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It’s Keith’s Birthday

In the land rock and roll today is a remarkable day.  Who would of thought years ago that Keith Richards would live to be 69 years old.  Keith has diffidently deified the odds and used up quite a few of his nine lives during his life. Happy Birthday Keith!

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Big Day In 1969 For Tiny Tim The Singer

 December 17, 1969 Tiny Tim married Miss Vickie on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson". Tiny Tim and Miss Vickie had a daughter, Tulip. Then in 1977 they divorced. Tiny Tim was unique even in death. He died Saturday, November 30, 1996. He died as he lived, performing "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"

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Remembering Saturday Night Fever

It was on this date December 14, 1977 that leisure suits became the hot clothing to have.

The reason was the debut of the movie "Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta.

Speaking of hot items the soundtrack album sold 25-million copies worldwide.

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Bob Seger Goes Nationwide In 1977

On this day in 1977, Bob Seger released the single "Night Moves"  from the album of the same name. This is the song that put Bob on the map and would  kick his career into becoming a superstar. Rolling Stone magazine named the tune Single Of The Year for 1977.

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Rememebering Otis Redding

 

On this day December 10,1967, the world lost to my point of view one of the greatest soul singers ever Otis Redding.  Otis and four members of the R&B band the Bar-Kays were killed when their tour plane crashed into Lake Monona near Madison, Wisconsin. Otis Redding was just 26, and his posthumous single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" hit #1 soon after his death.

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Shocking Day For Keith Richards

December 3,1965, was the day we almost lost Keith Richards. Keith's guitar accidentally touched his microphone while The Rolling Stones performed "The Last Time" in Sacramento, California. The electric shock knocked Keith unconscious for seven minutes.

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Christmas Magic With David Bowie And Bing Crosby

November 30, 1977 probably one of the most unusual musical pairings ever happened. The old crooner Bing Crosby teamed up with David Bowie and the two performed a duet of "The Little Drummer Boy"/"Peace on Earth," which was then released as a single.

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The Day We Lost George Harrison

George Harrison the quiet Beatle died eleven years ago today. George was a great musician, a film producer , loved race cars, playing his ukelele. Keith Richards nickname for his friend was "Farmer" because George loved to work in the garden. But of course he's best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. George had a spirit and appreciation for the gift of life.

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Rocky And Bullwinkle’s 53rd Anniversary

One of my favorite TV shows debuted on this date in 1959, the cartoon show "Rocky And His Friends". The stars of the show were Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose , the show also featured some great characters like Boris and Natasha, Dudley Do-Right

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Happy Birthday Montana

Back in 1889 on November 8th. Montana entered the United States of America as the 41st. state.

Did you know that Montana is known as “Big Sky Country”. Helena is the capital of Montana; the western meadowlark is the state bird and the bitterroot is the state flower.

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Remembering The Legendary Steve McQueen

One of my favorite actors died on this day in 1980.  "The King of Cool" Steve McQueen. Steve was 50 years old when he passed away from mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen.

He came from being a troubled kid who spent time in reform schools to become one of the world's most popular actors.

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Celebrate The Board Game Monopoly

Today November 5th , in the year 1935 Parker Brothers a toy and game manufacturer came out with probably the most famous board game in the world “Monopoly”.

According to history the idea for Monopoly the game came on the scene 1903. A lady here in the U.S.A. named Lizzie Phillips created the game to help explain the single tax theory.

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