Archive for December 6th, 2013

DYLAN’S GUITAR SELLS BIG AT NY AUCTION

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Bob Dylan Guitar Auction

Bob Dylan “went electric” when he plugged in his Fender Strocaster guitar for the
first time at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. The guitar was sold Friday at auction
for a record $965,000. It had been in the possession of a New Jersey family for 
nearly 50 years. Dylan left it on a private plane piloted by the owner’s late father.

Five lots of hand- and typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case were
also sold.

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SECOND BEST SELLING CHRISTMAS ALBUM

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Decca Records Catalogue A-403.

The album Merry Christmas was released in 1945 on Decca Records. It has
remained in print through the vinyl and compact disc eras, currently as the
disc White Christmas on MCA Records, a part of the Universal Music Group,
reissued in June 1995. It includes Crosby’s signature song "White Christmas",
the best-selling single ever, with sales of over 50 million copies worldwide. The
album itself has sold over 15 million copies, and is the second best-selling
Christmas album of all-time behind Elvis Presley‘s 1957 holiday album Elvis’
Christmas Album
, which has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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SILENT FILM STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1864

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    William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 – June 23, 1946)

Hart was a successful Shakespearean actor on Broadway who also
appeared in the original 1899 stage production of Ben-Hur. He went
on to become one of the great stars of the motion picture western. He 
entered films in 1914 where, after supporting roles in two short films,he
achieved stardom as the lead in the feature The Bargain.

Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid‘s "six shooters"
and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. 



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                Hart in Ben-Hur


 

 

 

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