Archive for February 5th, 2012

ONE OF THE GREAT JAZZ GUITARISTS!

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John “Wes” Montgomery (March 6, 1925 – June 15, 1968)
 

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery is the brother of jazz greats,
Buddy and Monk Montgomery. His unique style of playing has been a
strong influence to many guitarists. Wes taught himself how to play the
guitar at the age of nineteen, although he could not read music, he had
a great ability to learn by ear. Montgomery’s career was cut short when
he died of a heart attack at the young age of 45.
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December 12, 1967

1965

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The Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery guitar

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ACTRESS JENNIFER JASON LEIGH IS 50 TODAY!

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Jennifer Jason Leigh (born Jennifer Leigh Morrow) is the daughter
of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner. Her father
died in 1982   when a stunt helicopter crashed on him during the
filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Leigh changed her surname
early in her acting career, taking the meddle name of “Jason” in
honor of a family friend, actor Jason Robards. Jennifer is  best
known for her role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High ( 1982).

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Vic Morrow

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Jennifer Jason Leigh as seen in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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1995

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IT’S A BIG DAY FOR FOOD CONSUMPTION!

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The first Super Bowl game was January 15, 1967.The Green Bay Packers,
led by quarterback Bart Starr, defeated the Kansas City Chief, 35-10.

 

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Team members celebrating the victory with Green Bay Packers
coach Vince Lombardi

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The winner of the Super Bowl is awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy

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BEVERAGE MADE TO AID THE GATORS

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Gatorade thirst quencher is a brand of sports drink currently manufactured
by PepsiCo that is distributed in over 80 countries. It was first developed
in 1965 by researchers at the University of Florida, to replenish the
combination of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes the school’s
athletes lost while sweating during rigorous competitions. The name 
was derived from nickname of the university’s athletic teams, the
“Gators”, The drink was originally produced and marketed by Stokely-
Van Camp.

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University of Florida football player testing a sample of Gatorade in
1965 with one of the products inventors, James R. Cade.

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Another use for Gatorade

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COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt)
 (February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006)

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1959

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