Archive for May 20th, 2013

ROCK MUSICIAN IS DEAD AT 74

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                  Ray Manzarek (Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.)

                              (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013)

Manzarek was a singer, producer, film director, writer, and co-founder
and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973. He was also with Nite
City
from 1977 to 1978 and Manzarek-Krieger from 2001 until his death.

Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany of complications related to bile
duct
cancer.


        

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FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about The Beatles rehearsing
and recording songs for the Let It Be album in January of 1969. The
film features a rooftop concert by the group, their last performance
in public. It was originally planned as a television documentary that
would accompany a concert broadcast, but when the TV plans were
cancelled, the project became a feature film and the final original
Beatles release.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
collectively won an
Academy Award for Best Original Song Score
for the film.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CHER TURNED 67 TODAY

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Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) came to prominence in 1965 as half of
the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher. They competed
with the British Invasion and Motown sounds of the time.

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Sonny & Cher

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REMEMBERING JAMES STEWART

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James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh in Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Stewart starred in many films widely considered classics and was
nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition
and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major
MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was
a World War II and Cold War veteran, who rose to the rank of
Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

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General Stewart

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1952

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