Archive for January 26th, 2012

GLEN CAMPBELL AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS

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(Fox) LOS ANGELES – Country singer Glen Campbell, who announced in June he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, will be performing at the Grammy Awards this year.

Event organizers announced Thursday that Campbell, 75, will join fellow country
stars The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a special performance during the
show on February 12. .

Campbell, a five-time Grammy winner, is currently traveling across the US on his "Goodbye Tour."

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THE MUSIC OF BUDDY HOLLY

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Recorded October 15, 1957

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A PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1912

POSTCARD MAY, 1912

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FIRST RECORDING SESSION ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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In early 1956, Buddy Holly, along with local guitarist Sonny Curtis and 
bassist Don Guess (Jerry Allison couldn’t make the trip because of
school) took off for Nashville and Decca records for Buddy’s first 
official recording session. 

With producer Owen Bradley, the Thursday, January 26, 1956 , three-
hour recording session yielded four tracks, among them was Buddy’s
debut single, “Blue Days, Black Nights”, backed with “Love Me”, written
by KDAV deejay Ben Hall.

 

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THE #1 RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Ringo Starr’s cover of Johnny Burnett’s 1960 hit “Your Sixteen”
featured Paul McCartney on the Kazoo.

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Paul McCartney

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Example of a Kazoo

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 71 years old.

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