Archive for December 11th, 2014

SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Released in January of 1959, “Charlie Brown” went to #2 on the
Billboard
Hot 100
singles charts, and was the first of three top-ten hits for the
Coasters that year.

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RECORDED BY THE KING OF SOUL

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SINGER FATALLY SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Samuel "Sam" Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

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The Los Angeles motel where the shooting took place

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A newspaper account on the death of Sam Cooke, December 12, 1964

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Ed Donahue

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Magnam, P.I. originally ran from 1980 to 1988 on the CBS television
network

 

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Thomas William "Tom" Selleck turned 69 in January

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BRENDA LEE IS 70 TODAY

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Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia 

Brenda Lee is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and
Rockabilly Halls of Fame. She is also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Award
recipient.

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Lee recorded this song in 1958 when she was only thirteen years. She
also recorded the 1960 hit "I’m Sorry."

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