Archive for July 31st, 2012

GENTLEMAN JIM DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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  James Travis "Jim" Reeves
(August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964)

Country/pop singer Jim Reeves, whose biggest hit was 1960’s "He’ll Have
To Go", was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed near
Nashville. He was 39. Dean Manuel, Reaves’ piano player-road manager,
was also killed in the crash. After Reaves’ death, his widow continued to
release his material well into the 1980s.

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The wreckage of Jim Reeves private-single-engine plane  

 



Released in January of 1964

 

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AIRPORT DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Idlewild Field

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President Harry S. Truman helped dedicate Idlewild Field — the airfield that would become John F. Kennedy International Airport. Idlewild Field was named after the
golf course it replaced. The airport went through several name changes before it
was officially changed to JFK one month after the president was assassinated.

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NUMBER-ONE SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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James Taylor scored his only Billboard number one hit record
with the Carole King written, "You’ve Got A Friend". The song
would go on to
win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal
Performance, Male
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James Taylor turned 64 on March 12th

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CROONER TONY MARTIN IS DEAD AT 98

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                Tony Martin
(December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012)

(AP) -Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from
the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and
nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died.

Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles home,
his friend and accountant Beverly Scott said Monday.

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IT’S BIRTHDAY 66 FOR GARY LEWIS !

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Gary Lewis with father Jerry

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