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THE RCA VICTOR ‘’45’’ MAGAZINE AD IN 1950

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Tony Martin (Alvin Morris) (December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012)


Martin’s career spanned over seven decades, and he scored dozens
of hits between the late-1930s and mid-1950s with songs such as
"
Walk Hand in Hand", "I Love Paris", "Stranger in Paradise" and
"
I Get Ideas".

In 1958, he became the highest paid performer in Las Vegas, signing
a five-year deal at the
Desert Inn, earning $25,000 a week.

In an unlikely pairing, Martin recorded for the Motown Records label
in the mid-1960s, scoring a minor hit with the record "Talkin’ To Your Picture".

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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FIRST PG-13 MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY

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On August 10, 1984, the action thriller Red Dawn, starring
Patrick Swayze, opened in theaters as the first movie to be
released with a PG-13 rating. The Motion Picture Association
of America (MPAA), which oversees the movie rating system,
had announced the new PG-13 category in July of that same
year.

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FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR AWARDED PATENT

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Versatile, inexpensive and relatively easy to play, the acoustic
guitar was a staple of American rural music in the early 20th
century, particularly black rural music such as the blues. But
a significant physical limitation made it a poor fit in ensembles
made up of brass, woodwind and orchestral string instruments:
The acoustic guitar was simply too quiet.

What transformed the guitar and its place in popular music, and eventually transformed  popular music itself, was the development
of a method for transforming the sound of a vibrating guitar string
into an electrical signal that could be amplified and re-converted
into audible sound at a much greater volume.

The electric guitar—the instrument that revolutionized jazz, blues
and country music and made the later rise of rock and roll possible,
was recognized by the United States Patent Office on August 10,
1937 with the award of Patent #2,089.171 to G.D. Beauchamp for an instrument known as the Rickenbacker Frying Pan.

Inventor G.D. Beauchamp, partner with Adolph Rickenbacher in the Electro String Instrument Corporation of Los Angeles, California,
spent more than five years pursuing his patent on the Frying Pan.


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A SUPER TREAT FOR SUMMER HEAT IN 1959

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7 Up was created by Charles Leiper Grigg, who launched his St.
Louis
based company The Howdy Corporation in 1920. Grigg
came up with the formula for a lemon-lime soft drink in 1929.

The product, originally named "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime
Soda", was launched two weeks before the
Wall Street Crash of
1929
. It contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug, until
1948. It was one of a number of
patent medicine
products popular
in the late-19th and
early-20th centuries. Its name was later
shortened to "7 Up Lithiated Lemon Soda" before being further shortened to just "7 Up" by 1936.

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Charles Leiper Grigg
(May 11, 1868 – April 16, 1940)
       
      
      
      
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Glass bottle with paper label (1930’s)

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