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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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"Jailhouse Rock" was released on September 24, 1957, to coincide with
the release of Presley’s motion picture, Jailhouse Rock.

The single is #67 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All
Time
and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs
that Shaped Rock and Roll
. In 2004, it finished at #21 on AFI’s 100 Years..
100 Songs
survey of top tunes in American cinema.

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FIRST SHOW AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)

"Arthur Godfrey Time" was a Monday-Friday show that featured Godfrey’s
monologues, interviews with various stars, music from his own in-house
combo and regular vocalists. It remained a late morning staple on the
CBS Radio Network schedule until 1972.

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A LOOK AT PAST NEWS EVENTS

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George Washington, in office from April 30, 1989 – March 4, 1797.

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SINGER BOBBY VEE IS 72 TODAY

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Bobby Vee (born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota)

Bobby Vee scored a #1 hit single with "Take Good Care of My Baby" in
1961. He recorded his first single, "Suzie Baby," at age sixteen. He has
had thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 chart hits.

Bobby and his band had to step in on February 3, 1959, known as The
Day the Music Died, and perform at the show Buddy Holly was scheduled
to play.

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WILLIE NELSON IS 82 TODAY

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Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas and raised by
his grandparents.

Nelson, one of the most recognized artists in country music, has
acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been
involved in activism for the legalization of marijuana
.

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After graduating from high school, in 1950, 
Willie Nelson joined the Air Force but was
later discharged due to back problems.

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