Archive for May 3rd, 2015

SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” was released in June 1956 on Capitol Records’
single F3450, and immediately sold well. The song was successful on three
singles charts: it peaked at #7 on the Billboard pop music chart, #8 on the
R&B chart, and also made the top ten on the C&W Best Seller chart peaking
at #5.

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FRANKIE VALLIE IS 81 TODAY

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Frankie Valli, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in
Newark, New Jersey.

Valli is the front man with the Four Seasons whose hits included
"Big Girls Don’t Cry" and "Sherry." He was inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame with the Four Seasons. He has had twenty-
nine top forty hits. He worked as a barber until his singing career
was enough to support him.

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GROUPS TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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IT’S WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY

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TWISTER HITS THE TONIGHT SHOW IN 1966

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Johnny Carson and guest Eva Gabor play the “Twister” game.

On the May 3, 1966, episode of the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson took a few
minutes to demonstrate the little-known new party game. His guest that night
was actress Eva Gabor. After a few right foot reds and left hand blues, Carson
and Gabor were playfully entangled and the studio audience was in hysterics.

It has been said that if it hadn’t been for Johnny Carson, “Twister” may have
never gotten off the ground. The game went on to sell more than 3 million
copies over the next year.

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