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The First Sighting Of Donald Duck

On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in the cartoon "The Wise Little Hen". Donald's outrageous temper made him audience favorite.There were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Chip & Dale.

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Today Is Girl Scout Day

In 1912 on March 12, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low from Savannah, Georgia gathered together a group of eighteen girls  for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Daisy thought that  girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Van Halen Kicks Into Gear 35 Years Ago

On this day in 1978, one of rock and roll's greatest debut albums Van Halen's self-titled album enters the music charts. The collection will end up selling at least 10 million copies.

Rock critics at the time greeted the album with negative reviews.  Rock dogs nationwide loved what they heard.

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George Harrison Born 70 Years Ago

Up until 1992, George Harrison took for granted that he was born on this day in 1943 February 25th. In 1992 he learned that his birth date was off by one calendar day by about a half hour. So in fact, George's birthday was really yesterday, February 24th.  But we still celebrate the occasion today. George would have been 70.

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Remembering The Beatles First Number One Hit In America

The British Invasion of rock and roll in the U.S.A. got kicked into high gear this week in 1964.The Beatles reached the #1 spot on the music charts, with the single, I Want to Hold Your Hand.

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The Beatles Take On America

On this day in 1964, Beatlemania got into kicked off in America! The Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" entered the record charts on the way to a seven-week run at #1. Rock and Roll history was gettin

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Peter Frampton Becomes A Superstar 37 Years Ago

January 16,1976  the day Peter Frampton's career had a turning point big time with the release of "Frampton Comes Alive". The double LP went to number one spot on the album charts and stayed there for 17 weeks.

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August 4,1966: The English psychedelic blues band the Yardbirds, (from left) Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Chris Dreja and lead singer Keith Relf. 
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August 4,1966: The English psychedelic blues band the Yardbirds, (from left) Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Chris Dreja and lead singer Keith Relf. (Photo by George Stroud/Express/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Page Arrives 69 Years Ago

James Patrick Page was born today January 9,1944. When Jimmy Page was 8 years old he picked up his first guitar and the rest is rock and roll history.

Jimmy Page started out in London as studio musician in 1964. Then in 1966 he joined The Yardbirds

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It’s The Birthday Of The King Of Rock And Roll

Today is birthday of Elvis Presley born January 8,1935 at his parents home in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Elvis's twin brother Jesse, was delivered 35 minutes before him, stillborn. There are so many great stories about Elvis.

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January Fourth Rock And Roll Flashback

A couple of  interesting music events on this day.  In 1954, Elvis Presley paid Sun Records $4.00 to record two songs for his mother: "My Happiness" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin." The session took ten minutes.

January 4,1965 was a very good day for Leo Fender.

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Led Zeppelin Lands In Hollywood 33 Years Ago

On this date in 1969, Led Zeppelin played the first of a four night stay at the Whisky-A-Go-Go nightclub on Sunset Stripe in Hollywood and the opening act was Alice Cooper.

I bet the ticket price was something like 3 bucks.

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15 Years Ago The Titanic Starts Making Money

Movie history was made today in 1997 with the release of James Cameron’s  “Titanic”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane and Kathy Bates. It would turn out to be become the biggest grossing movie of all time.

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