Archive for May 26th, 2013

IT’S PEGGY LEE’S BIRTHDAY

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           Peggy Lee
(May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002)

Lee was a jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and
actress with a career spanning six decades. She began as a  singer
on local radio to performing with the big band of Benny Goodman. 

Peggy wrote music for films, and acted as well, receiving three Grammy
Awards including the Lifetime Achievement  Award, an Academy Award
nomination  and a ASCAP Award. Lee was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 1999.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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"Smoke on the Water" by the British rock band Deep Purple was ranked
number 434 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of
all time
in 2004, ranked number 4 in Total Guitar magazine’s Greatest Guitar
Riffs Ever, and in March 2005, Q magazine placed "Smoke on the Water" at
number 12 in its list of the 100 greatest guitar tracks.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Hank Williams with his son Randall (Hank Williams, Jr.)

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Hank Williams, Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) turned 64 today 

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TV APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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HE WAS A FAITHFUL INDIAN COMPANION

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             Jay Smith Silverheels (
Harold J. Smith) 

                      (May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980)  

Silverheels was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor, well
known for his role as Tonto, the faithful Indian companion of the
character, The Lone Ranger in the long-running ABC television
series (1949-1957). Jay also worked in over 35 movies including
Key Largo (1948), Broken Arrow (1950), and True Grit (1969). He 
continued to make films until he suffered a stroke in 1974. 

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Jay Silverheels as Tonto with The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore)
 

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