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INFLUENTIAL SINGER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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       Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, 1932 – June 13, 1972)

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This 1970 album was Clyde McPhatter’s final and was not a success. He died
two years later.

McPhatter is perhaps the most widely imitated R&B singer of the 1950s and 1960s. making him a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. He is best known for
his solo hit "A Lover’s Question" and for being the founder of the original group,
The Drifters in 1953. 
He left a legacy of over 22 years of recording history. 

Clyde McPhatter was the first artist in music history to become a double inductee
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

McPhatter died in his sleep at the age of only 39 from complications of heart, liver, 
and kidney disease, brought on by alcohol abuse. Thus McPatter’s hopes for a 
major comeback ended. 

              Drifters

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

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RICHARD THOMAS IS 63 TODAY

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From the 1969 film Last Summer

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Thomas as seen in The Waltons

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Richard Earl Thomas

Thomas is best known for his leading role as writer John-Boy Walton in
the CBS family drama The Waltons (1972-1981). During his career, he
won an Emmy Award, and received nominations for another Emmy Award
and two Golden Globe Awards. He began his television career in 1959 in
a version of A Doll’s House before moving on to appear in some soap
operas. He made his Broadway debut at age seven with the assistance
of his parents, who were both ballet dancers.

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A PARADE FOR LUCKY LINDY ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Charles A. Lindbergh (center) was honored with a ticker-tape parade
down 5th Avenue in New York City following his historic solo flight to
Paris May 20-21.   

 


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