Friday, December 26, 2008

Entertainment Boxing Day

On December 26th, 1944, Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" was first performed publicly in Chicago. In 1955, Decca Records released "See You Later, Alligator" by Bill Haley and the Comets. In 1957, Elvis Presley got a temporary draft deferment so he could finish the movie "King Creole." In 1963, Capitol Records released the single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles, which became the band's first number one hit in the US. In 1967, The Beatles film "Magical Mystery Tour" premiered on BBC television. In 1968, Led Zeppelin played its first US show, opening for Vanilla Fudge. In 1973, "The Exorcist" made its premiere nationwide.In 1974, comedian Jack Benny died. He was 80. [The King of Radio & Telebision for over thirty yrs. Here are Jack & the cast in April 1942, recording the "Jack Benny Show" before an audience of soldiers. — Ed.] In 1999, musician Curtis Mayfield died outside Atlanta at the age of 57. Associated Press

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