Now there was a song

Now there was a song : Sammi Smith

Now there was a song : Sammi Smith

Entertainment, Now there was a song December 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1973: over 90% of U.S. gas stations closed voluntarily in order to save fuel; Britain cut its work week to three days in order to save its fuel supply; the twin towers of The World Trade Center were completed in downtown Manhattan at aRead More

Now there was a song: Jerry Lee Lewis

Now there was a song: Jerry Lee Lewis

Entertainment, Now there was a song December 11, 2015 at 2:21 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1977: angry farmers rolled into Washington D.C. aboard trucks and tractors to protest economic conditions pushing growers to near bankruptcy; the U.S. State Department proposed emergency admission of 10,000 more Vietnamese refugees fleeing their nation in small boats; London based Amnesty International was awardedRead More

Now there was a song: Billy “Crash” Craddock

Now there was a song: Billy “Crash” Craddock

Entertainment, Now there was a song December 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1975: The United States filed an antitrust suit to break up AT&T; Washington investigators report that Watergate tapes revealed President Nixon asking aides to help protect him; New York City Mayor Beame revealed plan to freeze hiring and cutting over 1500 city jobs toRead More

Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1980: three Federal agencies agreed to pay $2.1 billion for bankrupt Penn Central Railroad; 80 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas; in Italy 3,000 people were killed in Europe’s biggest earthquake since 1915; and a singer fromRead More

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Now there was a song: the Louvin Brothers

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1962: The United States halted atmospheric testing and urged a world-wide ban; Texan Billy Sol Estes was found guilty of real estate swindling; U.S. announced that all missile bases in Cuba had been dismantled; and two brothers from Section, Alabama had their 12th chartedRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 11, 2015 at 2:17 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis A lot of hit songs came from love affairs or ex-love affairs and according to Maxine Brown – The Browns’ 1955 hit record “Here Today And Gone Tomorrow” was one of those tunes. In fact – Maxine said the song came from a love affair that justRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song October 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1965: President Johnson said that the doors were open to all Cuban exiles; U.S. soldiers were permitted to use tear gas in Viet Nam; Senator Robert F. Kennedy suggests Peking send delegates to Geneva Arms talks and a singer from Corsicana, Texas had hisRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song October 13, 2015 at 11:58 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1974: The Watergate cover-up trial began; President Ford called on Americans to cut their driving by 5 percent and to use cold water for wash to combat the energy crisis; former President Richard Nixon was in critical condition after massive internal bleeding following anRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song September 18, 2015 at 3:03 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1969: Marine chief Leonard Chapman ordered a halt to racial violence in corps; eighty three people died when an airliner and a small plane collided in Indiana; President Nixon ordered a resumption in bombing of North Viet Nam; and a singer/writer/performer from Clarksdale, GeorgiaRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song September 11, 2015 at 3:43 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1921: “Tarzan Of The Apes” opened on Broadway, starring lions, apes and other jungle animals; this week in 1932: Jimmy Doolittle became the first person to fly over 300 miles per hour; this week in 1945: the war in the Pacific officially ended inRead More