Archive for December 11th, 2011

FROM THE OREGONIAN ON THIS DAY IN 1987

Al Priddy     

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1957

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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The most famous recording of the song “See You Later, Alligator” was recorded on December 12, 1955 by Bill Haley & His Comets. The song was featured in the 1956 musical film Rock Around the Clock (clip below).   

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OL’ BLUE EYES WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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   Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra  (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Sinatra began singing for tips at the age of eight at a local nightclub in Hoboken,
New Jersey. He began singing professionally as a teenager in the 1935 when he
joined a hometown singing group, The Three Flashes. With the addition of Sinatra,
the group became known as The Hoboken Four. After the group appeared on Major Bowes Amateur Hour, they garnered 40,000 votes and won the first prize, a six month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States. Frank learned music
by ear, but he never learned how to read music.

Sinatra also had a successful career as a film actor, winning the Academy Award for
Best Supporting Actor for his role in From Here to Eternity (1953), a nomination for
Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and received critical acclaim for
his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

Recorded in 1957

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“OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ‘57 CHEVROLET!”

Recorded in 2005

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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN THE 1940’s

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