Archive for July 18th, 2013

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

Brenda Lee records "Fools Rush In" in 1961. photo: courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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According to the Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson,
Brenda Lee recorded this song early in 1960 but Decca Records, held
it from release for several months out of concern that a 15-year-old girl
was not mature enough to sing about unrequited love. When the song
was finally released, it became a smash hit.

Brenda Lee today
Branda Lee (Brenda Mae Tarpley) is 68

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SINGER DION BECAME 74 TODAY

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Dion Francis DiMucci

Dion was one of the most popular rock and roll performers of the pre-British
Invasion
era. He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and
early 60s. He is best remembered for the 1961 singles, "Runaround Sue"
and "The Wanderer",

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ross Simpson

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Richard Lee "Ricky" Skaggs is 59 today

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FIRST WEINERMOBILE ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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(1940)

The first version of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled out of General 
Body
Company’s factory in Chicago, IL. It was created by Oscar Mayer’s
nephew, Carl G. Mayer. The drivers of the slender vehicles are known
as Hotdoggers.

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Oscar Mayer

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The Weinermobile today

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