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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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Happy Birthday To The Gangster Of Love

Steve Miller was born today October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Steve learned to love music from his mother,  a non-professional singer, and his dad, a pathologist, who enjoyed jazz  and was an amateur recording engineer. Family friend Les Paul (the guitar great) heard a five year old Steve playing a guitar given to him by his uncle. Les encouraged the young boy to practice ... and "perhaps you'll be something one day".

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Janis Joplin Gone But Not Forgotten

It was today October 4th, 1970 that one of the great vocalists of all time Janis Joplin died from a drug overdose.  Such a sad thing to see a talented soul done in by such an evil element heroin.  We can only imagine what great music she would have given us.

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‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Premieres 42 Years Ago

The Andy Griffith Show debut on October 3, 1960.on CBS-TV.  The show was about a sheriff and his deputy in a town with no crime. Starring Andy Griffith as Andy, Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Ronny Howard as Opie, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bea, Jim Nabors as Gomer, Anita Corsaut as Helen, George Lindsey as Goober, Howard McNear as Floyd, Hal Smith as Otis, Jack Dodson as Howard, Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou, and Hope Summers as Clara.

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Remembering John Bonham

On this day in 1980 music lost one of its greats. John Bonham passed away after a night of heavy drinking at guitarist Jimmy Page's house. John reportedly drank 40 shots in just a few hours.

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