Sunday, December 31, 2000

1967: The Beatles' "Hello goodbye" was # 1 on Billboard USA this week

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The Beatles ended 1967 with "Hello goodbye" as the # 1 song on Billboard USA.....It was also included in the US version of "Magical Mystery Tour"..........in the UK, the film soundtrack was issued in a double EP format..........the B-side was "I am the walrus" and it got some radio airplay............

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We remember Roberto Clemente (1934-72)

Roberto Clemente was killed in a plane crash many years ago:
"On December 31, 1972, an airplane chartered by the professional baseball player Roberto Clemente to bring food and other relief supplies to survivors of a recent earthquake in Nicaragua crashes shortly after takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Five people were killed in the crash, including Clemente, whose body was never recovered."
Like most of you, I was shocked to hear the news.       

Clemente hit .317 and got # 3,000 on his last at-bat of the 1972 season.   He was the MVP of the 1971 World Series and hit .318 in the postseason.

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Friday, December 29, 2000

2015: A chat with Juanjo Casals

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Guest:  Juanjo Casal, musician and leader of Los Casals, a pop music band from Uruguay.............the band will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year......over the years, the band has performed a variety of music and enjoys great support from fans in Latin America..........you can see some of their performances in YouTube........plus other stories........

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Tuesday, December 26, 2000

President Truman (1972) and President Ford (2006)

Image result for ford and truman imagesWe remember two amazing men who died on this day.   President Truman died in 1972 and President Ford in 2006.

VP Truman became president when President FDR died in 1945.  He was not well known and followed a political giant of the 20th century.   It was President Truman who made the decision to drop nuclear bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  He put in motion "The Truman Doctrine" that guided US foreign policy until the collapse of the USSR in 1991.   In other words, his presidency was one of the most consequential of the 20th century,

VP Ford became president when President Nixon resigned in 1974.  He served about 30 months but did much to restore confidence in the presidency after Watergate.  His pardon of Nixon was vindicated over time, a profile in courage!

They were both Midwestern men, of great integrity and character.

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Saturday, December 23, 2000

1951: The first NFL title game on national TV


The LA Rams beat the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 NFL title game.    The final score was 24-17.     

The Rams scored 10 points in the 4th quarter to win the game.

It was also the first televised NFL title game ever.    You can catch the game here.

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Friday, December 22, 2000

We remember Robin & Maurice Gibb today

Robin and Maurice, Barry's younger twin brothers, were born on this day in 1949.  Unfortunately, Maurice died suddenly in 2003 and Robin from cancer in 2012.

I love their 3-part harmonies and songwriting skills.   

From 'New York Mining Disaster 1941" in the spring of 1967 to "This is where I came in", their last LP in 2001, the Brothers Gibb recorded and wrote some of the best songs of the last 50 years.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000

We remember Al Kaline (1934-2020)


We remember Al Kaline who was born in Baltimore in 1934 and died in 2020.    

Kaline broke with the Detroit Tigers in 1953.

In 1955, he won the AL batting title, the youngest champion ever at age 20.  

Kaline played right field for the next two decades and finished in the top 3 of AL batting leaders five more times.  He also hit 399 HR and won 10 Gold Gloves.

In 1974, he retired with 3,008 hits and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1980.

One of my all time favorites.   I saw him play several times.

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We remember Maurice White (1941-2016)


We remember Maurice White who was born on this day in 1941.  He died in 2016.

Back in the 1970's, Maurice White founded "Earth wind & fire", a great band that sold 90 million records.    They had a great sound!

The band recorded so many great songs:

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Saturday, December 16, 2000

December 1944: We remember The Battle of The Bulge


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On this day in 1944, the brutal Battle of The Bulge began.  

It was Germany's last roar and the attack cost them 120,000 men, 1,600 planes, and 700 tanks.    They had nothing left after that but the war went on until April 1945.

The US and allies had rough losses too:  80,000 killed, wounded, or missing in action.  The US had 5,000 casualties or the heaviest single battle toll ever.

We recall the men who died in the battle and all of the soldiers who fought back the Nazi attack.

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Happy birthday Mr. Beethoven (1770-1827)

We remember Ludwig van Beethoven born on this day in 1770.    He died in 1827.

During his life, Beethoven composed some of the great masterpieces of music, from the symphonies to sonatas. 

To be fair, there is a bit of confusion regarding his actual date of birth.   I have seen both December 16th & 17th.   Nevertheless, we will go with the birthday greetings anyway and remember the amazing composer.

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My guess is that "birthday boy Beethoven" would love Chuck Berry as much as we do!

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We salute Ludwig Van Beethoven born in Vienna on this day in 1770.   

What would Beethoven think of Chuck Berry?   My guess is that he'd love him as much as we do.

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"Roll Over Beethoven"

Well gonna write a little letter
Gonna mail it to my local D.J.
It's a rocking little record
I want my jockey to play
Roll over Beethoven
Gotta hear it again today

You know my temperature's rising
And the jukebox blows a fuse
My heart beating rhythm
While my soul keeps singing the blues
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

I got a rocking pneumonia
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I caught it off the writer
Sittin' down by the rhythm reviews
Roll over Beethoven
We're rockin' in two by two

Well if you feel it and like it
Well get your lover and reel and rock it
Roll it over and move on up
Just triffle further and reel and rock it
Roll it over
Roll over Beethoven
A rocking in two by two - Ooo

Well early in the morning
I'm a giving you the warning
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle
I'll play my fiddle
Ain't got nothing to lose
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

You know she wiggles like a glow worm
Dance like a spinning top
She's got a crazy partner
Oughta see them reel an rock
Long as she's got a dime
The music will never stop
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Dig to these rhythm and blues


Wednesday, December 13, 2000

2000: Bush v Gore was finally settled weeks later


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On this day in 2000, The Supreme Court finally ended the election recounts after several weeks of partisan politics and marches here there and everywhere.
We remember that The Supreme Court decided Bush v Gore:
“Seven of the nine Justices recognized, as Will puts it, that “the standardless recount ordered by the Florida court – different rules in different counties regarding different kinds of chads and different ways of discerning voter intent – violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws.””  (PowerLine)
At the end of the day, the US Supreme Court correctly stopped VP Gore’s plan, or selective recounts in some counties.
By the way, Bush won every recount in Florida.  (In May 2001, or almost 6 months after, he won again: Newspapers’ recount shows Bush prevailed)
How many recounts was Bush supposed to win?
The 2000 election, and the bloody recount, set the stage for “Bush Derangement Syndrome” and the left’s irrational war on the duly elected president of the US.
Let’s hope that we don’t see another repeat of the 2000 election in our lifetime.
Last, but not least, VP Gore would have been elected president if he had won his home state of Tennessee, i.e. 11 electoral votes!
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Saturday, November 25, 2000

Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is about family





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Our first Thanksgiving in the US was 1964.  It was a pleasant experience but my dad had to work at the hotel.  He had a night job and we needed the money.

Over the years, my mother "Cubanized" the meal with "yuca" and black beans.  Our turkey has always had a Cuban flavor and everybody is happy.

Most of all, we are happy to get together and say thanks for living in the US.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Remember The Ronettes!




The Ronettes were my favorites of the "girl groups" in pop music.

They were Veronica (Ronnie) Bennett, her sister Estelle, and cousin Nedra Talley.

The girls grew up in New York and had huge hits, such as "Be my baby".  They had great harmonies, unusual hair and very good looks!

So let's remember The Ronettes with "Be my baby" and "Walkin' in the rain".

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Saturday, October 07, 2000

We remember Paul Weyrich (1942-2008)





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We remember Paul Weyrich, co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, founder of the Free Congress Foundation and other organizations.  

Paul was born on this day in 1942.  He passed away in 2008.

Weyrich was an important voice back in the late 1970's. He was a critical player in the Republican comeback of 1980.

We also remember Paul for starting The Heritage Foundation.  

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October 1962: "Love me do" was released today!


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It started many years ago in October 1962. 

John, Paul, George & newcomer Ringo released their first single in the UK.  It made it to the Top 20 and opened the way for bigger songs later. 

In 1963, The Beatles made it to #1 with "Please please me" & "She loves you".  In early 1964, they were performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York and Beatlemania was going strong in the US.

In the US, these two songs were included in an LP "The Early Beatles".   In the UK, both songs were in the first LP.

You can hear them here:    "Love me do" & "P.S. I love you".  This is a great book about all of their songs:


Thursday, September 14, 2000

September 1968: "Those were the days" by Mary Hopkin


What were you doing in September 1968?  You were probably listening to "Those were the days", a song by Mary Hopkin.  

The song was in the charts for a long time.  It made it to #2.  It would have probably made it to #1 but "Hey Jude" by The Beatles was the song of the year.


Mary Hopkin had a few other hits but this was her signature song.  You always think of Mary Hopkin when you hear this song in the radio.


Click here for "Those were the days", a truly nice song!


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Wednesday, August 23, 2000

We remember Rose Marie Mazetta (1923-2018)


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We remember Rose Marie Mazetta who was born in the UK on this day in 1923.  She died in 2018.   For many of us, she was "Sally Rogers" in The Dick Van Dyke Show.     She was a very funny woman and the show was wonderful.  
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Thursday, July 13, 2000

A word about Jack Kemp (1935-2009)




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We remember Jack Kemp who was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1935.   We got the news of his death in May 2009: Jack Kemp is dead of cancer.

From the 1970's until his untimely death, Jack Kemp was one of my favorite politicians.   He was also a pretty AFL-NFL quarterback:  21,218 passing yards & 114 TD's.

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We remember Jack Kemp (1935-2009)

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We remember Jack Kemp who was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1935.   We got the news of his death in May 2009: Jack Kemp is dead of cancer.

From the 1970's until his untimely death, Jack Kemp was one of my favorite politicians.   He was also a pretty AFL-NFL quarterback:  21,218 passing yards & 114 TD's.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2000

We remember Pat Woodell (1944-2015)

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For my money, those shows from the 1960's and into the 1970's were a lot more fun.   Thanks to the reruns we've had a chance to catch up with many of them.

"Petticoat Junction" was one of those shows.   Every week we tuned in to catch up with the 3 sisters and their hilarious romantic stories.   No bad language.  No pornography.   Just clean fun and lots of it!

Pat Woodell was born on this day in 1944 and died in 2015.   She played Bobbie Jo, the pretty brunette in the family.  She is the one to the right in the picture.

Again, great show.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2000

We remember E B White (1899-1985)

We remember E B White, the author of many children's books, such as Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).    

He was born in New York on this day in 1899.


A great life and a man who left us some wonderful books that will be read for centuries.


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Sunday, June 25, 2000

1966: "Paperback writer" by The Beatles was # 1 this week

It's a shame that I did not save all of those wonderful 45 cover photos.   My guess is that this one is quite a collector's item.   After all, George and John are shown playing the guitar as lefties.    

"Paperback writer" was one of the group's finest 45's.   The B-side of "Rain" was a sign of things to come.   

The two songs were introduced on The Ed Sullivan Show in 2 fantastic promo films.    They were available on YouTube but no more.

The Beatles released 3 LPs between Christmas 1965 and the summer of 1966.   However,  "Paperback writer", or the B-side of "Rain", were not included in the US versions of "Rubber Soul", "Yesterday and today" or "Revolver".     

Why wasn't this 45 included in the "Revolver" LP?   It seems to fit that one beautifully.   

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Wednesday, March 15, 2000

We remember Ted Marchibroda (1931-2016)

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We remember Ted Marchibroda who was born in Franklin, PA, on this day in 1931.

Back in the 1970s, Ted Marchibroda revived the Baltimore Colts with 3 straight AFC East titles.   

He had good roster of young players like QB Bert Jones and running back Lydell Mitchell.

Unfortunately, he and the Colts ran into the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders, or the two teams that went on to win the Super Bowl those 3 seasons.  Therefore, the Colts never got out of the first round.

Later, he was the Ravens coach when the NFL returned to Baltimore.

Coach Marchibroda died in 2016 after a long career in the NFL.   

He was always very respectful of the fans and developed strong relationships with players and fellow coaches in the game.


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Sunday, March 12, 2000

We remember Jim "The Toy Cannon" Wynn (1942-2020)





We remember Jim Wynn, who was born in Cincinnati in 1942 and died in 2020.

Jim broke with Houston in 1963 and became a regular in 1965 when the Astrodome opened.   

Over the next 10 years, he hit 223 HR in arguably the ultimate pitcher's park in baseball.   His best season was 1967:  37 HR & 107 RBI.

Later, he played a couple of years in Los Angeles and made it to the 1974 World Series.  He hit 32 HR & 108 RBI for NL Champion LA Dodgers.

Wynn retired with 291 HR & 964 RBI.   
 
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Monday, February 28, 2000

We remember Don Ciccone (1946-2016)

We remember Don Ciccone who was born in New Jersey on this day in 1946 and died in 2016.

Don founded The Critters in the 1960's and then worked with The Four Seasons and Tommy James & The Shondells.

The Critters had a big hit in 1966 called "Mr. Dieingly Sad".   It was a great pop song, nice lyrics & melody.   

In the 1970's he worked with The Four Seasons in songs like "Who loves you" & "December 1963 Oh what a night", a couple of their big hits.

Don was also the musical director for Tommy James & The Shondells, another very successful group.

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Sunday, February 06, 2000

1964: "I want to hold your hand" by The Beatles was # 1 this week

Beatlemania officially began with "I want to hold your hand" jumping to # 1 on Billboard.    

A week later, The Beatles landed in New York for The Ed Sullivan Show.  To say the least, pop music would never be the same!

In the US, the B-side was "I saw her standing there", a song from the first LP in the UK.    In the UK, it was "This boy", a song featured on "Meet The Beatles", the first US LP.

"I want to hold your hand" was # 1 for seven weeks.   It was one of the best selling singles of the pop era.    And it is also now available in a digital format.

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We remember Babe Ruth (1895-1948)



George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore on this day in 1895.  

Ruth came along at a very opportune time for the game and the business of baseball.  Baseball was in deep trouble after the White Sox scandal and fans soured on the game.

The "Black Sox" scandal was a complicated story but the Commissioner had no choice but to ban the players.  The biggest tragedy of the commissioner's decision is that we never got to see "Shoeless" Jackson play a full career in the majors.

Ruth put fans in the seats.  He made baseball fun again and became a legendary American hero. 

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1911: President Reagan born on this day

We remember that Ronald Reagan was born on this day in 1911.   His birthplace was Tampico, Illinois. 

Like many of you, I became a conservative because of the Reagan 1976 campaign and eventual election to the presidency in 1980.   He is still one of the most popular presidents in recent memory.   

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Sunday, January 30, 2000

Super Bowl memories from the Packers to Cowboys to Patriots



Am I showing my age?   I remember every Super Bowl, from the Packers to the Patriots defeating the Falcons. 

Of course, it was not called the Super Bowl back then. It was the NFL-AFL Championship game when Green Bay beat KC and then Oakland the next year. 

I am not sure what they called it when the Jets beat the Colts in III or when KC beat Minnesota in IV.

Nevertheless, I have some favorite Super Bowl memories.

Without question, the best game was Pittsburgh-Dallas in '79.  In Dallas, this is remembered as the day that Jackie Smith drooped a Staubach TD pass and kept the Cowboys from winning back to back titles. I had a chance to see an ESPN Classic of this game. It was a great game. The Steelers and Cowboys were the two best teams of their era and it showed on the field.

The Green Bay wins in I & II were fun because I was rooting for the Packers. But they were not good games. In fact, I remember that many purists were calling for ending the game because it was a gimmick. There were lots of empty seats in both games.

The history of the Super Bowl starts with the Jets beating the Colts. I recall a sportscaster in Milwaukee predicting a 36-0 Colts victory. He said that it was no contest. I think that his name was Gillispie.

Like most people, I was stunned to see the Jets beat Baltimore. Actually, I was hoping for an upset because most teens back then were impressed that Joe Namath was so popular with the girls. Namath was cool. He was a rock star playing QB in the NFL.

The Jets were perfect that day. The Colts were sloppy.

Later that year, the baseball NY Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series. The Mets had gone from last place to first and it was an even greater upset. '69 was a year for upstart NY teams to beat favored veteran Baltimore teams! Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in '69 so maybe it was a year for unexpected things.

The Dolphins-Vikings game in '73 was curious because Miami finished a perfect season. 


Most of the games in the 70's and 80's were pretty bad. The next decent game was in '91 when the Giants beat the Bills in the last minute. 

The Denver-Green Bay was interesting because the Broncos ended a long NFC streak. The NFC won the Super Bowl from '85 to '98. 

In recent years, the Patriots and Rams had dramatic wins.

The Super Bowl has not always lived up to its promotion.  Let's hope that the next ones do!


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Thursday, January 27, 2000

The Ronettes: Remembering Veronica, Estelle & Nedra




The Ronettes were one of the great girl groups.     

They were Veronica (Ronnie) Bennett (1943-2022), her sister Estelle (1941-2009) and their cousin Nedra Talley.   They grew up in New York City's Washington Heights.

"Be My Babywas one of the first 45s in my collection.   It is one of the greatest songs of the 1960s. 

The Ronettes, one of the great "girl groups" of pop!

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Monday, January 24, 2000

1962: Brian Epstein started to manage The Beatles

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Wednesday, January 19, 2000

We remember Jean Stapleton (1923-2013)


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We remember Jean Stapleton who was born on this in 1923.  She died in 2013,

In the early 1970s, or the first Nixon term, we use to hear about "the silent majority".  It was one of President Nixon's favorite lines, or a reference to millions of Americans who paid their taxes, lived by the rules and did not expect much from government.

Archie & Edith Bunker were the prototypical members of the silent majority.  They lived in a small home in the New York area.  Archie worked and Edith stayed home.  They had one cute daughter who was married to a liberal, or the "meathead".

Let's just say that "All in the family" was perfect for its time.  A show for the early 1970s!  Millions tuned in because they were watching themselves!

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Saturday, January 15, 2000

Remember what Dr. King said?



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We celebrate that Dr. Martin Luther King, the late civil rights leader, was born on this day in 1929.
We recall that he once said this:
“I have a dream that my four little chidden will one day
live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color
of their skin but by the content of their character.  I have
a dream…..”
Well, we’ve come a long way baby!
In fact, Dr. King would not recognize the “woke culture” driving the left and Democrats today.
Dr. King’s civil rights movement was about correcting past wrongs and giving his children the opportunities he did not enjoy.
Unfortunately, today’s disciples are all about quotas or something else.
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