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SINGER FRANKIE AVALON IS 77 TODAY

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Frankie Avalon (Francis Thomas Avallone) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Frankie Avalon’s song "Why" became the last #1 hit of the 1950s. His film
credits include teaming frequently with Annette Funicello in a number of
popular "beach party" comedy films during the mid-1960s and Grease
(1978), He played the trumpet during his first television appearance at
age twelve.

1959

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SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The series was filmed and financed by Desilu Productions, and aired on the
CBS network from September 17, 1966 to March 30, 1973. The show was
reprised in 1988 for two seasons on ABC, retaining only Graves in the cast.

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1968

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Legendary country star Hank Williams released 35 Top-10 singles on the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart and 11 #1 singles between 1948 and 1953, including "Your Cheatin’ Heart" and "Hey, Good Lookin’." Williams dropped out of
school to write music for the Drifting Cowboys, and heavily when his band mates
were drafted during World War l l, and was dismissed by radio station WSFD in
Montgomery, Alabama due to his alcoholism.

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