Archive for January 20th, 2012

THE GODFATHER OF R&B IS DEAD at 90

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D.J. Johnny Otis with son Johnny “ Shuggie” Otis, Jr. in 1957 at KFOX radio
in Los Angeles.

 

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         Johnny Otis  (December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012)

Otis was a singer, musician, talent scout, D.J., composer, arranger, and
record producer. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1994 as a nonperformer for his work as a songwriter and producer. Otis
discovered Etta James and Little Richard.

 

                

1958

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STAR TREK ACTOR, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

DEFOREST KELLY YNG 

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Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999)

Actor DeForest Kelley was known for his iconic roles in Westerns and as
Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and
film series Star Trek.

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From left: Leonard Numoy, DeForest Kelley, and William Shatner are
shown in 1973 recording voices for
Star Trek: The Animated Series.  

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SOUL SINGER DEAD AT 73

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(AP) – Legendary Soul singer Etta James’ manager says the
singer has died in Southern California.

Lupe De Leon tells The Associated Press the singer died early
Friday at Riverside Community Hospital.

De Leon says the cause of death is complications of leukemia.

James enduring hits include "At Last" and "Tell Mama."

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INAUGURATION DAY IN 1961

JFK BUTTON

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FDR Inauguration 1933

In 1937,Franklin Delano Roosevelt (center) was the first American President
to be inaugurated on the 20 of January.

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THE #1 SONG IN 1955

 
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