Archive for February 13th, 2015

ANNOUNCER GARY OWENS IS DEAD AT 80

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Gary Owens (born Gary Altman in Mitchell, South Dakota) 
(May 10, 1934 – February 12, 2015)

Owens died from complications due to type 1 diabetes, a condition he
had experienced since childhood.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957. The
show was produced by Family Theater Productions, a film and radio studio 
extension of the Family Rosary Crusade founded by the Holy Cross Priest,
Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, as a way to promote family prayer. The program
featured not only religious stories but half-hour adaptations of literary works
such as A Tale of Two Cities
,Moby-Dick and Don Quixote. The program had
no commercial sponsor.

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Jimmy Stewart with Don Ameche and Loretta Young for Family
Theatre Radio program.


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Father Peyton (right) with Gregory Peck

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NEWSMAKERS ON THIS DAY

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002)


In 1958,Buddy Holly arranged Jennings’s first recording session
at Norman Petty’s recording studios in Clovis, New Mexico. The
following year, Holly hired Jennings to play electric bass for him
during his “Winter Dance Party Tour.”

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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"Penny Lane" by the Beatles, was written primarily by Paul McCartney. It
was credited to Lennon–McCartney.

Recorded during the Sgt. Pepper sessions, "Penny Lane" was released 
as one side of a double A-sided single, along with "Strawberry Fields
Forever
".

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "Penny Lane" at No. 456 on its list of the
500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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