Archive for March 17th, 2012

LAUGHS FROM TWO COMEDY GREATS!

Funny bit with Steve Allen and Jerry Lewis from the late 50’s. Intro
by Jay Leno
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HIT SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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"Yakety Yak" spent seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and
one week at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was
one of many singles by The
Coasters that dominated the charts
between 1957 and 1959.

 

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A HOLIDAY GREETING~

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Statue of Saint Patrick located on the Hill of Tara in Ireland 
 

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday that commemorates Saint
Patrick (AD 387-461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of
Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity to the country.The holiday was celebrated
in New York City for the first time in 1756. The event took place at the Crown
and Thistle Tavern..

                                        
 

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According to legend, Saint Patrick used the the three-
leaved clover (Shamrock), to explain the Holy Trinity
to the pre-Christian people of Ireland.

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SATELLITE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Project Vanguard was a program of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. When 
the agency launched Vanguard 1, it became the second artificial satellite to be
placed successfully in Earth orbit by the United States. It was the first solar-
powered satellite. It is the oldest satellite still in space, as it’s predecessors,
Sputnik 1, Sputnik 2, and Explorer 1, have fallen out of orbit.

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"UNFORGETTABLE" SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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                Nat King Cole , born Nathaniel Adams Coles
 

                       (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965)

Nat King Cole first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was
one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, The Nat
King Cole Show
which debuted on November 5, 1956 on NBC-TV. Cole has
remained popular since his death from lung cancer at 45. In 2000, He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the major influences
on early rock and roll.

 

"When I Fall In Love” was recorded on December 28, 1956  

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Natalie Cole with his daughter Natalie

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