Archive for May 1st, 2015

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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"Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter" was originally
sung
by actor Tom Courtenay in The Lads, a British TV play
of 1963 and released as a single in the UK.

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SINGER JUDY COLLINS IS 76 TODAY

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Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins was born in Seattle, Washington.

Folk singer Judy Collins has won Grammy Awards, as well as being
awarded a Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute.

She was inspired to pursue a career in music after hearing singers
Bob Seger and Woodie Guthrie.

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OPERATIONS BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, is a
publicly funded railroad service operated and managed as a for-profit which
began operations on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service
in the United States.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles of track that
connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states.  Its headquarters is at Union
Station
in Washington, D.C. The name "Amtrak" is a combination of the words
"America" and "trak",

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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SOUL SINGER BEN E. KING HAS DIED AT 76

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Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl King) (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015)

King’s agent said he suffered from "coronary problems" at the time of his death
on Thursday.

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