Archive for January 8th, 2015

GOSPEL SINGER HAS DIED AT 72

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Andraé Edward Crouch
(July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter
and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna
and movies such as "The Lion King," has died.

According to his publicist, Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge
Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted Saturday after
suffering a heart attack.

Crouch and his sister, Sandra Crouch, lived in the Pacoima area of Los
Angeles, where they were pastors at the New Christ Memorial Church in
the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando.

Born in San Francisco, Crouch wrote his first gospel tune at age 14.

Andrae Crouch sings "Through It All" at a Billy Graham crusade in
New Mexico in 1975. 

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SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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The TV version of “My Friend Irma” aired on CBS from January 1952 until
June 1954. It was the first series telecast from the CBS Television City facility
in
Hollywood. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson, on
radio, in two films and the television series.

 

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CBS’ Television City in Hollywood, 1952                                          (LIFE)

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ELVIS RECORD TO BE AUCTIONED TODAY

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) –  Elvis Presley was born 80 years ago today and
eighteen years after his birth, in 1953, Presley walked into Sun Records
in Memphis and recorded the song "My Happiness” for $4. The 78 RPM 
acetate record was his first recording, a gift for his mother Gladys. 

But, as the story goes, Presley stopped by a friend’s house to listen to the
recording and left it there. The Presley family did not have a record player,
according to Elvis Presley Enterprises, which operates Graceland.

The record has remained in his friend’s safe for decades and today, it will
be auctioned off at Graceland, the late singer’s longtime Memphis home,
along with other Presley-related memorabilia on what would have been
‘the King’s’ 80th birthday. The acetate is in original condition and it is
playable.

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                             Elvis Presley at eighteen

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Sandy Kozel

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

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