Archive for June 1st, 2015

SINGER PAT BOONE IS 81 TODAY

 

 

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

Singer, actor, and writer Pat Boone was a successful pop singer during
the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top
40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies.

According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of
the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley. He attended three colleges
before graduating.



"Moody River" is a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song from June
of 1961.

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BETSY PALMER HAS DIED AT 88


Betsy Palmer (Patricia Betsy Hrunek)
(November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who
achieved lasting fame as the murderous camp cook in the 1980 horror
film "Friday the 13th," has died.
 

According to her manager, Palmer died Friday of natural causes at a
hospice care center in Connecticut. She had also appeared in films,
on Broadway and in TV shows such as the CBS game show “I’ve Got a
Secret” where she was a regular panelist.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS STORIES

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Camille Bohannon


Marilyn at age 5

Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

       

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is one of the group’s most popular and recognizable songs
that has been featured in films and covered by numerous performers, notably
Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Johnny Winter.

In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Jumpin’ Jack Flash" at number 2 in its list of
the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. In 2004, Rolling Stone rated the song 124th on
its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
. VH1 placed it at 65 on its show 100 Greatest Rock Songs.

    


Stones guitarist Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood is 68 today.

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