Alan Freed Loses Rights To Use The Name “Moondog”

Alan Freed
Alan Freed lost the rights to use the name “Moondog” Billboard magazine announced today (December 4, 1954).

Freed, who was broadcasting from the WINS station in New York, was banned from using the name by New York Supreme Court Justice Carroll G. Walter, or any variations of the name.

Freed lost the name to Louis “Moondog” Hardin, a blind street musician who dressed in “monk’s habit” and had been using the name in commerce since 1947.

R&B Group The Crickets Recorded Classic ‘You’re Mine’ Today (December 2, 1952)

The Crickets
The Crickets
R&B group The Crickets entered into the recording studio today (December 2nd, 1952) to record their haunting class, “You’re Mine” and the single’s flipside, “Milk and Gin.”

The Crickets were formed when group lead Grover “Dean” Barlow moved to the Bronx in 1951 and met fellow group members Eugene Stapleton, Leon Carter and Rodney Jackson.

The guys quickly formed a group and before they knew it, they were signing a deal with Joe Davis’ Jay-Dee label, who would eventually lease The Crickets’ material to MGM.

“You’re Mine” and “Milk and Gin” were lead by Barlow who lead The Crickets until a lineup change in 1953, which ultimately ended the group’s career.