Archive for October 16th, 2011

EARLY NOVELTY RECORD OF THE 1950s

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"Open the Door, Richard" started the fad of answer song records.
The
Merry Macs were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003

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‘‘MR. PIANO” HAS DIED AT 87

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LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who
topped the Billboard pop chart in the 1950s and played for nine
U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday October 8.

Williams died at his home in Los Angeles of complications from
pancreatic cancer, according to his former publicist, Rob Wilcox.

 

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ELVIS MADE HIS RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Elvis Presley’s first major musical exposure was on October 16, 1954 when he
made his first radio appearance on the Louisiana Hayride. He earned the sum
of $18 and his sidemen, Bill Black and Scotty Moore, were each paid $12. The
show was broadcast on Shreveport radio station KWKH-AM.

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CARTOON STUDIO BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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The Disney brothers from left: Roy and Walt 

After Walt Disney produced his short film "Alice’s Wonderland" in Kansas City, he 
entered into an agreement with New York Distributor, M.J. Winkler to release a 
series of "Alice Comedies" based on the films title character. That agreement on 
October 16, 1923 became the official founding date of the Walt Disney Company, 
known then as the “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio”, with brothers Walt and Roy  
Disney, as equal partners. Today, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group is one of 
the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. 

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The original Walt Disney Studio was located in the rear of
a small office occupied by a reality company in Los Angeles

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SUZANNE SOMERS IS 65 TODAY

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Suzanne Somers (born Suzanne Marie Mahoney) is a actress, author, singer
and businesswoman. She is best known for the television roles as Chrissy on
the ABC comedy series Three’s Company (1977-1984) and Carol Lambert on
Step by Step also on ABC (1991-1997). Somers also had a small part in  
Magnum Force (1974)  

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Suzanne Somers was the mysterious “blonde in the T-Bird” in
the 1973 George Lucas coming of age film  American Graffiti.

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