Archive for June 17th, 2013

FROM THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY RIVERS

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Johnny Rivers (John Henry Ramistella) will be 71 on November 7

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BARRY MANILOW IS 70 TODAY

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Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus)

As a singer-songwriter and producer, Manilow is best known for such
recordings as "Mandy", "Can’t Smile Without You", and "Copacabana
(At the Copa)
".

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson ("The Juice") will be 66
July 9.

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RADIO MAN ART BELL IS 68 TODAY

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Art Bell became a licensed amateur radio operator at the age of 13

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Arthur William "Art" Bell, III on the air at KSBK in Okinawa

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Art and his wife Airyn

Art is a retired broadcaster and author known primarily as one of the
founders and the original host of the paranormalthemed radio program
Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion
show Dreamland. Semi-retired from Coast to Coast AM since 2003, he
hosted the show many weekends for the following four years. He retired
from weekend hosting on July 1, 2007.

During the Vietnam War, Art served as a medic in the United States Air
Force. After leaving military service he stayed in Asia, living on the
Japanese island of Okinawa where he worked as a disc jockey for
KSBK, the only non-military English-language station in Japan

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Art with daughter Asia

                     Happy Birthday “Spotty”

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BENARD SAHLINS HAS DIED AT 90

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    Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins
(1922 – June 16, 2013)


CHICAGO (AP) — Sahlins co-founded Chicago’s Second City
theater and who nurtured the early careers of many of the
earliest stars of "Saturday Night Live," including John and
James Belushi, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner,
Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. Bernie was also one of the
developers and producers of the acclaimed TV show
SCTV. He died Sunday at his home.

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