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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SHOW BEGAN RUN ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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The Midnight Special is a  musical variety series that aired during the 1970s
and early 1980s on NBC-TV. It was created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It
debuted as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a  regular series
on February 2, 1973, with its last show airing on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute
program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Carson
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The show mostly featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through
March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer. The theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers. The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical
acts performing live, rather then lip-synching to prerecorded music.

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                 Helen Reddy hosting The midnight Special

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                    The Wolfman on The midnight Special

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COMPOSER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1756

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  was a influential Austrian composer of the Classical era.
He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as the finest of symphonic, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most popular of classical composers.
Mozart showed extraordinary ability from early childhood by being competent on the piano and violin. He composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At the age of 17, Mozart was hired as a court musician. Mozart died in 1791 at the age of 35. Many believe the cause was acute rheumatic fever.  

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