Archive for June 5th, 2014

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The song “Running Scared” was recorded as part of Roy’s 1961 album “Crying” 
as the final track on the album. It is noted for being written without a chorus.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Camille Bohannon

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

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WILLIAM BOYD’S BIRTHDAY

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William Lawrence Boyd (June 5, 1895 – September 12, 1972)

Actor William Boyd is best remembered for portraying cowboy hero Bill
”Hopalong” Cassidy between 1935 and 1954 in 66 films and 49 TV
episodes.  

Before fame, Boyd worked in auto sales and as an orange picker after
moving to Los Angeles.

        Hop-a-long Cassid

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The Royal Rosarians and Queen Gloria Krieger conduct a Knighting
Ceremony with 1951 Rose Parade Grand Marshal William Boyd.   

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Gene Vincent’s "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was recorded in Nashville on
May 4, 1956. After it’s release the following month, it reached
#5 and sold over a million copies.

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Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps in the studio

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