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TO ALL PDX RETRO READERS

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“THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC’’

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Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason) (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012)

Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of
Billboards country charts, Her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn’t God Who
Made Honky Tonk Angels
", made her the first female country singer to
have a number-one hit. 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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        mic on board

                           camille bohannon
                                        Camille Bohannon

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PEGGY LIPTON IS 66 TODAY

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Peggy Lipton (Margaret Ann Lipton)

Lipton is best remembered for her portrayal of flower child Julie Barnes
in the counterculture  ABC-TV show The Mod Squad (1968-1973). A
former model and singer, her career in film, stage and television has
spanned more than forty years.

 

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The main cast of The Mode Squad from left: Clarence Williams
III, Peggy
Lipton and Michael Cole

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BENEFIT CONCERT HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1972

one to one

A benefit concert called “One to One” was held at Madison Square
Garden in New York City to help raise money for Willowbrook, a home
for the mentally challenged at Staten Island. John Lennon headlined
the concert and was backed by a Greenwich Village band called The
Elephant’s Memory. It was the first full concert for Lennon in the U.S.
since the Beatles played Candlestick Park, San Francisco in 1966. As
fate would have it, it would be the only full concerts of his solo career.

Lennon himself bought $59,000 worth of tickets & gave them away to
fans. Overall, $1.5 million dollars was raised to help improve living
conditions at the facility.

john-lennon one on one

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