Archive for December 12th, 2014

BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Sinatra, known by the nicknames Ol’ Blue Eyes and The Chairman of
the Board, was a singer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his musical
career in the swing era as a young singer with band leaders Harry
James and Tommy Dorsey. Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling
artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records around
the world.


Recorded in 1957

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DIONNE WARWICK IS 74 TODAY

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Dionne Warwick (born Marie Dionne Warrick in East Orange, New Jersey) 

Dionne Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest recording artists of the entire
rock era, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. She is second
only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female vocalist of all time with
69 singles making the Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998.

Warwick became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and
Agriculture Organization, and a U.S. Ambassador of Health.

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1964

This Burt Bacharach/Hal David song was ranked #70 on the Rolling Stone
list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Ed Danahue

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CONNIE FRANCIS IS 76 TODAY

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Connie Francis

Connie Francis was born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in Newark,
New Jersey
. She was one of the highest charting female solo singers
in the 1950s and 1960s. Connie is known for her 1958 hit  “Who’s
Sorry Now?” which launched her into worldwide stardom when it
debuted on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand on January 1, 1958.

Francis is still active as a recording and performing artist. In 2010,
she appeared at the Las Vegas Hilton with Dionne Warwick, a show 
billed as "Eric Floyd’s Grand Divas of Stage"

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LOCAL DISC JOCKEY FIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Christmas With Elvis EP

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