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Goodbye, Barney Fife (And Thank You): Knotts Dead 8 Years Ago

On this date, February 24th in 2006, Don Knotts died. He took America's greatest crime-fighter with him.

 

Thanks Don, for Barney Fife.

 

Above is his final scene on The Andy Griffith Show.

 

 

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Throwing Away A Great Job As A Rocker

11 years ago today, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ bassist Howie Epstein  (to the right of Tom Petty) died of complications due to drug use at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM.

He was 47 years old.

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Cheyenne mentioned in more than Garth Brooks and George Strait songs

There are a few more songs from rock, country and bluegrass about the Magic City Of The Plains.

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Beatles ‘Help!’ Jackets To Be Sold At Auction

Coats worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the cover of the Beatles' 1965 album 'Help!' will be available to the highest bidder. The auction will take place at Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel on March 20, the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of their global smash 'Can't Buy Me Love.'

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Laramie TV Show Was The Real Deal

It's 1870 in The Wyoming Territory and LARAMIE ruled the NBC Network from 1959-1963.

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What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night !. Ichabod Crane imagining a phantom at his shoulder.
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The Ghost Ship of The Platte River

I love regional folklore and the stories that go along with it!

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The Beatles have Landed 50 years ago 2/7

Celebrate 50 years since The Beatles invaded The US with KING-FM.

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“There’s A Horse and Cowboy on your Plates.”

My son-in-law texted me, "There's a horse and cowboy on your plates..." and I then introduced him to STEAMBOAT!

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Radio History Made 81 Years Ago Today

January 30th, of 1933 - THE LONE RANGER was heard on the radio for the first time.  It ran for 2,956 episodes until it ended in 1955. That's when Clayton Moore, pictured above, took over as TV and movies emerged.

In those days, people would g

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An Anniversary Of Fear: Poe’s ‘The Raven’ Turns 169

On this January 29 of 2014, here in the dead of winter, we celebrate the anniversary of a release 169 years ago . . . in 1845. Dark author EDGAR ALLEN POE's classic poem "The Raven" was first published. His tal

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If You Drank Budweiser Before Breast Milk, You Are Probably Beer Royalty.

According to a juicy story on NPR's The Salt, for five generations the family that made The King Of Beers also made their first born sons taste a few drops of their beer before anything else, including mother's milk.

Budweiser has had an interesting history since then. After InBev, a Belgium-based distributor, took over in the last 2000s, I'll bet that tradition ended soon enough.

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31 Years Ago: Bon Jovi’s Uneven Debut Points to Bigger Things

Seeing how they've dominated airwaves and concert arenas over the past three decades, it’s easy to forget that Bon Jovi faced odds as steep as any lottery when they released their self-titled debut album in January 1984.

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