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TV SERIES ACTOR HAS DIED AT 80

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Poncie Ponce (
Ponciano Hernandez) (April 10, 1933 – July 19, 2013)

Actor, musician and stand-up comedian Poncie Ponce was born in Maui, Hawaii 
and moved to Los Angeles, where from 1959–1963, he played the role of cab 
driver Kazuo Kim in the Warner Bros. detective series, Hawaiian Eye on the 
ABC television. It was the first network series to be set in the 50th state. He
also appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Speedway (1968),


     

              


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‘’RECORD FOUND FREE OF OBSCENITIES’’

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Shortly after it’s release in 1963, rumors began circulating alleging the lyrics
of the song “Louie, Louie” were laced with a profane depiction of sexuality
between a sailor and his girl. The groups singer Jack Ely had just had his
braces tightened, thus muffling some of the words, making them sound
unintelligible. The song was banned on many radio stations across the
country, but a lengthy investigation by the FBI concluded they were
“unable to interpret any of the wording in the record.”

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Portland, Oregon garage band The Kingsmen from left: Don
Gallucci, Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Mike Mitchell, and Bob Nordby 

 

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Longtime members of The Kingsmen are Dick Peterson (left) and Michael
Mitchell

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Note from PDX Retro: Mick Jagger was born in 1943

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Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is 70 today

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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"Mickey’s Monkey" was written and produced by Motown’s
main songwriting team of
Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and
Eddie Holland, who later went on to write two more hits for
the Miracles, which was unusual, as most Miracles songs
were composed by the group members themselves.


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

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U.S. POST OFFICE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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This stamp was issued in 2006 as part of a set of four commemorating the
300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.

The United States Post Office (USPO) was created in Philadelphia under Benjamin
Franklin by decree of the Second Continental Congress.Today Franklin is referred
to as the “Father of the United States Postal System”.

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The Franklin Post Office on 316 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA is
still open for business.

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