Archive for June 23rd, 2013

BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND HAS DIED AT 83

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      Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013)

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, who blended Southern
blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further on
up the Road," has died.

Bland’s son Rodd said his father died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his Memphis
home surrounded by relatives. His son said he died from complications from
an ongoing illness.

Since 2008, Bland had been using a wheelchair to limit his walking but would
stand up at his performances, as he did in November when he sang at his
induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

He was inducted in 1992 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which hailed
him as "second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis’ Beale
Street blues scene."

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THE RETURN OF THE TWINKIE ANNOUNCED!

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(AP) – Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to
shelves starting on July 15.

The company that went bankrupt in early 2012 after an acrimonious fight with its 
unionized workers is back up and running under new owners, Metropoulos & Co.
and Apollo Global Management. The team bought Twinkies and other Hostess
cakes products for $410 million.

The company says the cakes will taste the same but that the boxes will now bear
the tag line "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever."

Twinkies were invented in the town of River Forest, Illinois on April 6, 1930 by
James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company.

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James A. Dewar

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Miracles

"The Tracks of My Tears" is considered by many to be among the
finest recordings of The Miracles, and it sold over one million
records within two years, making it The Miracles’ fourth million-
selling record. It has also been inducted into the
Grammy Hall
of
Fame
, and is listed by Rolling Stone magazine as #50 in its
listing of
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. turned 73 in February

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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REMEMBERING AN EARLY BEATLE

STUART SUTCLIFFE  
                     Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe   
   
                      
(June 23, 1940 – April 10, 1962) 

Scottish-born Sutcliffe was the original bassist for the Beatles in the 
early days when they were going by the The Silver Beetles. He is
credited, along with his best friend John Lennon, with creating the
band’s name. He left the group in 1961 and died the following year
of an intracranial brain hemorrhage at 21. The Beatles paid homage
to him by including their first bass player on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band
.


                     

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Paul McCartney (left) and Stuart Sutcliffe

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1967

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