Archive for September 7th, 2015

RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

Cooke’s debut single, was a massive commercial success, becoming
a number one hit for three weeks on Billboard‍‍ ‘​‍s pop chart and six
weeks on Billboard’s 
Rhythm & Blues chart.

It was named one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings
by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2005, the song was voted #115
by representatives of the music industry and press in Rolling Stone

magazine’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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MARTIN MILNER HAS DIED AT 83

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From left: George Maharis and Martin Milner

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Series stars Martin Milner and Kent McCord

 

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Martin Sam Milner
(December 28, 1931 – September 6, 2015) 

 

Milner is best remembered for his performances in
two popular television series: Route 66, which aired
on CBS from 1960 to 1964, and Adam-12, which
aired on NBC from 1968 to 1975. After retiring from
acting, Milner co-hosted a radio show about fishing
called "Let’s Talk Hook-Up" on XTRA 690. No further
details of his death were immediately available.

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A FORMER TV STAPLE ON THIS DAY

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For TV viewers old enough to remember watching the Jerry Lewis MDA
Labor Day Telethon, it was a one-of-a-kind experience. The show was
founded and hosted by actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, who hosted
the broadcast from its 1966 inception until 2010. A telethon would
broadcast for up to 21½ hours, starting on the Sunday evening
preceding Labor Day and continuing until late Monday afternoon on
the holiday itself. MDA called its network of participating stations the
"Love Network". The show originated from Las Vegas for 28 of the
years it was broadcast.

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Ramblin’ Rod Anders (November 26, 1933 – May 11, 2002) was
host of the local “Love Network” telethon on KPTV in Portland,
Oregon.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Labor Day 1911 in Medford, Oregon

While most sources, even the Department of Labor, credit Peter McGuire with
the origination of Labor Day (1882), recent evidence suggests that the true
father of Labor Day may in fact be another famous union leader of the 19th
Century, Matthew Maguire.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the
time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated
Labor Day.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

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