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Les Paul (1915-2009) and Mary Ford (1924-1977)  were a popular
1950s husband-and-wife musical duo who performed and recorded during 1945–1963. The couple were introduced to each other by
Gene Autry
in 1945 and were married on December 31, 1949.

Paul and Ford are famous for creating a makeshift recording studio
in their garage. In that studio, they used
multitrack recording to
record many of their big hits.

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Ford and Paul were music superstars during the first half of the
1950s, putting out 28 hits for
Capitol Records between 1950 and
1957, including "
Tiger Rag
", "Vaya con Dios" (11 weeks at No. 1), "Mockin’ Bird Hill" (top 10), "How High the Moon" (nine weeks at
No. 1), "
Bye Bye Blues" and "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise".

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On December 12, 1963, a vinyl long-playing record (“LP”) called
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album set a record for
album sales. A total of 4 million copies sold in the first six days
of its release.

The album included recordings of some of Kennedy’s most
memorable speeches, as well as memorial tributes to the
president broadcast in the aftermath of his assassination on 
November 22, 1963. The recordings included excerpts from his
inaugural address and his campaign debates with Richard Nixon
as well as highlights from speeches on a variety of topics.

Each copy of the album cost 99 cents and the proceeds went to
the Joseph Kennedy, Jr., Foundation for Mental Retardation.

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Rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for the hit “Great
Balls of Fire” and who married his thirteen year old cousin, Myra
Gale Brown.

Before Fame

He was expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for playing what
they termed “devil’s music.” He played music in Natchez,
Mississippi to make a living.


He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million
Dollar Quartet (below).

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Donald “Don” Everly (February 1, 1937 – August 21, 2021)



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering
Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country rock hits impacted a generation of rock ‘n’ roll music, has died.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a family spokesperson said
Everly died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. His brother,
Phil Everly, died in January 2014 at age 74.


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Phil and Don

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — After nearly five decades of
blowin’ in the wind, a double
Bob Dylan album finally has a
direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the
vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to
be returned.

Howard Simon recently sent the album along with a letter to
Heights Libraries apologizing for his tardiness, according to a
news release from the library system outside Cleveland.

Simon checked out Dylan’s "Self Portrait" album in 1973 as an
eighth-grader at a University Heights middle school. Simon,
now 73, says he found it between two other Dylan albums in
his personal vinyl collection.

"The funny thing about this is that we don’t charge overdue
fines anymore–as long as we get the item back, we see no
need to penalize people," branch manager Sara Phillips was
quoted as saying. "We’re grateful that Mr. Simon returned the
record. I’d said we can now call it even."

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Bob Dylan in 1973

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Bob turned 80 on May 24th.

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