Archive for February 17th, 2012

A BATH-A-DAY THE LIFEBUOY WAY!

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THE NUMBER-TWO SONG OF 1952

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The Rosemary Clooney recording of “Blues in the Night” reached the
Billboard charts on September 26, 1952 and stayed there for 2 weeks,
peaking at position #29. The music was written by Harold Arlen, with
lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

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   Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002)

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SUPPORTING ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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John Arthur Kennedy
(February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990)

Arthur Kennedy got his big break when he was discovered by James
Cagney. His first film role was of Cagney’s younger brother in City for
Conquest in 1940. He appeared in many Western films and police
dramas, equally adapting as hero or villain.

Kennedy won a Tony Award for best supporting actor for his stage
portrayal of Biff in Death of a Salesman in 1949. His role in Trial
(1955) won him a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor
and his part as the newspaper reporter in Elmer Gantry (1960)
gained him a Film Daily Award and a Limelight Award.   


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1952

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Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, and James Stewart from Bend of the River

 

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Arthur Kennedy as seen in Elmer Gantry

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RECORDING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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Brian Wilson in the recording booth

The song Good Vibrations was recorded by Wilson in sections at different studios
in order to capture the sound he heard in his head.The instrumental recording of
the first version of Good Vibrations was recorded on February 17, 1966. After 26
takes, a rough mono mix completed the session. Rough vocals were recorded the following day. By February 25, Wilson had placed the recording on hold in order
to devote attention to the Pet Sounds album. The track was revisited on May 24,
1966, and worked on until June 18, at which time he put it aside again until
August 24. The various sections of the song were edited together.

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Brian Wilson became 69 on the 20th of June

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A PRIME-TIME TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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James Taylor made his prime-time television debut on ABC’s the
"Johnny Cash Show."

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James Taylor will be 64 years old on March 12th.

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