PATTI PAGE HAD THE #1 SONG ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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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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COUNTRY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Five Star Jubilee was a country music variety show carried by NBC-TV from
March 17–September 22, 1961. The live program, a spin-off of ABC-TV’s Jubilee
USA, was the first network color television series to originate outside New York
City or Hollywood. It was produced from the Landers Theater (above) in Springfield, Missouri. The series featured five rotating hosts, Snooky Lanson, Tex Ritter, Rex
Allen, Jimmy Wakely, and Carl Smith. The sponsor was Massey Ferguson.

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FERLIN HUSKY ~ DEAD AT 85

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Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) was a 
singer who became well-known as a country-pop hit maker under
various names, including Terry Preston and Simon Crum. In the 1950s  
and 60s, Husky had several hits, including "Gone" and "Wings of a  
Dove", each reaching number one on the country charts. In 2010, he 
was inducted into the Country music Hall of Fame.

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JOHN SEBASTIAN TURNED 67 TODAY

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John  Sebastian was the founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band that had 
its roots in the folk music scene based in the Greenwich Village section
of lower Manhattan during the early 1960s. The group was inducted into 
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Sebastian has stated that he no 
he no longer wishes to perform with the remaining members of the group
because of personal differences. Boone, Butler and Yester, with Butler who     
now handles the lead-singing chores, are still touring under the group name,
with the addition of the two new members. 

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