Saturday, January 24, 2009

In Entertainment, Nothing Notable On This Date From 1971 Through 1989? Really?

January 24th, 1952, Carl Perkins married Valda Crider in Corinth, Mississippi. In 1957, Elvis Presley recorded the song "Teddy Bear." In 1969, Jethro Tull played its first US concert, in New York City. They were the opening act for Led Zeppelin. In 1970, James "Shep" Sheppard, the lead singer for The Heartbeats and Shep and the Limelites, was found murdered in his car on the Long Island Expressway in New York. [A do-wop fact we did not know, & a sad one, even 39 yrs. after the fact. — Ed.] In 1990, actress Kim Basinger signed papers giving her title to most of Braselton, Georgia. The price was about $20 million. Also, actor John Hurt got married for the third time. He married Jo Dalton in England. In 1992, the producer of the New Kids On The Block album "Hangin' Tough" claimed that the group members sang only about 20 percent of the lyrics. He sued for millions of dollars for creative contributions and royalties. The allegations were denied by the New Kids, and the suit eventually was dropped. Associated Press

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