Archive for January 23rd, 2014

BUY BONDS!

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In 1942, the Treasury Department approved the use of a payroll deduction plan 
for the purchase of War Bonds. This later became known as the Payroll Savings Plan, and is still available electronically today.

 

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THE UNMISTAKABLE BUDDY HOLLY SOUND!

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Rear view of the Fender amplifier showing the  Jensen 15” speaker

The 1951 Fender “Pro – Amp” regularly used by Buddy Holly in 1958 can be seen in
the museum at the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM.



1958

 

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From left: Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, and Tommy Allsup

It was on this day in 1959 that Buddy Holly kicked off the twenty-four date Winter
Dance Party at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee, backed by Tommy Allsup
on lead guitar, Waylon Jennings on bass and Carl Bunch on drums.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                    Sandy Kozel

      

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TV GENIOUS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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    Ernie Kovacs
(January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962)

Kovacs was an Innovative TV comedian, writer, and actor whose
shows were known for their experimental style that influenced late
night TV show hosts like David Letterman who had cited Kovacs
as the comedian who inspired him. He was an early pioneer in
TV magic and electronic wizardry. Ernie Kovacs was inducted
into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame
in 1987, years after his tragic death in an automobile accident.

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