Archive for February 10th, 2015

VINTAGE VALANTINE’S REMINDER

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FULL-SCALE TELEVISION IS NEAR

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The single, originally titled “The Thing”, reached number one on the
Billboard rhythm and blues chart, staying at the top for six of 19 weeks,
while peaking at number six on the pop chart. It received the Cash Box
Triple Crown Award in 1956. it is #56 on Rolling Stone
s list of The 500
Greatest Songs of All Time
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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)
turned 82 December 5.

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NEWSMAKERS ON THIS DAY

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Carlota Bradley

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THE SCHNOZ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980)

Durante was a vaudeville comedian, pianist, and actor who was one of
America’s most popular personalities from the 1920s through the 1970s,
well known for his big nose and his composition of the song "Inka Dinka
Doo." He left school in the eight grade to become a ragtime pianist and
joined the Original New Orleans Jazz Band, which later became known
as Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band. He later became a vaudeville star and
radio personality as a part of the trio, Clayton, Jackson and Durante.

 

  

        

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