Archive for August 21st, 2015

BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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William James "Count" Basie  (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

Count Basie was a swing-era bandleader noted for his theme songs One
O’Clock Jump
from 1937 and April in Paris in 1932. He introduced several
generations of listeners to the Big Band sound and left an influential catalog.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

Today-In-Historytitle

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Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers is celebrating birthday 77 today.

Rogers joined his first band, The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band
dissolved after their front man left to go solo. He is a 2013 inductee into the
Country Music Hall of Fame.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Lovin’ Spoonful, released this song as the first single from
their debut album Do You Believe in Magic. The song was well
received by the public and became a top ten hit on the Billboard
Hot 100
, peaking at #9.

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