Browsing: Music

A Brief History On October 11, 1932, in the heart of Depression Era Tennessee, little Dorothy Marie Marsh, better known to Country Music fans as “Dottie” West, was born.  Dottie would go on to music history as the first female Country Music singer to earn a Grammy Award in 1965, for her smash hit “Here Comes My Baby Back Again.”  Although West died at the early age of only 58, she left a lasting mark on Country Music and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018, 27 years after her untimely death in an automobile accident.…

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A Brief History On July 26, 1739, George Clinton was born in a place then called Little Britain, Province of New York, British America.  Not to be confused with the funky 20th and 21st Century American musician famous for “Atomic Dog” and other hits, this George Clinton went on to become one of our “Founding Fathers” and served not only as a military officer, but also as the 4th Vice President of the United States. Digging Deeper Before serving both as a privateer and militia officer during the French and Indian War, this George Clinton was appointed as Clerk of…

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A Brief History On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Sparks Brothers at 7:00PM.  The film features many people praising Sparks for their influence, including Beck, Flea, Neil Gaiman, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Jane Wiedlin, and more.  The Sparks Brothers is entertaining and funny and serves as an anthology of contemporary music over the past 50 years. Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link below which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or…

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A Brief History On May 3, 1952, the Kentucky Derby, probably the most famous and prestigious horse racing event in the United States, was first broadcast on television.  Today, we take a look at when significant events first made their television debut.  As always, feel free to nominate an event or events you believe belong on this list. Digging Deeper First Sporting Event, 1936 For this particular historic first, it is fitting that the Olympics takes the honors of being first.  In this case, we refer to the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany.  Since there were no privately…

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A Brief History On January 25, 1881, 2 of the great names in the annals of inventions teamed up to form the Oriental Telephone Company.  Harnessing the invention of Alexander Graham Bell for commercial purposes, Bell teamed with Thomas Edison, the Anglo-Indian Telephone Company and the Oriental Telephone Company of New York to form the new enterprise to sell telephones and related equipment in the Mediterranean and Near East areas as well as India and the Far East.  Bell became the first to patent the telephone in 1876, providing the first method of long-distance voice transmission.  Prior to his invention,…

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