Archive for October 13th, 2011

ED SULLIVAN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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                 Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan

       (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974)

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The Beatles

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Elvis Presley

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MARIE OSMOND IS 52 TODAY

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Olive Marie Osmond is a singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the 
show business family The Osmonds. Although she was never part of her
family’s singing group, she gained success as a solo country music artist in
the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is a cover of the popular country
ballad “Paper Roses”. Marie and her singer brother Donny Osmond  hosted
a TV variety show on ABC Donny & Marie (January 1976-January 1979).    

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Marie Osmond and her brother Donny

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Marie with one of the dolls she designed

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TV SPECIAL AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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FRANK AND BING

The Edsel Show was a hour-long special broadcast live on the CBS network
on Sunday October 13, 1957. It was a promotion for Ford Motor Company’s
new car the Edsel. The special replaced The Ed Sullivan show for that one
evening only. Featured stars included Bing Crosby and Frank sinatra and
the appearance by a “mystery guest”…Bob Hope. The Edsel Show has
been credited as Bing Crosby’s real television breakthrough with many
future TV specials.   

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Bob Hope

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TODAY IS PAUL SIMON’S 70th BIRTHDAY

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A young Paul Simon (center)

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Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

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Paul Frederic Simon is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who, along with
Art Garfunkel, is best known for being part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel
beginning in 1965. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three
chart toppers,  “The Sound of Silence”,”Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over
Troubled Water”. The duo split in 1970, and Simon began a successful
solo career. He has earned 13 Grammy’s, and the Lifetime Achievement
Award. Paul Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
2001. In 2007, he was the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular
Song from the Library of Congress.

 

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ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS ON TV!

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The Carol Burnett Show ran on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March
29, 1978. It  won 25 prime time Emmy Awards.

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