Saturday, September 25, 2004

We remember Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

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We remember Phil Rizzuto, who was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1917.  Phil was born in the New York area and got to play shortstop with great Yankee teams. 

His teammates included Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra, played for the legendary Casey Stengel and got to watch young Mickey Mantle break into baseball. (Hall of Famer was Yankees All-Star shortstop, broadcaster)

Like many others of his generation, Rizutto served in the military during WW2.

After baseball, Phil called over 1,000 games on radio and TV.

What a great life!   Rizutto was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1994.

Last, but not least, Rizzuto played with the 1949-53 Yankees or the team that won the Series 5 years in a row.

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Friday, September 24, 2004

We remember Gerry Marsden (1942-2021)

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Gerry Marsden was born in Liverpool, England in 1942.     He was a contemporary of John Lennon & Paul McCartney in the local music scene.  He died in January 2021.

Gerry and the Pacemakers had hits in the UK and then came over with The Beatles during the so called "British Invasion" of 1964-65.     Some of their hits were "How Do You Do It," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey".

The group faded in 1966 but they were a big favorite in oldies radio and concerts in the US.   

They had a great sound.

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