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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Roy Kelton Orbison  (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

The song "Oh, Pretty Woman" was a worldwide success for Roy Orbison. It
spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard also 
ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1964. The record sold seven million
copies.

Musicians on the record included Floyd Cramer on piano, Bob Moore on an
upright bass, Boots Randolph and Charlie McCoy on sax, and Buddy Harman
and Paul Garrison on drums. Guitar players included Billy Sanford, Jerry
Kennedy and Wayne Moss. Orbison also played a 12 string guitar.

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ACTRESS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Ingrid Bergman ( August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982)

Bergman was a Swedish born actress who starred in many European
and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards,
four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is
ranked as the
fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time
by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as
Lisa Lund in Casablanca (1942), Bergman died on her 67th birthday in
London, of breast cancer.


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HEADLINE NEWS RETROSPECTIVE

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Former President George W. Bush speaks to a crowd upon his arrival
in New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday, August 28, the day before the
ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Michael Joseph Jackson  (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Known as The King of Pop, Jackson became the most successful singer
in American history for releasing award-winning hits like "Billie Jean" and
"Beat It."

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