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NEW FROM GENERAL ELECTRIC IN 1957

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PORTLAND POSTCARD~

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The Sovereign Hotel on Broadway was built in 1923 and was once the home of KFWV radio, Later known as KWJJ. The hotel was converted into apartments in 1982. The Oregon Historical Society purchased the nine story structure to expand the Oregon History Center. 

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SINGER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

 Frankie Lymon 
                 
                       Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon 

                 (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968)

Frankie Lymon was best known as the lead singer of the rock and roll
group, The Teenagers. Their first single in 1956, “Why Do Fools Fall
In Love”, was also their biggest hit.

Lymon died of a heroin overdose at age 25 in his grandmother’s New
York home. He was on leave from a Georgia army post at the time and
was scheduled to record for Roulette Records the next day. Lymon’s
short life inspired the 1998 film, Why Do Fools Fall In Love?

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frankie lymon at KJR

From left: Phil Everly, Clyde McPhatter, KJR dj Dick Stokke and Frankie
Lymon in 1957

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A TV FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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"Reserve Game Televised", 02/1948

The first nationally televised basketball game from Madison Square
Garden was between the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and the
Fordham University Rams. Pittsburgh won 57-37. 

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NUMBER-ONE SONG IN 1925

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Marion Harris in 1940

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Very little is known about the childhood, and life of Marion Harris. It’s rumored
that she was related to President Benjamin Harrison and was persuaded to
change her name from Harrison to Harris to avoid shaming the family name
with her Vaudeville hijinks. What is known about the pioneering jazz singer
is that she married her agent, Leonard Urry and later died on April 23, 1944
at a hotel in New York. She reportedly had fallen asleep with a lit cigarette.

 

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