APRIL 10: The Daily Flashback

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1849: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100.
1925: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was published.
1953: Warner Bros. released “House of Wax,” the first 3-D movie to be released by a major Hollywood studio.
1956: Leo Fender patented the successor to his popular Telecaster model of electric guitar. It’s called the Stratocaster.
1957: Ricky Nelson sang for first time on TV’s “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” performing his cover of the Fats Domino song “I’m Walking.”
1961: Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
1967: Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s song “Somethin’ Stupid” became the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.
1968: Mickey Hart was invited to join the Grateful Dead as the band’s second drummer.
1978: Cher appeared on the cover of “People” with her boyfriend, Kiss’ Gene Simmons.
1985: Madonna launched her first tour, the Virgin Tour, in Seattle.
2000: Sony Music Entertainment announced plans to make its first commercial digital downloads available to U.S. consumers – about 50 hit songs from Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others.

BIRTHDAYS
1911: Martin Denny
1921: Sheb Wooley
1929: Max Von Sydow
1947: Bunny Wailer
1948: Fred Smith
1950: Eddie Hazel
1953: Terry Roche
1958: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
1959: Brian Setzer
1960: Afrika Bambaataa
1970: Q-Tip
1975: Chris Carrabba
1979: Shemekia Copeland
1984: Mandy Moore

DEATHS
1958: Chuck Willis
1962: Stu Sutcliffe
1979: Nino Rota
1992: Sam Kinison
2003: Little Eva
2007: Dakota Staton

1 Comment
  1. Don Wilcock says

    I think the first time Rickie performed on Ozzie and Harriet he was dressed as an Elvis wannabe and was trying to impress a girl at the time. I was a tweenager at the time and ate it up. I interviewed his son Gunner a few years ago. It was sad to realize Rickie’s two sons knew more about him from his musical product than they did as a father. The YouTube video here looks to be a few years later.

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