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NBC Aired the ELVIS Comeback Special 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...
KEN BERRY, Dead at the Age of 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...
Shoop Shoop Girl BETTY EVERETT Born this Day 1939
Singer BETTY EVERETT was born this day in 1939. She had other hits, including an early version of "You're No Good," a duet with Jerry Butler titled "Let It Be Me," and a soul classic titled "There'll Come a Time" but EVERETT is best kno…
Twist Originator HANK BALLARD Born this Day 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...
The Infamous HEIDI BOWL Happened 50 Years ago Today
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...
County Music Legend ROY CLARK Dies at 85
He had hit records such as "Yesterday, When I Was Young," he was a prolific banjo, guitar and violin player, and one of the stars of TV's long-running Hee Haw series which started on CBS and then moved to first-run syndication. He also guest starred on a very popular episode o…
Legend CLYDE McPHATTER Born this Day 1932
He began as the lead singer of the Dominoes, then became the first lead singer for the Drifters, and eventually sought a great solo career - CLYDE McPHATTER was born this day in 1932. Among his biggest solo hits - "A Lover's Question," "Treasure of Love," &am…
R&B Singer DEE CLARK Was Born this Day in 1938
He began with doo wop groups such as the Delegates and the Kool Gents, but made it big on his own. Singer DEE CLARK was born this day in 1938. He would've been 80 today. Among his solo hits are "Just Keep It Up," "How About That," "Nobody But You,&am…
JOHNNY RIVERS Turns 76 Today
His real name is Johnny Ramistella, but according to legend Alan Freed suggested he change his last name to Rivers. Not an overnight success, Rivers recorded for dozens of labels unsuccessfully before finally clicking in 1964 with a remake of Chuck Berry's "Memphis...
NATALIE SCHAFER Was Born in Red Bank this Day 1900
She's best known as Mrs. Lovey Howell on Gilligan's Island, NATALIE SCHAFER was born this day in 1900 - BUT, did you know she was born in Red Bank, New Jersey? It's true. Click below to see her and Mr. Howell, Jim Backus play Password.
ART GARFUNKEL Is 77 Today
Art Garfunkel made his first records as Tom of Tom & Jerry, and then solo as Artie Garr. In the middle of a long string of successes as Simon & Garfunkel, Art was featured lead vocalist on the #1 classic "Bridge over Troubled Water." Enjoy it again by clicking below…
ART CARNEY Was Born 100 Years ago Today
He was the original Felix Ungar in the first Broadway production of The Odd Couple, but ART CARNEY will always be best remembered as sewer worker Ed Norton from The Honeymooners and The Jackie Gleason Show. He would've been 100 today. Did you know that Carney made a record...
JAY SIEGAL of the TOKENS Is 79 Today
He's 79 today and can still hit those amazing high notes when he performs THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT. He's JAY SIEGAL. The group had other hits such as "Tonight I Fell in Love," "He's in Town" and "Portrait of My Love," but is best kn…
Soul Man SAM MOORE Is 83 Today
He began as one of the Majestics, a doo wop group from the Miami, Florida area in 1956, but a decade later became a superstar "Soul Man" as one half of the famous Stax Records duo, Sam & Dave. He's SAM MOORE, a Soul Man extraordinaire, and he's 83 today. Wa...
SNL Premiered this day in 1975 on NBC
It still runs today, some 43 years later. Saturday Night Live premiered this very day in 1975 on NBC. Prior to this, Johnny Carson reruns ran  in the time slot, but when Carson requested an end to that, NBC developed a new, live variety series...
DARYL HALL Is 72 Today
Daryl Hall is 72 today. He began with a soul group in the 1960s called the Temptones, but found fame after a chance meeting in an elevator with fellow blue-eyed soul singer John Oates. Click below to see an early video of one of the duo's early hits, "She's Gone...
I LOVE LUCY Debuted 67 Years ago this Week
Amazingly, I Love Lucy still runs in syndication daily almost everywhere in the world. Amazing because it debuted on CBS this very week in 1951 - 67 years ago. Funny is funny, and this sitcom is eternally funny. Click below to see the show as it hasn't been shown since its original airing - wit…