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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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Flashback With The Rolling Stones

From the Rolling Stones History Book. A couple key moments happened on October 25th. First up the year is 1960, and on a train a 17-year-old Mick Jagger bumps into a grade school acquaintance Keith Richards. The two started chatting and discovered they both were into rhythm and blues records. Keith by the way had under his arm some R&B albums. Little did they know that love of cool music would lead to the formation of one greatest rock bands.

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Happy Birthday Suzanne Somers

 

Suzanne Somers born Suzanne Marie Mahoney October 16, 1946 in San Bruno, California.

Her acting career kicked in to gear with her playing the blonde in the Thunderbird in the movie "American Graffiti" is a 1973.  Four years later in 1977, she got the TV role of the wacky Chrissy Snow on "Three's Company".

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It’s “I Love Lucy” Day

October 15, 1951 "I Love Lucy," premiered on CBS-TV starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. New episodes were produced for six years, and thanks to reruns the show will be playing on a TV somewhere until the world comes to end.

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Fleetwood Mac Goes Hollywood 33 Years Ago

October 10, 1979  was quite the day in Los Angeles for Fleetwood Mac. They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was also ‘Fleetwood Mac Day’ in Los Angeles, by proclamation of Mayor Tom Bradley.

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Born 72 Years Ago John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon. Today if John where still with us would be celebrating his 72 birthday.  I feel that if John was still here he would be making music and fighting for world peace.

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Potty Training With Music

A big day in potty training history October 8, 1988 a patent was issued to Lirida Paz of New Jersey, for the "Musical Potty Chair".  The chair automatically plays music when a child-trainee successfully utilizes it.

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