Archive for August 20th, 2013

JACKIE DESHANNON IS 69 TODAY

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jackie deshannon today

Jackie DeShannon had a string of hits beginning in the 1960s. She was
one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock ‘n’ roll era. She is
currently an entertainment broadcast correspondent on Sirius XM
Satellite Radio
on the weekends. 


1969

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LAST TIME TOGETHER ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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August 20th marks the last time that all four of The Beatles are together as
a group in a recording studio. They completed mixing "I Want You" for
the "Abby Road" album at EMI’s London studio. The unusual song was
written by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon-McCartney. It last nearly
eight minutes, with very few lyrics, only 14 different words are sung.

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From left: Recording engineer George Martin, Paul McCartney, and Ringo
Starr in the EMI Mixing Room
 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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                            Camille Bohannon

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Robert Anthony Plant
is 65 today. He was rated the #1 Lead Singer of 
All Time by Rolling Stone in 2011.

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RECORD BROKEN ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Colonel Horace A. Hanes with his F-100C, Super Saber, at Edwards 
AFB, California after setting a supersonic speed record.


U.S. Air Force pilot Colonel Hanes, flew to Mach 1.25 at an altitude of 
40,000 feet and broke the flight airspeed record at 822.135 mph at the 
National Air Show. This was the first supersonic world speed record. It 
was also the first speed record set at high altitude. All speed records
in the past were set close to the ground for measurement purposes,
  

 

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The Mackay Trophy is awarded yearly by the U.S. Air Force
for the "most meritorious
flight of the year".

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COUNTRY SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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James Travis "Jim" Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964)

Reeves, known as “Gentleman Jim”, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.He
is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of
Fame.

                               Jim-reeves singig

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