Archive for February 22nd, 2013

FIRST STEREO SINGLE ON BILLBOARD

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Roy Hamilton

Roy Hamilton’s "Don’t Let Go" became the first stereo single
in 1958 to reach the Billboard chart, where it would rise to #13
during an eleven week run.

 

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DICK CLARK’S FIRST MOVIE ROLE, 1960!

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duane-eddy TODAY
Duane Eddy will be 75 on April 26

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INAUGURAL 500 RACE ON THIS DATE IN 1959

DAYTONA 500 TICKET 

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Driver Lee Petty in the #42 race car battles with Johnny Beauchamp during the 
final lap of the inaugural Daytona
500 held at the International Speedway in 
Daytona Beach, Florida.


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Lee Petty, father of NASCAR’s all-time race winner Richard Petty.

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GOSPEL SINGER IS DEAD AT 78!

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Cleotha Staples

 

Chicago (AP)-In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples’ smooth and velvety
voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel
group The Staple Singers.

Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops"
Staples started in the 1940s, died Thursday at age 78. She was at her Chicago
home and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past decade, said
family friend and music publicist Bill Carpenter.

The group included sisters Pervis, Yvonne, Mavis and Cynthia, but Cleotha was
the backbone, defining herself by being the "strong, silent type," said Carpenter,
author of "Uncloudy Day: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia."

 

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TODAY’S NEWS IN HISTORY

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