Archive for February 3rd, 2016

ILLUSTRATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1894


Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

Norman Rockwell was a Painter and Saturday Evening Post illustrator known
for his images of American family life. His most famous, politically themed works
included "Rosie the Riveter" and "The Problem We All Live With." He was asked
at age 18 to illustrate Carl H. Claudy’s work, "Tell Me Why: Stories about Mother
Nature." Early in his career, he also began creating cover art for Boys’ Life, the
Boy Scout publication. His first Boys’ Life cover, "Scouts at Ship’s Wheel," was
published on the September 1913 edition. Norman Rockwell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

 

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COMEDIAN BOB ELLIOTT IS DEAD AT 92


Robert Brackett "Bob" Elliott (March 26, 1923 – February 2, 2016)

Actor/comedian Bob Elliott died at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine 
from throat cancer. Ray Goulding died in 1990 from kidney failure at
the age of 68.

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REMEMBERING THE WINTER DANCE PARTY


From left: Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and Tommy Allsup performing
on the 1959 Winter Dance tour.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Brian Thomas

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A Beechcraft 35 Bonanza similar to N3794N, the 1947
accident aircraft.

 

04/10/11 Buddy Holly/Ritchie Valens/J.P. Richardson Crash Site/Memorial, Clear Lake, IA
The memorials made by fans at the corn field crash site where the
plane came to rest.

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