WILSON PICKETT WOULD HAVE BEEN 70 TODAY

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Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was a R&B/ Rock and Roll
singer and songwriter who was a major figure in the development of American
soul music. He ecorded over 50 songs which made the R&B charts, and was
frequently a cross over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best known hits
was “In the midnight Hour”which he co-wrote. In 1991 Wilson Pickett was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pickett died from a heart
attack at the age of 64. 

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FABIAN FORTE IS 68 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Fabiano Anthony Forte, known as Fabian,was a teen idol of the late 1950s
and early 1960s. He rose to national prominence after performing several times
on American Bandstand. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing.

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HIS FIRST SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

Del Shannon’s Runaway became number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the
spring of 1961.

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              DEL SHANNONS FINAL CONCERT
             One of the last pictures taken of Del Shannon at his final concert
             February 3, 1990 in Fargo, North Dakota. He died five days later 
             from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 55.

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SHELLEY FABARES TURNED 67 TODAY

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Shelley Fabares is the niece of Nanette Fabray. She began acting at age three and at age 10 made her television debut in an episode of Letters to Loretta. After guest-starring on various television series, Fabares landed the role of "Mary Stone" in the long-running ABC-TV family sitcom The Donna Reed Show (1958 – 1966).

Her national popularity led to a recording contract and two "Top 40" hits, including “Johnny Angel”, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in April 1962. It sold over one-million copies and was awarded a Gold Disc.

Fabares left The Donna Reed Show in 1963 (she would return periodically until its end in 1966) to pursue a film career. She appeared in a number of motion pictures, including three Elvis movies: Girl Happy (1965), Spinnout  (1966), and Clambake (1967).

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R&B SOUL MAN PERCY SLEDGE IS 70 TODAY


“When a Man Loves a Woman” was released in 1966 and
made it to the top spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and
R&B charts.

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