Archive for June 9th, 2017

NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The novelty song "The Purple People Eater" was written and performed
by
Sheb Wooley, which reached no. 1 on the Billboard pop charts in 1958
from June 9 to July 14.

According to Wooley, MGM Records initially rejected the song, saying
that it was not the type of music with which they wanted to be identified.

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Actor-singer Sheb Wooley
Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley
(April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003)

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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by the Rolling
Stones
, It reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, and became
the band’s top selling album in the U.S. certified by the RIAA as having six
million copies sold as of 2000. It became the only Rolling Stones album to be
nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category. Many reviewers
called it a classic return to form and their best album since 1972’s Exile on
Main St.

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ACTRESS GLENNE HEADLY HAS DIED AT 62

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Glenne Headly (March 13, 1955 – June 8, 2017)

(FoxNews/AP) – Glenne Headly’s agent has confirmed the actress
died Thursday night. No cause of death or location was immediately
available. 

Headly was known from performances in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
(1988), "Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), and "Dick Tracy"(1990). She
was an early member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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Note:”M. Holland’s Opus” was filmed in and around Portland,
Oregon, with much of the exterior and interior scenes shot at
Grant High School.

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Glenne Headly in “Dick Tracy”

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Army-McCarthy hearings reached a dramatic high point on
this day in 1954 in an angry, emotion-packed exchange between
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and Joseph N. Welch, who was
special counsel for the Army.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens
(February 7, 1812 – June 9.1870)
 

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Comedian Richard Pryor suffered near-fatal burns at his home
when a mixture of "free-base" cocaine exploded on this day in
1980.

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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
(December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005)

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Secretariat became horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in
25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes on this day in 1973.

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Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss)  (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) 

Les Paul  was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made
the sound of rock and roll possible. Paul taught himself how to play guitar and
while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in
country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was
not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing, also
known as sound on sound, delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects
and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.
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JOHNNY DEPP IS 54 YEARS OLD TODAY

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John Christopher Depp II was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Actor, producer, and musician Johnny Depp has won the Golden Globe Award
and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He became a teen idol on the
1980s syndicated television series 21 Jump Street (1987- 1991).  

Depp dreamed of being a rock musician and dropped out of school at fifteen to
perform music with his band.

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