Archive for June 17th, 2012

ROCK GUITARIST DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Donato Joseph "Danny" Cedrone (June 20, 1920 — June 17, 1954)


Danny Cedrone was a guitarist and bandleader, best known for his solo
work with Bill Haley & His Comets on the famous April 12, 1954 recording 
of “Rock Around the Clock”. He was paid only $21 for the session, as at 
that time Haley chose not to hire a full-time guitarist for his group. He 
also played on the June 7, 1954 recording session for Haley’s version 
of "Shake, Rattle and Roll” although he was not given the opportunity 
of another notable guitar solo. On June 17, ten days after this session, 
Cedrone died of a broken neck after falling down a staircase, some
sources say he died of a heart attack.

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The "Rock Around the Clock guitar" (Gibson ES 300) of Danny
Cedrone is currently on display at the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame 
in Cleveland. 


 

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HOLIDAY!

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Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by
Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Arkansas
from Spokane, who was also the driving force behind its establishment. It
was first celebrated in
Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.

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Robert Young as a great TV dad!

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TALK SHOW LEGEND IS 67 TODAY

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Art Bell behind the microphone at radio KSBK in Okinawa (1967) 

Broadcaster and author Arthur W. "Art" Bell was one of the founders and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created
and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland. He is now semi-retired and is 
enjoying life with his lovely family in the Philippines. Art occasionally substitutes for
other hosts and host "special" shows. 

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Art Bell with wife Airyn and daughter Asia Rayne (born May 30, 2007)

    
        Looking good “Spotty”! Have a very Happy Birthday!

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AP’S LOOK AT THE DAY IN HISTORY

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