Archive for December 27th, 2011

NUMBER ONE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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“Let’s Do It Again”, written by Curtis Mayfield, was part of the soundtrack for the
Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier movie of the same name. It was the last single to reach
the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975.

In 1999, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pops Staples
died of complications from a concussion suffered in December 2000. In 2005, the
group was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  

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LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY!

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COVERED BY NEWSWEEK ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulz’ "Peanuts" comic strip.

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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“Someday We’ll Be Together" is the last of twelve number-one singles for Diana
Ross & the Supremes on the Motown label. It is the final Supremes song featuring
Diana Ross, who left the group in January 1970 to pursue a solo career and was
also the last American number-one hit for the 1960s.

Note: “Someday We’ll Be Together” was also the last record played by Dave
“Record” Stone (shown below) when radio 910 KISN in Portland, Oregon was
silenced on Thursday, September 2, 1976.

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IT WAS 64 YEARS AGO TODAY!

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Howdy Doody was a children’s television program on NBC featuring a freckle-faced
boy puppet (Howdy) and his marionette friends. The show was hosted by Buffalo
Bob Smith and Clarabell the Clown (Bob Keeshan). It first aired on Saturday,
December 27, 1947 and ran till September 24, 1960.The pioneering children’s
show was a template for many similar show to follow.

"Rodeo Ray" is filling in for a vacationing Buffalo Bob Smith on this
episode of Howdy Doody. Smith pre-recorded Howdy’s voice.

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The Howdy Doody tenth anniversary show

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