Archive for September 9th, 2012

“KING OF SOUL” BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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   Otis Ray Redding, Jr.
(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967)

The soul singer-songwriter died when his plane crashed in Lake Monona
during a storm en route to a concert in Madison. That was just three days
after recording “Dock of the Bay”. It became the first posthumous number-
one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts

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MCGUIRE SISTER DEAD AT 84

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The McGuire Sisters from left: Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy,

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PHOENIX (AP) – Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters
Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular
McGuire Sisters singing group, has died.

Williamson died Friday at her son’s home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise
Valley, daughter-in-law Karen Williamson said. She had Parkinson’s disease
and age-related dementia.

The McGuire Sisters earned six gold records for hits including 1954’s "Sincerely"
and 1957’s "Sugartime." The sisters were known for their sweet harmonies and
identical outfits and hairdos.

They began singing together as children at their mother’s Ohio church and
then performed at weddings and church revivals. They got their big break on
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts show in 1952 where they continued to perform
for seven years. Christine and Phyllis, 86 and 81 respectively, live in Las Vegas.

 

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DESOTO FOR 1960

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The Fireflite

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HENRY THOMAS BECAME 42 TODAY

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Henry Thomas in “ET”

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Actor and musician Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. has appeared in more than 
40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott in the 1982 Steven Spielberg
film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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1982

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KFC FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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A 20 year old Harland Sanders

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                          "Colonel" Harland David Sanders 
                   (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)
 

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1966

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