Archive for December 31st, 2015

FIRST PERFORMED BY BAND ON THIS DAY IN 1929

 

                

Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played "Auld Lang Syne" as a New
Year’s Eve song for the first time. The song is a Scots poem written by Robert
Burns
(below) in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. 

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Robert Burns
(25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)


1939

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 78 today.

Hopkins was encouraged by actor Richard Burton to pursue a 
acting career at age 15. His daughter, Abigail Hopkins, is a
singer and actress. 


Donna Summer (LaDonna Adrian Gaines)
(December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

Donna’s first public performance occurred when she was ten
years old. She had four #1 singles on the charts within thirteen
months of each other.

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