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The Butler Did It – JERRY BUTLER Is 79 Today
Chicago legend JERRY BUTLER, nicknamed "The Iceman" is 79 today. He still performs on occasion, but for many years has been immersed in Chicago politics. He began as one of the original Impressions and then launched a successful solo career beginning in the early 1960s...
LITTLE RICHARD Is 86 Today
One of rock and roll's true pioneers, LITTLE RICHARD, aka Richard Penniman turns 86 today. His intense vocals backed by a really cooking band scored a long series of big hits such as "Tutti Frutti," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Long Tall Sally," "Keep a Knockin,"…
The ELVIS TV Comeback Special Aired 50 Years ago Today
He was never really gone, but Elvis Presley let us know he was back exactly 50 years ago today when NBC aired the special simply titled Elvis. It's the musical special featuring Elvis in the black leather outfit. To refresh your memory, enjoy a clip of the special below...
Actor/Dancer KEN BERRY Had Died at 85
Early on, he had recurring roles on TV sitcoms such as The Ann Sothern Show, and Ensign O'Toole, but actor/dancer KEN BERRY made a name for himself on hit shows such as F Troop, Mayberry RFD and Mama's Family. For many years, Ken was married to actress/comedienne Jackie Joseph. Aft...
Three amazing rock and roll acts performed live on The Ed Sullivan Show this very day in 1957 - Buddy Holly singing "Peggy Sue," the Rays performing "Silhouettes," and Sam Cooke with the incredible "You Send Me." See the latter by click…
HANK BALLARD Born this Day in 1927
Singer, songwriter HANK BALLARD was born this day in 1927. Truly one of rock and roll's pioneers, Hank scored numerous hits on the R&B charts in the early and mid 1950s with the Midnighters, such as "Work with Me Annie," "Annie Had a Baby," "…
MICKEY MOUSE Turns 90 this Weekend
He began as Steamboat Willie - MICKEY MOUSE, the billion-dollar rodent, turns 90 this weekend. Steamboat Willie was seen for the first time by the public exactly 90 years ago. See it in glorious black-and-white below. What a Mickey Mouse operation...
Today Is the 50th Anniversary of THE HEIDI GAME
Even if you aren't old enough to have experienced it, I'm sure you've HEARD about the infamous HEIDI GAME which came to be exactly 50 years ago today. NBC dropped out of a Jets vs. Raiders football game to hard start the movie Heidi at its scheduled time...

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