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Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five

Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five

Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five

Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five

It’s been awhile, but Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five is now on my website and you can read it at anytime, and listen to my album, with no download possible(I made sure of that), so please enjoy and come whenever you like.

Cancer And Death

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Legend Sammy Davis Jr. Part Five

Grave of Sammy Davis Jr.

in the Garden of Honor,

Forest Lawn Glendale

In August 1989, Davis began to develop symptoms—a tickle in his throat and inability to taste food. Doctors found a cancerous tumor in Davis’s throat. He had often smoked four packs of cigarettes a day as an adult...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Decline

Sherman’s career success was short-lived: after peaking in 1963, his popularity declined rather quickly. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, impersonator Vaughn Meader vowed to never again do a Kennedy impression, and perhaps because of this ominous shadow – Meader was a very popular parody impressionist of the day – and the resulting reluctance to book such acts, the public saw less of Sherman’s type of comedy. Beginning in 1964, Sherman was among many American acts whose sales were affected badly by the British Invasion (which, in fair measure, Sherman skewered in the song “Pop Hates the Beatles”, a spoof of “Pop! Goes the Weasel”).

By 1965,...

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Life Times Of B. B. King Part Four

Life Times Of B. B. King Part Four

Life Times Of B.B. King Part Four

Life Times Of B.B. King Part Four

Now I know It’s been awhile, in fact it was last year when I did any blog with B.B. King in it, but I had I had a brain tumor, and I would have waited for the doctor, but I was hungry, so I had it for dinner. I’m back now and ready for more blogging with B.B. King. In this blog, entitled Life Times Of B.B. King,I’m not going into his music as much as what was he doing, in The 1990’s-2010’s. In lots of ways, we saw B.B. King, more as a person, than as a performer, and as such, I’m also going to visit his personal life and see just how much he ticks...

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Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part Two

Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part Two

Rock 'N' Rollin' Bill Haley Part Two

Bill Haley met echtgenote
*3 januari 1974

Early history and “Rock the Joint”

EditIn the mid-1940s, Bill Haley performed with the Down Homers and formed a group called the Four Aces of Western Swing. The group that later became the Comets initially formed as Bill Haley and the Saddlemen c. 1949–1952, and performed mostly country and western songs, though occasionally with a bluesy feel. During those years Haley was considered one of the top cowboy yodelers in America. Many Saddlemen recordings were not released until the 1970s and 1980s, and highlights included romantic ballads such as “Rose of My Heart” and western swing tunes such as “Yodel Your Blues Away”...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

A Top 40 hit

One track from My Son, the Nut, a spoof of summer camp entitled “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”, became a surprise novelty hit, reaching No. 2 on the national Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in late summer 1963. The lyrics were sung to the tune of one segment of Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, familiar to the public because of its use in the Walt Disney film Fantasia. That December, Sherman’s “The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” single appeared on Billboard’s separate Christmas chart. Sherman had one other Top 40 hit, a 1965 take-off on the Petula Clark hit “Downtown” called “Crazy Downtown”, which spent one week at #40...

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Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part One

Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part One

Rock "N' Rollin' Bill Haley Part One

Rock “N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part One

At the time, to me the early 1970’s was a wasteland, without any other then Bobby Sherman and The Partridge Family(don’t judge), but one day I saw a new TV Show called Happy Day’s and the first theme song was Rock Around The Clock. The show was about the 1950’s and how it was in TV form(which was full of make believe, stereo types), The TV Show effected me more than I knew it back then, for I was singing(and humming in pubic), Rock Around The Clock. Whenever I have an internets in something, I search high and low for any information about it, so when I started this blog, Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Bill Haley Part One, :I went and took my notes and I found that I can do three blogs without a sweat...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

So far, Allan Sherman is my favorite performer who was born in the 1920’s. He makes me laugh and I need that in my life right now and he fills that need. I’m already to do my blog entitled Hello Buddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two, and I hope you need a laugh also, for I got a complete album for you to listen to. I’ll be working on my next blog for tomorrow morning, but until then, enjoy the album.

Song parodies

In 1951, Sherman recorded a 78-rpm single with veteran singer Sylvia Froos which contained “A Satchel and a Seck”, parodying “A Bushel and a Peck” from Guys and Dolls, coupled with “Jake’s Song”, parodying “Sam’s Song”, a contemporary hi...

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Life And Times Of Judy Garland Part Ten

Life And Times Of Judy Garland Part Ten

Life And Times Of Judy Garland Part Ten

TITLE: WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) ¥ PERS: GARLAND, JUDY ¥ YEAR: 1939 ¥ DIR: FLEMING, VICTOR ¥ REF: WIZ001KP ¥ CREDIT: [ THE KOBAL COLLECTION / MGM ]

This is the last blog for awhile on Judy Garland, but I won’t stop finding out more about her. I’ll be happy to find more information about her and I will always update my blogs, for this blog, entitled Life And Times Of Judy Garland Part Ten may not be the last one, only just for now. I hope you return tomorrow for someone you might want to know, and listen to their albums as well.

Death

On June 22, 1969, Deans found Garland dead in the bathroom of their rented mews house in Chelsea, London; she was 47 years old...

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Life And Times Of Perry Como Part Twelve

Life And Times Of Perry Como Part Twelve

Life And Times Of Perry Como Part Twelve

Life And Times Of Perry Como Part Twelve

For those who think I’m waisting my time with Perry Como, then read this blog and then compare him to anyone that is making music today. This blog entitled Life And Times Of Perry Como, Part Twelve, is the last one, but it’s worth the time to read it. After you read my blog, listen to my album and enjoy.

Awards

Como received the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male; five Emmys from 1955 to 1959; a Christopher Award (1956) and shared a Peabody Award with good friend Jackie Gleason in 1956. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1987...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here's Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Allasn Sherman was one of my favorites performers, and I played,my mom’s vinyl LP, of My Son, The Fork Singer, over and over again, I guess that’s when we saw eye to eye, but then, I always like the unusual, and that was what, I like. As you may notices, that this blog, Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One title is different than the others, well I’m trying something new some of my blogs. Speaking of blogs, in my blog of Birth And Death Of 1924, I mention I like three performers, well two of them weren’t what I thought they were, so I’m not doing the other two...

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