Category 1936

The Talented Pearl Bailey

The Talented Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey
Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.
Pearl Bailey

Bailey c. 1960
Born
Pearl Mae Bailey
March 29, 1918
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Died
August 17, 1990 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of death
Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease
Occupation
Actress, singer
Years active
1936–1989
Spouses
John Randolph Pinkett (m. 1948–52)
Louie Bellson (m. 1952–90)
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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Five

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Five

Influence

Teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney saw Holly for the first time when he appeared on Sunday Night at the London Palladium. The two had recently met and begun their musical association. They studied Holly’s records, learned his performance style and lyricism, and based their act around his persona. Inspired by Holly’s insect-themed Crickets, they chose to name their band “The Beatles”. Lennon and McCartney later cited Holly as their main influence.
Lennon’s band the Quarrymen covered “That’ll Be the Day” in their first recording session, in 1958...

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Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part Three

Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part Three

Political views

On The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour television show, Campbell avoided political topics. Around this time, he described himself in interviews as “a registered Democrat but I voted Republican a few times” and he performed in support of both Republican and Democratic politicians. Campbell performed the National Anthem at the 1980 Republican National Convention and continued to make a number of campaign appearances for Republican candidates during the 1980s and 1990s.

Alzheimer’s diagnosis

In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. According to his family, symptoms of the disease had been occurring for years, becoming more and more evident as the years progressed.
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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Four

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Four

Legacy

Encyclopædia Britannica stated that Holly “produced some of the most distinctive and influential work in rock music”. AllMusic defined him as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll”. Rolling Stone ranked him number 13 on its list of “100 Greatest Artists”. The Telegraph called him a “pioneer and a revolutionary […] a multidimensional talent […] (who) co-wrote and performed (songs that) remain as fresh and potent today”.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included Holly among its first class in 1986. On its entry, the Hall of Fame remarked upon the large quantity of material he produced during his short musical career, and said it “made a major and lasting impact on popular music”...

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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died February 3,1959 Part Three

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died February 3,1959 Part Three

Winter Dance Party tour and death (1959)

Signpost near the Clear Lake crash site
Holly vacationed with his wife in Lubbock and visited Jennings’ radio station in December 1958. For the start of the Winter Dance Party tour, he assembled a band consisting of Waylon Jennings (electric bass), Tommy Allsup (guitar), and Carl Bunch (drums). Holly and Jennings left for New York City, arriving on January 15, 1959. Jennings stayed at Holly’s apartment by Washington Square Park on the days prior to a meeting scheduled at the headquarters of the General Artists Corporation, which organized the tour. They then traveled by train to Chicago to join the rest of the band.
The Winter Dance Party tour began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Janua...

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Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part Two

Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part Two

1973–79: “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights”

After the cancellation of his CBS series in 1972, Campbell remained a regular on network television. He co-starred in a made-for-television movie, Strange Homecoming (1974), with Robert Culp and up-and-coming teen idol, Leif Garrett. He hosted a number of television specials, including 1976’s Down Home, Down Under with Olivia Newton-John. He co-hosted the American Music Awards from 1976–78 and headlined the 1979 NBC special Glen Campbell: Back to Basics with guest-stars Seals and Crofts and Brenda Lee...

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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Two

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part Two

The Crickets (1956–1957)

Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 (top to bottom: Allison, Holly and Mauldin)
Holly was unhappy with the results of his time with Decca; he was inspired by the success of Buddy Knox’s “Party Doll” and Jimmy Bowen’s “I’m Stickin’ with You”, and visited Norman Petty, who had produced and promoted both records. Together with Allison, bassist Joe B. Mauldin, and rhythm guitarist Niki Sullivan, he went to Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico. The group recorded a demo of “That’ll Be the Day”, a song they had previously recorded in Nashville. Now playing lead guitar, Holly achieved the sound he desired. Petty became his manager and sent the record to Brunswick Records in New York City...

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Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part One

Glen Campbell Born: April 22,1936-Still Alive Part One

Glen Campbell

Campbell in 1967
Born
Glen Travis Campbell
April 22, 1936 (age 81)
Billstown, Arkansas, U.S.
Nationality
American
Occupation
* Musician singer songwriter television host actor
Years active
1958–2013
Spouses
* Diane Kirk
(m. 1955; div. 1959)
* Bille Jean Nunley
(m. 1959; div. 1976)
* Sarah Barg
(m. 1976; div. 1980)
* Kimberly Woollen
(m. 1982)
Children
8
Parents
John Wesley and Carrie Dell (Stone) Campbell
Website
www.glencampbell.com
Musical career
Genres
* Country rock folk pop gospel
Instruments
* Vocals guitar banjo bass bagpipes
Labels
* Capitol Atlantic MCA Liberty Surfdog Records New Haven
Associated acts
* The Champs The Beach Boys Bobbie Gentry Anne Murray Jimmy Webb John Hartford Jerry Reed Ki...

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Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part One

Buddy Holly Born: September 7,1936-Died: February 3,1959 Part One

Buddy Holly

Holly in 1958
Background information
Birth name
Charles Hardin Holley
Born
September 7, 1936
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Died
February 3, 1959 (aged 22)
near Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Genres
* Rock and roll rockabilly pop
Occupations
Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1952–1959
Labels
Decca, Brunswick, Coral
Associated acts
Buddy and Bob, The Crickets, The Picks
Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley; September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll...

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Roger Miller Born: January 2,1936-Died: October 25,1992 Part Two

Roger Miller Born: January 2,1936-Died: October 25,1992 Part Two

In popular culture

* In 1969, Miller appeared on the television show Daniel Boone as American folk hero Johnny Appleseed. In Miller’s version of Appleseed, singing was quite common.
* In 1987, a rambling, drunken rendition of “King of the Road” was included on R.E.M.’s collection of B-sides, Dead Letter Office (album).
* The refrain in his song “England Swings” was used in 1998 in BBC Radio program 15 Minutes of Misery.
* The same song was used in the soundtrack of film Shanghai Knights.
* In 2007, music of “King of the Road” was used in a scene in the film Into The Wild, where a character in the film makes a mention of the song in writing a letter.
* He composed and performed a number of songs in the Disney animated film Ro...

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