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FIRST NUMBER ONE HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The Everly Brothers (Phil on the left, Don on the right) singing on
The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957.

Harmony singing was a part of rock and roll right from the beginning, but the
three- and four-part harmonies of doo-wop, derived from black gospel and
blues traditions, would never have given us Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles
or the Byrds. To get those groups, you first had to have the Everly Brothers,
whose ringing, close-harmony style introduced a whole new sound into the
rock-and-roll vocabulary: the sound of Appalachia set to hard-driving
acoustic guitars and a subtle backbeat rhythm. One of the most important
and influential groups in the history of rock and roll, the Everly Brothers
burst onto the music scene in 1957 with their first big hit, "Bye Bye Love,"
which was quickly followed with their first #1 song, "Wake Up Little Susie,"
which topped the Billboard pop chart on this day in 1957.  (History.com)

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DAVID LEE ROTH IS 65 TODAY

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Rock vocalist David Lee Roth was with Van Halen from 1974 to 1985 and went
on to pursue a solo career. He has a webcast via YouTube called The Roth
Show. He was born into a family of surgeons, working as a hospital orderly
while attending Pasadena City College.  Before becoming a rock star, he was
a radio personality. 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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ACTRESS DIAHANN CARROLL HAS DIED AT 84

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Diahann Carroll
(Carol Diahann Johnson)
(July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)


Carroll was diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1997. She said the diagnosis
"stunned" her because there was no family history of breast cancer and
she had always had a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of
radiation therapy, and was clear since. She died today in Los Angeles.


Her 1968 debut in Julia (NBC) the first series on
American television to
star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in
her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-
race diva in the
primetime soap opera Dynasty.

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Julia, original release from September 17, 1968 – March 23, 1971

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Jerry Lee Lewis, often known by his nickname…The Killer
is 84 years old to day.
 


Singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis has been described as a pioneer of
rockabilly and ‘’rock & roll’s first great wild man.”         

Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country. He has won
several Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

On February 28, 2019, Lewis suffered a minor stroke in Memphis. He is
expected to fully recover, but had to cancel some appearances.

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