Archive for April 24th, 2012

PUTTING PORTLAND ON THE MAP

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1936

portland map 1940
1940

portland map 1959
1959

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ENTERTAIN YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Del Shannon re-recorded the song in 1967 under the name
"Runaway ’67". This version was issued as a single but failed
to make the Hot 100.

 

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NEWSMAKERS ON THIS DAY FROM AP

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Barbra Streisand is 70 today

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FIRST SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Ricky Nelson recorded his first single at age 16 on March 26, 1957. The
record’s A-side was “A Teenager’s Romance” and the B-side featured
a Fats Domino standard “I’m Walkin’”. “A Teenager’s Romance” Charted
at #2 on Billboard Hot 100 in May of 1957.

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