Archive for August, 2013

REMEMBER THE LISTENING BOOTH?

listening-booth

With the record store listening booths, you could hear the
records before
purchasing! They were a popular after school
destination in the 1950s.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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             Camille Bohannon

VanMorrison thn

van morrison now

    Van Morrison (George Ivan Morrison) is 68 today

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“THE OLD READHEAD”

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arthur-godfrey
  Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)

Arthur Godfrey was a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer
who hosted two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television
mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s
he was only hosting an occasional TV special. Godfrey was one of the
early master commercial pitchmen, identified with many sponsors like
Lipton Tea. Before fame, he was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy for
four years.

 

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SPIN-OFF DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Harold Peary as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve

The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast
from 1941 to 1957. It was one of broadcast history’s earliest
spin-off programs. The series was built around the character
Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a featured regular
of the NBC radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly
where the character was first introduced in the October 3,
1939 episode.

 

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TO ALL PDX RETRO READERS

labor day weekend

drive sober

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