Archive for June 7th, 2012

FOUNDER OF THE PLATTERS DIES AT 83


Herb Reed (L) and the Platters

Herb-Reed

               Herb Reed
(August 7, 1928 – June 4, 2012)

(LA Times) Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in
Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by
radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into his 80s, Reed was
still touring and singing bass on "Only You," "The Great Pretender,"
"Twilight Time" and the other hits that made the Platters one of the
top R&B groups of the 1950s. Reed, the last surviving member of
the five original members of the Platters when they signed with
Mercury Records in the 1950s, died Monday in a hospice house
in Danvers, Mass., said Fred Balboni, his personal manager.

 

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

THE FIRST DOCTOR TO TREAT LINCOLN

lincoln assination

Charles-Leale
Dr. Charles Leale

(AP) The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was
shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found
him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles
Leale ordered brandy and water to be brought immediately. The
Army surgeon had been seated 40 feet from Lincoln at Ford’s
Theater that night in April 1865. 

Dr. Leale, who was 23 and just six weeks into his medical practice when
Lincoln died, never spoke or wrote about his experiences again until
1909 in a speech commemorating the centennial of the president’s
birth. 

Leale’s long-lost report of efforts to help the mortally wounded president, 
written just hours after his death, was discovered late last month by
researchers in a box among correspondence of the U.S. surgeon
general at the National Archives.

 

lincolns death bed
Drawing of Lincoln’s Death Bed

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Assassination,CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,Government,HISTORY,Medical,MILITARY and have No Comments

EARLY PORTLAND MOTEL IN ~ 1925

portland autopark 1925

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Automobiles,HISTORY,PORTLAND'S PAST and have No Comments

TOM JONES TURNED 72 TODAY

Tom jones yng

tom jones tdy

Tom Jones was born Thomas John Woodward in South Wales. He
has sold over 100 million records with nineteen Top 40 hits such
as “It’s Not Unusual”, What’s New Pussycat”, and She’s a Lady”.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

‘‘KING OF COOL” BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

dean-martin sh

dean_martin_jerry_lewis
The comedy team of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

deno ol

Dean Martin
(Dino Paul Crocetti) (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995)

“Sway” peaked to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart In 1954

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,Comedy,HISTORY,MOVIES,MUSIC,TV and have No Comments