Archive for December 3rd, 2011

QUARTET RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Pictured above is Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash
(the Million Dollar Quartet). They recorded together in the Sun Records studio on 
December 4, 1956. The session was not released until after is was discovered
following a search through more than 10,000 hours of tape in the old Sun Records catalogue. The result of the discovery  was  the release of the 1987 "Charly/Sun"
2 LP set #CDX 20 The Complete Million Dollar Session. A 2006 50th anniversary
issue of the session was released on the RCA label and contained approximately
twelve minutes of previously unavailable material, thus placing the titles in the
original recorded sequence.

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Sun Records owner and producer Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley

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LAUNCH OF GEMINI 7 ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Gemini 7 crew from left: James A. Lovell, Jr and Frank F. Borman

Gemini 7 (officially Gemini VII) was the 4th manned flight in NASA’s Gemini program,
the 12th manned American flight and the 20th spaceflight of all time. The crew of
Frank F. Borman, II and James A. Lovell, Jr (above) spent nearly 13 2/3 days in
space for a total of 206 orbits, and were joined on orbit by the Gemini-6A flight
which performed the first rendezvous maneuver of manned spacecraft.


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Above picture taken during the rendezvous of Gemini 6 and 7

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JEFF BRIDGES IS 62 YEARS OLD TODAY!

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Young Jeff Bridges with his father Lloyd Bridges in Sea Hunt

Jeff Bridges today

Actor Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his
portrayal of Otis “Bad” Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. His career began
when he worked as a child with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother Beau
Bridges in the syndicated television series Sea Hunt (1958-1961).The best
known films by Jeff Bridges include Tron (1982), John Carpenter’s Starman
(1984), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Iron Man (2008). Bridges earned his
sixth Academy Award nomination for his role of Rooster Cogburn in the 2010
Coen brothers remake of True Grit.


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Bridges from The Last Picture Show (1970)

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Jeff in The Big Lebowski

 

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Jeff as Rooster Cogburn, True Grit

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‘’PLOP PLOP, FIZZ FIZZ’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1931

 


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Alka-Seltzer,the effervescent antacid and pain reliever,was first
marketed by the Dr. Miles Medicine Company and was sold for the
first time on December 3, 1931. It was once advertised as a cure-all;
at one time, its ads even suggested taking it for "the blahs".

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DANIEL DAY LEWIS PLAYS HONEST ABE

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Daniel Day Lewis (above) has the title role in “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s
biopic of the 16th president. The film is scheduled for release next year.

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The real Lincoln

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