Archive for January 23rd, 2013

REMEMBERING THE GREAT JOHNNY CARSON!

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY!

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Burton as a young Kunta Kinte
from the TV series Roots

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Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. will turn 56 in February

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HIS FINAL TOUR BEGAN THIS DAY IN 1959

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Buddy Holly steps off the bus

After terminating his partnership with The Crickets, Buddy Holly
assembled a new band consisting of Waylon Jennings,Tommy
Allsup
, and Carl Bunch to play on the Winter Dance Party tour
along with Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, and the Big
Bopper.The musicians set out on a twenty–four day tour of the
mid-western states by bus.

The first stop on the tour was a performance in Milwaukee, Wis. 
at Devines Million Dollar Ballroom (now the Eagles Ballroom).

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From left: Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, and Tommy Allsup

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Ritchie Valens
 

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(L-R) The Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson)
 and Tommy Allsup

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