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REMEMBER THIS OPENING ON NBC – TV?

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Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) Comedian
known to millions of viewers as “Uncle Miltie” and “Mr. Television”.

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THE FINAL PORTRAIT ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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Cover, January 22, 1981.



The now-famous photograph (above) of John and Yoko is all the
more poignant for having been taken on the morning of December
8, 1980, just twelve hours before Lennon’s death.
   

 

Annie Leibovitz (below) was commissioned by Rolling Stone to
photograph the couple as part of promotional efforts for their
joint album Double Fantasy.


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LLOYD CENTER NOSTALGIA FROM THE 1970’s

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Sandy’s camera shop at Lloyd Center with then Portland mayor
Mildred Schwab standing out front (second from right).

 

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FESTIVAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opened on a patch of
farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording
studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters
managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the
Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the
event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute,
giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50
miles from Woodstock. The event attracted an audience of more than
400.00.

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TITLE REGAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Carl Bobo Olson
Sugar Ray Robinson (left) decks Carl Olson.

Sugar Ray Robinson upset the odds to regain the middleweight crown in 1955 by
knocking out champion Carl “Bobo” Olson in two rounds in Chicago.

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Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)
  
(May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989)

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