Archive for October 7th, 2012

FORMER MOTOWN SONGWRITER DEAD AT 71

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Frank Edward Wilson (December 5, 1940 – September 27, 2012)

Frank Wilson, a Motown songwriter and producer who worked with 
The Supremes,The Temptations and Marvin Gaye, died Thursday,
Sept. 27 after a long battle with cancer. He wrote or co-wrote the
hits "Love Child," "All I Need" and "Chained." A rare copy of his
unreleased single "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" sold for a record
$39,294 in 2009, according to Guinness World Records. Wilson
left Motown in 1976 and became a born again Christian minister
in Los Angeles.


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POPULAR CROONER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Vaughn Wilton Monroe
(October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973)

Monroe was a baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader and 
actor, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He sold over five
million records in 1944.

”Racing With the Moon (1941) was Vaughn Monroe’s signature song

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THIS 1958 IDEA MADE A COMEBACK

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JOHN (COUGAR) MELLENCAMP TURNED 61

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John Mellencamp is a rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor 
who has sold over 40  million albums worldwide, has had 22 Top 40 hits and holds
the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number-one on the Hot
Mainstream Tracks chart, with seven. Mellencamp has been nominated for
13 Grammy Awards, winning one.

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FILM-RATING SYSTEM ADOPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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MPAA-ratings

The Motion Picture Association of America initially adopted the film-rating
system that ranged for "G" to "X." In 1984 the PG-13 (Parental Guidance
under age 13) was added and X was changed to NC-17 around 1990. The
movies are rated by a specially selected committee of the Classification
and Rating Administration after reviewing content for language, sex,
nudity, and violence.


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Jack Valenti (above) helped devise the movie-rating system while
he was president of the Motion Picture Association of America from
1966 to 2004.

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