
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Frankie Valli

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Hugh-Downs concentration

The original NBC network daytime game show Concentration first aired
on August 25, 1958 and ran until March 23, 1973, the longest run of any
game show on NBC. The first host was Hugh Downs (above).

 

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The Concentration home game

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