Archive for August 13th, 2014

DAVID CROSBY IS 73 TODAY

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David Van Cortlandt Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California

David Crosby is a Guitarist, singer, and songwriter with the rock band Crosby, 
Stills, Nash, and Young. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee,
once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN.

Before fame he went to Santa Barbara City College to study acting; however,
he ended up leaving to dedicate his time to making music.

 



The Byrds with David Crosby (left)

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A GREAT NUMBER FROM 1957

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Shortly before his death, Jimmy Dorsey was awarded a gold record for
"So Rare" which was recorded on November 11, 1956. There remains
a controversy over who played the alto solo on the recording, Dick
Stabile
or Jimmy Dorsey. The single reached the number-two spot on 
the Billboard charts, becoming the highest charting song by a big band
during the first decade of the rock-and-roll era.


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BRITISH JAZZ PIANIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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        Sir George Shearing (August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011)

Shearing led a popular jazz group for many years that recorded for Discovery
Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles,
including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", he had multiple albums on the
Billboard charts from the 1950s to the 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York
City, at the age of 91.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The animated film “Bambi” was produced by Walt Disney, the fifth in the
Disney Animated Classics series. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures
and opened initially at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY.  

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