Archive for February 6th, 2013

LAST SURVIVING BAND MEMBER, DEAD AT 95

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               Paul Tanner (October 15, 1917 – February 5, 2013)

Paul Tanner, the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra died this
past Tuesday in Carlsbad, California. The trombonist performed with the Glenn
Miller Orchestra from 1938-42, when Miller joined the Army Air Force during
World War II and started a military band.

Tanner later developed the Electro-Theremin , the distinctive instrument heard
on the Beach Boys songs “Good Vibrations, “ “I Just Wasn’t Made for These
Times,’’ and “Wild Honey”. Tanner himself played the unusual instrument.

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Paul Tanner with the Electro-Theremin

 

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Paul Tanner (Far left) and members of the brass section from the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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SINGER NATALIE COLE IS 63 TODAY

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Music legend Nat King Cole with a young daughter Natalie

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This was Natalie Cole’s debut single in 1975 and one of her biggest hits that became a number-one R&B hit. It helped her win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ZSA ZSA GABOR TURNED 96 TODAY

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Zsa Zsa Gabor with Larry King

In 2002, the Hungarianborn supporting actress was a passenger in an auto
crash in Los Angeles, from which she became partially paralyzed and reliant
on a wheelchair for mobility.

Gabor survived strokes in 2005 and 2007 and underwent numerous surgeries.In
2010, she fractured and had successful hip replacement surgery. In 2011, her 
right leg was amputated above the knee to save her life from an infection. She  
was hospitalized again in 2011 for various emergencies.

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Zsa Zsa and her husband Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt

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TEEN IDOL IS 70 TODAY!

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Fabian (Fabiano Anthony Forte) was a teen idol of the late
1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of his songs reached the
Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Fabian hosts the hit show The Original Stars of  Bandstand
at The Dick Clark Theater in
Branson, Missouri.The show
stars Fabian and
Bobby Vee and features The Chiffons,
Brian Hyland, Chris Montez and rare footage of the
performers and
Dick Clark.

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