Archive for December 30th, 2011

A NEW YEAR’S SONG FROM THE 1940s

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Sheet Music (Kay Kyser)

 

“Handsome” Harry Babbitt with Kay Kyser and his Orchestra, 1940s  

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RADIO MYSTERY DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from Wednesday, December 30, 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin (above) had the title
roles when the series debuted. The characters originated in 1930s vignettes written
by Richard Lockridge. The radio program eventually reached nearly 20 million faithful listeners.

 

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Writer Richard Lockridge

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LAST NUMBER ONE SINGLE FOR 1967

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“Hello Goodbye” spent seven weeks in the number one position.  

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FIRST COLOR TV SETS SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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The Admiral color TV with a 15" screen

The first compatible color television was built by the Admiral corporation and went
on sale Dec. 30, 1953. The set had a price tag of $1,175. According to the David
Sarnoff Library in Princeton, N.J., the first coast-to-coast color TV broadcast was
the January 1, 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade on NBC.

 

The Queen's Float - 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade
The Queen’s Float, 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade

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A BIRTHDAY FOR TWO MONKEES!

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Davy Jones is 66 today

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Michael Nesmith turned 69 today

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