Archive for February, 2012

ACTOR ALEX ROCCO IS 76 TODAY

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Alex Rocco ( born Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr.) has portrayed
characters from comedy to gangsters in Mafia movies such as
The
Godfather
in 1972 where he played the part of Moe Greene, a Las
Vegas casino owner.   

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Rocco as seen in The Godfather

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Alex Rocco in Detroit 9000 (1973)

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DAVY JONES AND THE MONKEES

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1967

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1966

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‘’JD’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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   James "Jimmy" Dorsey
(February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957)

Jimmy Dorsey was a prominent Jazz musician, composer, and big
band leader. He is the older brother of band leader Tommy Dorsey. 

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“So Rare” was recorded November 11, 1956 and released in January of 1957. It went 
to the #2 Billboard position and remained on the charts for 26 weeks. It became the 
highest charting song by a big band during the first decade of the rock and roll era. 

(A note from this blogger: This was the very first record I purchased with part of my
weekly allowance at age 14.)

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The Dorsey brothers, Jimmy and Tommy

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SINGER DAVY JONES IS DEAD AT 66

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David Thomas "Davy" Jones, the lead singer of the group The
Monkees, reportedly died this morning of an apparent heart
attack in Florida. 

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TODAY IS LEAP YEAR DAY!

Feb29 LEAP YEAR

Leap Year was named after an Archbishop Oswald of York who died on February
29, 992. It is also referred to as St. Oswald’s Day.Leap year occurs every four years. years. The reason, It is necessary in order to keep the calendar year synchronized
with the astronomical year. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.  

A  fun fact…People who are born on Leap Year are called “leapers” or “leaplings”.

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