Archive for March 25th, 2012

ROCKABILLY SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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John Joseph "Johnny" Burnette
(March 25, 1934 – August 14, 1964)

Johnny Burnette along with his older brother Dorsey Burnette and a friend, Paul
Burlison were members of The Rock and Roll Trio. Burnette drowned in a fishing
boat accident at the age of 30.

 

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Dreamin’ was Johnny Burnette’s third single. It reached #11
on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.

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OLD SPICE ~ FOR THAT AMERICAN FEELING!

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BONNIE GUITAR TURNED 89 TODAY!

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Bonnie Guitar (born Bonnie Buckingham in Seattle, Washington) is one 
of the first female Country Music artists to have songs crossover from 
country charts to the pop charts. Bonnie co-founded Dolton Records 
in the late 50s. The label launched the careers of The Fleetwoods 
and The Ventures. She left Dolton in 1960 and became part owner 
of Jerden Records.

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Bonnie Guitar is best remembered for her 1957 hit “Dark Moon”.  

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THE QUEEN OF SOUL IS 70 TODAY!

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Singer/songwriter Aretha Louise Franklin has been ranked by
Rolling Stone magazine at the top of it’s “100 Greatest Singers
of All Time” list, as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She
has won 18 competitive Grammys and two honorary Grammys. She
has 20 number-one records on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart
and two number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with George Michael) (1988)

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HISTORIC MARCH ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The route is memorialized as the Selma To Montgomery Voting Rights Trail

The Selma to Montgomery marches were a series three marches that marked the  
peak of the American civil rights movement. They grew out of the voting rights
movement in Selma, Alabama. The third march of 25,000 people concluded at
the steps of the State Capitol Building where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered
his “How Long, Not Long” speech (below).   

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