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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…
The Real PEGGY SUE Dies at 78 in Lubbock, Texas
When the song became a Top Five smash for Buddy Holly, the real PEGGY SUE was the girlfriend of Crickets member Jerry Allison. Peggy and Jerry later married, but eventually divorced. Peggy later remarried, had two children, and worked in a dental office...
THE JETSONS Premiered on ABC this Day in 1962
One of TV's first prime time cartoons, The Jetsons debuted on ABC this day in 1962. Basically, it was The Flintstones set in the future, and everyone knows the theme song. However, you probably haven't seen it like this SINCE 1962 - with the original Scotch Tape Sponsorship …
The Genius, RAY CHARLES Was Born this day in 1930
Nicknamed "The Genius of Soul," RAY CHARLES was born this day in 1930. NOT blind since birth, instead losing his sight around the age of 5, he overcome his physical challenges to become one of music's all-time greats. See a performance of the classic "Unchain My Heart…
PERRY MASON Premiered this Day in 1957 on CBS
It still runs daily on numerous cable channels, Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale debuted on CBS this day in 1957, based on the books of Erle Stanley Gardner. Of course, Burr later enjoyed another long run as TV's Ironside...
ADAM 12 Premiered on NBC Exactly 50 Years Ago Today
Exactly 50 years ago today, Adam 12 began its eight year run on NBC. It starred Martin Milner, formerly of Route 66, and Kent McCord who had previously appeared numerous times on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Here's the opening credits...
LOST IN SPACE Debuted on CBS this Day in 1965
It was a sci-fi show that gave us three years worth of catch phrases such as "Danger, danger, Will Robinson" and "That does not compute." The Robinson family took on a space adventure set in 1999 that went array, leaving them hopeless Lost in Space...
GREEN ACRES Debuted on CBS this Day in 1965
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor kicked off a six-season run on Green Acres this very day in 1965 on CBS. Oliver Wendell Douglas abandoned his successful law practice to pursue his dream of working on his own farm, much to the chagrin of his wife, Lisa...
MY MOTHER THE CAR Debuted on NBC this Day 1965
Considered by many to be among the worst sitcoms of all time, My Mother the Car starring Jerry Van Dyke and Ann Sothern debuted on NBC this day in 1965. The premise of one's late mother being rein-CAR-nated as a car is ridiculous, but the theme song was rather fun...
Disco Legend BARRY WHITE Born this Day 1944
Disco superstar BARRY WHITE was born this day in 1944. Early in his career, he sang with a couple of doo wop groups - The  Atlantics and the Upfronts. He achieved major success a few years later as a writer/producer and member of the Love Unlimited Orchestra, and as a solo performer with an imp…
THE MONKEES Premiered on NBC this Day 1966
Peter, Mike, Mickey and Davy made their TV debut today as The Monkees - September 12, 1966 on a Monday night on NBC. Everything timed out perfectly because "Last Train to Clarksville," released only a few weeks prior, had already ascended to the #1 spot on the music charts in time …
BUDDY HOLLY Born 83 Years Ago Today
Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holly was born this day in 1936. In his very, very short life, he left behind a legacy of music, and influenced countless others, including so many of the British Invasion artists of the 1960s. See a rare live performance of "Peggy Sue" on T…
Beach Boy AL JARDINE Is 76 Today
Happy birthday, Al Jardine. Al turns 76 today, and maybe you didn't know it but he sings lead on one of the group's biggest hits, HELP ME, RHONDA. Enjoy a live performance of the song on The Andy Williams Show by clicking on the link below.
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE Mentions Today's Date
It was the Third of September, a day I'll always remember. Those words are immortalized in the #1 classic "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations. Did you know that the Undisputed Truth actually recorded the first version of the song? That is true, but the Tempting Tempt…
CONCENTRATION Debuted on NBC Exactly 60 Years Ago Today
It was a daytime staple for some 15 years - Concentration debuted on NBC this day in 1958. Hugh Downs was the host for most of the show's run, but Ed McMahon was host for a brief period when Downs had a severe neck injury, and announcer Bob Clayton took over in the show's final years.…
KENNY ROGERS Is 80 Today
He made his first records as KENNETH Rogers, and has performed almost every genre of music from pop to folk to country. He even had a big psychedelic rock hit with the First Edition called "JUST DROPPED IN TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION WAS IN...
Singer Songwriter JACKIE DeSHANNON Is 74 Today
She wrote many classics for others, including "Dum Dum" for Brenda Lee, but scored two major hits of her own with "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love." She's JACKIE DeSHANNON and she's 74 today. Click…
Original Version of HOUND DOG Recorded this Day in 1953
The Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller composition, HOUND DOG, was later immortalized by Elvis Presley, but the original version of the song was recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton for Houston's Peacock Record label this day in 1953 - 65 years ago...
The Isley Brothers Released the Original SHOUT this Day 1959
The Isley Brothers recorded the original SHOUT this day in 1959. Released on the RCA Victor record label, this song was unusually long for the time period. Most songs of the era were slightly over two minutes in length, but this song fill with sheer jubilation timed out at over four minutes...
The Temptations Released BEAUTY'S ONLY SKIN DEEP this Day 1966
So smooth and so talented - the Temptations on Motown's Gordy record subsidiary released one of their finest Top Ten hits, "Beauty's Only Skin Deep" this day in 1966. Enjoy it again by clicking below, and watching their flawless choreography...