Archive for March 27th, 2012

‘’ THE DIVINE ONE’’ ~ SARAH VAUGHAN

Sarah Vaughan

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       Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990)

The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon Sarah Vaughan its
”highest honor in jazz’. the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

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NUMBER-ONE DURING THIS TIME IN 1960

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Theme from a Summer Place spent an at-the-time record of nine consecutive
weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It remains the
longest-running number-one instrumental in the history of the chart.

Percy Faith won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961 for the
recording which was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to
win a Record of the Year Grammy.

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DISASTER IN ALASKA ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Alaska earthquake lasted nearly four minutes and was the most powerful
recorded quake in U.S. and North American history and the second most powerful
ever measured by a seismograph with a magnitude of 9.2, at the time making it the
second largest earthquake in recorded history.

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SIGNATURE SONG RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Groovin’ became an instant hit in May 1967, spending four weeks 
on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified a gold 
record.

 

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THE GREAT GLORIA ~ BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1899

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              Gloria Swanson
(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983)

Gloria Swanson was one of the most celebrated stars during the silent film 
era under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. She made dozens of silents and 
was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category.

To this day Gloria Swanson is best remembered for her role as Norma
Desmond, a fading silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film
Sunset Boulevard.

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