Archive for May 28th, 2012

PRESIDENT REAGAN, MEMORIAL DAY 1984

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President Reagan presenting Congressional Medal of Honor to the 
Vietnam Unknown Soldier during the 1984 Memorial Day ceremony
at Arlington cemetery in Virginia.

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THE EMPRESS OF SOUL IS 68 TODAY

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Gladys Knight & the Pips, which also included her brother Merald
"Bubba" Knight
and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

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"Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" was a
release from the album, Neither One of Us
, the song spent four
weeks at number one on the Soul Singles chart during the spring
of 1973 and It was also one of their biggest crossover hits, peaking
at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was one of the group’s last
hits with Motown before signing with Buddah Records. The song
won a Grammy Award before signing with Buddah Records. The
song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo
or Group with Vocal
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HOLIDAY

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Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, originated after the Civil War  
to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century
Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all
wars. The first known observance of a Memorial Day-type observance was in
Charleston on May 1, 1865.

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MOST POPULAR SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1955


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"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was the most popular song in the United States
during this time in 1955, according to a report by Billboard magazine. The
publication stated that if the sales of all versions of the song were all added
up, more than 18 million copies were sold within six months.

The first recording of the song was made by Bill Hayes, quickly followed with
versions by Fess Parker and Tennessee Ernie Ford, a bluegrass single by
Mac Wiseman and a contemporary version exists of the western singing
group the Sons of the Pioneers.

The song, sung by The Wellingtons, was introduced on the television miniseries
Davy Crockett, first telecast on December 15, 1954, on ABC‘s Disneyland. Fess
Parker
played the role of Davy Crockett.
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