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JACKIE WILSON DEAD; BODY GUARDED ROUND THE CLOCK

Jan. 21, 2013 by

Jackie Wilson died today (January 21, 1984) in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Wilson had been comatose and was hospitalized from 1975 until his death in 1984. Wilson was performing his hit single, “Lonely Teardrops” at a Dick Clark show at

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R.I.P. Curtis Mayfield: How The IRS Created A Legendary Career

Dec. 26, 2012 by

R&B icon Curtis Mayfield died today (December 26, 1999) in Roswell, Georgia. Mayfield had been in poor health for almost 10 years, after he was paralyzed from the neck down in 1990, when a lighting rig fell on him in

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Male Members of The Platters Beat Prostitution Charges

Dec. 10, 2012 by

The four male members of The Platters were aquitted of prostitution charges today (December 10, 1959). Members of the group were arrested in August in Cincinnati, after police raided their hotel room and found three naked 19-year-old white women and

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Alan Freed’s “Rock, Rock, Rock” Debuts; The Flamingos, Frankie Lymon Featured

Dec. 5, 2012 by

DJ Alan Freed’s second feature movie “Rock, Rock, Rock” launched simultaneously in 70 New York theaters today (December 5, 1956.) Alan Freed served as the publisher of 15 of the 21 songs featured in “Rock, Rock, Rock,” which Freed also

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Thanksgiving Doo-Wop – Jive Time Turkey – The Clickettes

Nov. 22, 2012 by