MAY 3: The Daily Flashback

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Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger

Photograph by Thomas D. Lindsay

1888: Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works.
1937: Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind.”
1952: Kitty Wells recorded “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.”
1960: “The Fantasticks” opened. The show became the longest-running musical in theater history on May 13, 1984 with performance number 10,000.
1967: The Walker Brothers announced that they have disbanded.
1971: National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
1976: Paul McCartney opened his first tour with Wings as the massively successful Wings Over America tour began in Fort Worth.
1986: Dollywood opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
2006: Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour” debuted on XM Satellite Radio. The theme for the episode was “Weather,” and Dylan played tracks from Prince, Wilco, Blur, LL Cool J, Billy Bragg and others.
2016: Prince became the first act to concurrently chart five albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 since the merging of their stereo and mono lists in 1963.

BIRTHDAYS
1903: Bing Crosby
1912: Virgil Fox
1919: Pete Seeger
1928: Dave Dudley
1933: James Brown
1934: Frankie Valli
1947: Doug Henning
1950: Mary Hopkin
1951: Christopher Cross
1981: Father John Misty
1989: Mary Lambert

DEATHS
2001: Billy Higgins
1996: Patsy Montana

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