Archive for July 10th, 2014

RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006)

This song was composed by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the historic Lorraine
Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be murdered in April
1968. Pickett’s first hit on Atlantic Records, it reached #1 on the R&B charts and
peaked at #21 on the pop charts.

  

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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Arlo Davy Guthrie is 67 today

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NEWSCASTER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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     David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003)

David Brinkley was a TV newscaster for 50 years and the partner of
Chet Huntley. He won ten Emmy Awards three George Foster Peabody
Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his career. He
served in the United States Army for two years and was a journalist for
a local newspaper.

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From left: Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the NBC news set in 1956

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