Archive for May 10th, 2015

NUMBER-ONE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN 1959

The song “ The Happy Organ” originally featured lyrics and was intended to be
sung accompanied by a piano and an organ. Cortez recorded a vocal for it but
was unhappy with the result. He spotted a Hammond B3 organ in the studio and
decided to play the song’s melody on it. He also brought in legendary studio
drummer, Gary Hammond, to provide percussion. The guitar solo is by session
musician
Wild Jimmy Spruill.


Hammond B3 organ

Dave Baby Cortez Album cover photo Jacob Blickenstaff
Dave “Baby” Cortez (David Cortez Clowney) will be 77 in August.

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PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

The Incredible Hulk #1. Cover art by Jack Kirby and Paul
Reinman. The original series was canceled with issue #6
(March 1963).

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in
1908, when
Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton,
West Virginia.  Her campaign to make "Mother’s Day" a recognized
holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved
mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.


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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Sandy Kozel


Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 55 years old today.

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SINGER DONOVAN IS 69 TODAY

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Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch in England)

Singer/songwriter Donovan had hits in the 1960s like "Catch the Wind"
and "Sunshine Superman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 2012. He had polio as a kid, which is the reason for the limp
he has today.


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