MOTOWN RECORDS BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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Berry Gordy Jr.(above) borrowed $800 from his family and started
his own record label, called TAMLA. When a third release by the
Miracles was issued, a second label was formed, called Motown.

The first release on the TAMLA label was “COME TO ME” by Marv 
Johnson. The song was later released on the United Artists label. 

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                                       Marv Johnson

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                       The original TAMLA record

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                            Berry Gordy Jr. today

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CUBA GOODING, JR. IS 43 TODAY

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Academy Award for Best
Actor for his character, Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film 
Jerry Maguire.

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Tom Cruise from Jerry Maguire

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                     ‘’SHOW ME THE MONEY’’!!!

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Cuba played Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear
in the above 2000 film. Some exterior locations were shot 
in downtown Portland.

 

 

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THE ACTING DEBUT OF ELVIS PRESLEY

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Elvis Presley’s first motion picture premiered on this date in 1956.The movie was originally titled, THE RENO BROTHERS, but was changed due to the  success of Presley’s hit song…LOVE ME TENDER. 

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          The premier at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.

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