MUSICAL FILM PREMIERED IN NEW YORK ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical film The Sound of Music was directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews (above) and Christopher
Plummer. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The film ultimately
grossed over $158 million at the U.S. and Canada box office, and displaced
Gone With the Wind as the all-time champion.

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Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music 

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ROBERTA FLACK TURNED 74 TODAY

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Roberta Flack  is a singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for her jazz,
soul, and folk music. Flack is best known for her Hot 100 #1 , Grammy Award
winning singles The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1972) and Killing Me
Softly With His Song (1973). Roberta and U2 are the only artists to win the 
award in back-to-back years.

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BELOVED GOSPEL SINGER IS 102 TODAY!

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George Beverly "Bev" Shea is a Grammy-Award-winning bass-baritone gospel music singer and the composer of several hymns.  Shea is considered "the first international singing ‘star’ of the gospel world," as a result of his solos at Billy Graham Crusades
and his exposure on radio, records, and television. According to the Guinness Book
of Records, Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people ever,
with an estimated cumulative live audience of 220 million people. Shea has been a 
musical mainstay in Graham’s crusades since 1947.

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    From left to right, song leader Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham, and Bev Shea

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                         Happy Birthday George, and may God bless!

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IT WAS #1 ON THIS DATE IN 1976 AND BARRY DIDN’T WRITE IT!

This Barry Manilow song was written by Bruce Johnston of The Beach
Boys.
It won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and was nominated 
for Record of the Year in 1977. It became one of Manilow’s signature
songs. 

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                                               Bruce Johnston

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JACK JONES IS 73 TODAY

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Two – time Grammy Award winner Jack Jones was one of the most
popular vocalists of the 1960’s.  Judy Garland called him the best
jazz singer in the world. 

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