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THE ARCHIES TV Show Debuted this Day in 1968
Based on the popular comic book series, The Archie Show debuted on CBS Saturday mornings this day in 1968. The animated series proved to be such a ratings bonanza CBS actually considered moving the show to prime time. Of course, the series led to a few hit records, including "Bang Shang a L…
THE MONKEES TV Show Debuted this Day in 1966
Fifty-eight episodes of the sitcom called The Monkees aired on Monday nights on NBC, beginning this day in 1966. It was especially popular with young girls. The show's humor was loosely based on the Beatles first film, A Hard Day's Night. The series won an Emmy Award and ran for two s…
BUDDY HOLLY Born this Day in 1936
He had so many hits in a very short span of time, and influenced countless other rock and roll greats - BUDDY HOLLY was born in Lubbock, Texas this day in 1936. Among his most famous songs are "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "That'll Be the Day," "Maybe Baby," "Ra…
Steely Dan’s WALTER BECKER Dies at 67
We've all got the "Deacon Blues" today. It's been reported that Steely Dan's Walter Becker has died at the age of 67. He'd been very ill for some time. He and Don Fagen gave us so many hits - "Do It Again," "Peg," "Re…
VAN MORRISON Is 72 Today
Rock and roll legend VAN MORRISON was born in Northern Ireland this day in 1945. He turns 72 today and shows no signs of slowing down. Among his most famous hits are "Brown-Eyed Girl," "Domino," "Blue Money" and "Moondance." However, he got his start in a rock…
Happy Birthday JERRY ALLISON of Buddy Holly’s Crickets
The drummer and co-writer of several of the late Buddy Holly's most famous tunes, including "Peggy Sue" - named for his future wife. JERRY ALLISON, turns 78 today. He also did some moonlighting as "Ivan" while a member of the Crickets. He is the only survivin…
MARSHALL THOMPSON of the CHI-LITES Is 75 Today
They began as the Hi-Lites, but became THE CHI-LITES to better incorporate their hometown of Chicago into their name. They reached Top Ten twice with "Oh, Girl" and "Have You Seen Her." One of the original members, MARSHALL THOMPSON, JR. turns 75 today...
“DANCING IN THE STREET” Released this Day 1964
Motown's Gordy record label released one of its biggest hits this very day in 1964 - "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas. It soared to #2 on the charts and earned the group their first gold record. Because it mentions that "Summer's here and the t…
Elvis’ “LOVE ME TENDER” Debuted this Day 1956
Elvis Presley's first motion picture, in glorious black-and-white, debuted in theaters this very day in 1956. The original working title was "The Reno Brothers," but it was changed to Love Me Tender to better promote one of the songs in the film...

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