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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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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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10 Game Franchises That Successfully Shifted Genres

When these 10 franchises spun-off we were surprised, and we were further surprised when the new games proved to be a lot of fun.

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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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