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FIRST EPISODE AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

George Maharis and Martin Milner in Route 66 (1960)
George Maharis (left) (turned 92 last month) Martin Milner
(December 28, 1931 – September 6, 2015)

 

On October 7, 1960, the first episode of the one-hour television
drama “Route 66” airs on CBS. The program had a simple premise:
It followed two young men, Buz Murdock (George Maharis) and
Tod Stiles (Martin Milner), as they drove across the country in
an inherited Corvette (Chevrolet was one of the show’s sponsors),

doing odd jobs and looking for adventure. According to the show’s
creator and writer, Stirling Silliphant (best known for his acclaimed
“Naked City,” an earlier TV series), Buz and Tod were really on a

journey in search of themselves.

“Route 66″was different from every other show on television. For
one thing, it was shot on location all over the U.S. instead of in a
studio. By the time its run was up in 1964, the show’s cast and
crew had traveled from
Maine to Florida and from Los Angeles
to Toronto: In all, they taped 116 episodes in 25 states.

 

 

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Television's New Frontier: The 1960s: Route 66 (1961)

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MEMBER DIES

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Morris Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)

 

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis
Presley hits like A Little Less Conversation and “In the Ghetto”
has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook
that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery
and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer,
singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

 

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FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy" of the 1940s-50s. | Old western movies, Movie stars, Western movie

Gene Autry - October 2, 1998 - Obituary - Tributes.com
Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

 

Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
most prominent figures.

He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
for over thirty years.

 

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ONE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBER REMAINS

Don Wilson of THE VENTURES Performing June 3, 2018 - 2 of 2 - YouTube

Don Wilson (above) continues to record with The Ventures, but 

retired from touring at the end of 2015. With Nokie Edwards’
death in 2018, Wilson is now the lone surviving member of the
original group.

 

Nokie Edwards, Whose Guitar Drove the Ventures, Dies at Is Dead at 82 - The New York Times


The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in

1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson (center) and Bob
Bogle
(right) (January 16, 1934 – June 14, 2009). While their

popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group
remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly
to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson
(rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass),
Nokie Edwards (front) ((May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018) initially
bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor
(drums)
(September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996).

 

 

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REMEMBER THIS RADIO/TELEVISION SERIES

Amazon.com: Dangerous Assignment: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Bill Karn, Robert Ryf, Adrian Gendot, Al C. Ward

 

Dangerous Assignment was an NBC radio drama starring Brian Donlevy
broadcast in the US 1949–1953, a syndicated television series
distributed in from 1951–52 (also starring Brian Donlevy), and an
Australian radio series broadcast from 1954-56 as remakes of the
original American  radio scripts.

 

 

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Brian DONLEVY : Biography and movies
Waldo Brian Donlevy (February 9, 1901 – April 6, 1972)

 

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