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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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Today Is The Day The Sun Was Born

According to the Incas,today marks the Birthday of the Sun. So in celebration of the Sun here are some fact about that ball of fire in the sky.

The sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system.

Four million tons of hydrogen are consumed by the sun every second, which helps to create the sun’s composition of 75 percent hydrogen, 23 percent helium, and 2 percent heavier elements.

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Jimi Hendrix Gone But Not Forgotten

September 18,1970 a sad day for music lovers  Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 in London. People on the scene that day 42 years ago say Jimi could still be alive if he had been put into an upright position in the ambulance rather than left lying on his back, and he wouldn't have suffocated on his own vomit. He also might have been saved from death if the nearby hospital admitted people of color.

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Remembering Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft is one of my favorite actresses and she was born on this date September 17,1931 in The Bronx, New York.

In 1967 she created the famous movie character Mrs Robinson in  "The Graduate". Every young mans dream of the perfect older women who lived next door.

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Remembering The Debut Of “Law & Order” On TV

One of my favorite TV shows debuted on this date in 1990 on NBC "Law & Order".  The show was the beginning of a great acting career for Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan.  I especialy enjoy the years of the show that had Chris teamed up with Jerry Orbach playing Detective Lennie Briscoe.

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