Wednesday, July 29, 1970

We remember Peter Jennings (1938-2005)

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Time flies and we remember that Peter Jennings was born on this day in 1938 and died in 2005.  

Jennings looked like a guy who could play James Bond in a movie.   He was handsome, sharp and great with words.   

Back in the 1980's, ABC had the best news lineup on TV. There was David Brinkley, George Will, Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson.   They were good and my favorites for election night coverage. 


Add Ted Koppel's "Nightline"  and they were good.

Time took its toll on ABC News.   Brinkley died. Donaldson and Roberts moved on and replaced by Stephanelous on Sunday.  "This Week" is not the same without Brinkley, Donaldson, Roberts or Will.


I still miss Peter Jennings at 5:30 pm in my little office TV.  

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1970: “Close to you" was # 1 this week


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Richard Carpenter was 24, and younger sister Karen was only 20, when they recorded "Close to you" many summers ago.   It was another great song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who also wrote songs for Dionne Warwick!

"Close to you" was their first # 1 song and became one of the biggest hits of the 1970's.  

Have you listened to the radio lately? It is still one of the most requested pop songs on the radio.

According to songfacts, "Close to you" was recorded by a couple of artists before The Carpenters.   It became a hit when the song met Karen's beautiful voice and Richard's awesome arrangement!

'Close to you"  turned out to be one of the most popular songs of 1970 and the entire decade.   It's still a popular selection in various radio formats, from oldies to Top 40 to soft-rock.  
This is one of those pop songs that you need to download!

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Sunday, July 26, 1970

We remember Marjorie Lord (1918-2015)

We remember Marjorie Lord who was born on this day in 1918.  She died in 2015.
It was a great era of American TV.   

The 1950s TV shows were a lot of fun, as we can now see in these reruns.   It was a time of wholesome families and hilarious comedy.   

Marjorie Lord was Danny Thomas' wife on "Make room for daddy".     

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Tuesday, July 21, 1970

We remember Don Knotts (1924-2006)

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We remember Don Knotts who passed away in 2006 at age 81.

Over the years, I've had my share of laughs over Barney in Mayberry and the funny landlord in "Three's company".   As I remember, he was a pretty funny character in Disney movies, too.

Overall, a very good acting career. We will miss Don Knotts!

Friday, July 17, 1970

1956: Grace Kelly and "High Society", her last film


On this day in 1956, "High society" was released.    It was Grace Kelly's last movie before marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco.    She was one of the most popular ladies of Hollywood in the 1950s.

She died in 1982 after an automobile accident.   It was quite a shock.  I remember hearing about the car crash and the death the next day.    

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